Members of the Bloomfield College Alumni Association (BCAA) cast their votes in December to elect new leadership. Two alumni, Maurice Lyle ’09 and Gage Daye ’12 have accepted the roles as president and vice president of the Bloomfield College Alumni Association, respectively, and are eager to start working closely with the entire Bloomfield College community.
“We are so thrilled to welcome Maurice and Gage to the Alumni Board leadership,” said Sarah Lacz, vice president for institutional advancement. “We are elated to see these alumni step forward and want to support their alma mater with their gift of time and talent.”
In both cases, each candidate was persuaded by other BCAA members to become more involved, and to throw their hat in the ring for a leadership role on the BCAA Board. The new leadership shared their intentions to engage alumni in discussions about how to create student-centric connections between alumni and the student body.
Newly appointed BCAA President Lyle said, “My hope is that we as alumni can network with students and encourage them to take full advantage of the resources that are available to them on campus as well as engage with any new programming that the alumni association puts into place. Our aim is to become a robust force on campus. Our vision is to see the alumni association partner with the College community to create opportunities and help current students take the necessary steps in planning for rewarding careers after college,” said Lyle.
Echoing that alumni can be very influential with students, new BCAA Vice President Daye, who also serves as assistant men’s basketball coach at the College, said, “In working with Bloomfield basketball players and other students, I am in a position to encourage students to participate with the alumni association while creating a networking bridge for alumni to connect with students. I also know that alumni like to see how their gifts are used, and I look forward to working with alumni to plan new activities that will encourage them to renew their interest in giving back to the school.”
Lyle serves as a Financial Advisor at a Fortune 50 financial institution on Park Ave in New York City where he is a member of the wealth management division. He and his team of specialists build customized values based financial plans for a select group of successful entertainers, families, professionals and business owners. He holds a B.S. in Finance from Bloomfield College.
Daye, who has played basketball professionally, is a career entrepreneur and serves as Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at Bloomfield College where he identifies, evaluates and coordinates the recruitment of academically qualified student-athletes; and directs on court player development and instruction. He holds a B.A. in Human Resources Management and Services from Bloomfield College and an MBA in Athletic Administration from Southern New Hampshire University.