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Evolucio Board 2015

Hi everyone! Hereby we would like to present ourselves to you as the new Evolucio Board. This year’s board will have a different structure then the previous boards. Therefore we would like to introduce ourselves and our positions to everyone. The Board of 2015 is comprised of six members, who have graduated in either 2013, 2014 or 2015.

We would hereby like to present the Evolucio Board of 2015:

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Georgina Kuipers – Coordinator 

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Hey! I am Georgina Kuipers, a member of LUC’s founding Class of 2013. I majored in World Politics and went on to get my MSc (Research) in Political Science and Public Administration at Leiden University. While I love hearing the stories of my friends traveling all over the world, I’m sticking with The Hague for a little while longer. LUC was my home for three years and I’d love to stay connected with the amazing people I met there – and all other wonderful future alumni – through Evolucio.

Odette Vriese – Event Coordinator

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 Hi everyone! My name is Odette Vriese, graduate of LUC’s Class of 2014. I did a major in World Politics and started last year with my MSc in Public Administration, the track Public Management, at Leiden University. Since I was a board member last year and decided to stay in The Hague for another year, I also wanted to remain part of Evolucio. Together with Ruba we will organise a few different events for both alumni and the current LUC community, such as the return of the current affairs night – keep an eye out for that one! Above all, I would love to stay in touch with LUC for another year through Evolucio while also showing that there is life after LUC.

Ruba Nawaz – Event Coordinator

1235010_224122734404446_98046416_n What’s up?! I’m Ruba Nawaz. I graduated this year and already miss LUC, which only means one thing: be part of Evolucio! Apart from staying in touch with LUC and the alumni community, I hope to organize together with Odette some cool events this year to engage with current students as well. I’m currently doing my Masters in ‘Philosophy, Politics and Economics’ (PPE) in Leiden and also conducting a few independent filming projects in The Hague. Thankfully enough reasons to still hang around in The Hague, where I spent three amazing years of my life.

Lieke Bos – Online Coördinator

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Hi! I’m Lieke and I’m from LUC’s founding Class of 2013, when I graduated in Global Justice. Originally from the Netherlands, I’ve since LUC wandered across Asia and Europe – both studying and working. I did a double masters in International Political Economy at the University of Warwick and Strategic Studies at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (NTU) in Singapore. Currently I’m working for an intergovernmental organisation based in Singapore, so drop me a line if you happen to be around or pass by, I’d be more than happy to show you around or give you any tips.

Ilene van Brouwershaven – Online Coordinator

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Hi everyone! My name is Ilene and I graduated from LUC this summer as a member of the Class of 2015. This year I hope to further explore my interests in life by doing internships, voluntary work etc. The LUC alumni community is an interesting and inspiring one, one where we can inspire each other and profit from each other’s expanding knowledge. As an online coordinator I hope to contribute to this by providing and managing a platform for all of us to stay in touch where ever in the world we are! 

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 Dear all, My name is Eliza and I’m a member of Class 2014. Currently I am doing my LL.M. in Leiden and previously have worked at the ICC, OPCW and the Latvian embassy in the Hague. During the last years, both at LUC and when starting my professional career, I have learned to appreciate the importance of a good network. Therefore, I have joined the Evolucio board to work on creating a comprehensive LUC Alumni Network. Throughout this academic year I will contact alumni from all graduating years and ensure that Evolucio has a strong database containing our whereabouts, studies in progress or completed, internships, jobs, etc. Wishing you a successful year, Eliza

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We are all looking forward to a great year. If you have any questions, remarks or ideas please do get in touch with us!

Greetings,

Evolucio Board 2015

Call for Board Members

The Evolucio Board is looking for new board members!

Evolucio aims to connect LUC’s graduates with each other and the college. Besides a new class of graduates, we will help celebrate LUC’s 5-year lustrum during the Lustrum Season (during the second half of 2015).

We are looking for enthusiastic LUC alumni who would like to join our team, and who want to contribute to the important relationship between LUC and its alumni. The Evolucio board consists of the following members:

  • Coordinator, who oversees the board, organizes the meetings and keeps in touch with LUC;
  • 2 Events coordinators, who plan and execute the events (including a big Lustrum festivity and of course the yearly graduation dinner);
  • 2 Online coordinators, who put together the newsletter and make sure to stay in touch with alumni on social media and our website.

We would like to determine the optimal allocation of functions during and after the application process, based on the applicants’ interests. An Evolucio Board position would take up to 2-3 hours a week (this may vary from week to week depending on the workload). We are a young and growing community, so we are looking for alumni who would like to contribute to its development and help come up with new ideas!

If you’re interested in helping out with a specific event, or would like to be a contact person at your location (e.g. London, Paris), we’d love to hear from you too! We’re planning on having Evolucio Ambassadors, much like LUC’s student ambassadors, to spread the LUC spirit.

To apply for a position in the Evolucio Board, please send an email to info@evolucio.nl, with a short statement of motivation (max 200 words) and your CV before the 12th of July 2015. We will then select applications for a short interview. If you have any questions, feel free to email that address as well.

2014 – Evolucio Board

Evolucio’s Board is the representative body of our alumni community. The board is committed to supporting the goals of Leiden University College, nurturing the connection between the college and the students, and in preparing LUC students and alumni to become the leaders of tomorrow.

The Board of 2014 is comprised of nine members, who have graduated in either 2013 or 2014. The aim of the current board is to build upon the efforts of the past year, to establish new ideas and to keep the LUC spirit alive.

We would hereby like to present the Evolucio Board of 2014:

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Christine Everaars Christine Everaars

Hello everyone! My name is Christine Everaars and I graduated in June 2014, after three beautiful years at LUC. As a major, I’ve chosen sustainability, combined with a minor of Entrepreneurship. This has lead me to apply for a (first) masters’ programme in Entrepreneurship in the Dutch capital Amsterdam. After this, I would like to have a career in sustainable management. Besides teaching me what I (might) want to do in life, LUC has taught me to enjoy the little things. My best memories are probably not the big parties, although I love dressing up. The friendships and great late-night discussions are great to look back at and relive when I meet LUC students and alumni. This is also something I would also like to see in Evolucio events: to combine education and great lectures with socializing the LUC way. I hope to see you all at our events.

Contact Christine via: christineeveraars[at]evolucio.nl

Danny Damen Danny Damen

Danny Damen, reporting for duty. I was allowed to call the halls of LUC ‘home’ for the past four years, pursuing a degree with the World Politics major. The Hague will be my port of call for at least another year as I will join fellow LUC alumni in the Crisis & Security Management master program at Leiden University. The choice for this was quite easy, as it allows me to continue where I left off in the RNLAF, but in the trenches of academia instead of combat zones across the world. My prolonged time at LUC has been many things, but certainly not boring. From celebrating New Year’s in (or rather on) places we shouldn’t be to attending 9 AM classes straight after pulling an all-nighter player Guitar Hero with friends (apologies if we ever kept you awake!). Evolucio is more than just a connection and getting drinks here, there, and everywhere (although this definitely is important!). I hope Evolucio will present you with interesting events this year that will keep us close to academia, but that are also more personal than a plain lecture.

Contact Danny via: dannydamen[at]evolucio.nl

Eline Severijnen Eline Severijnen

My name is Eline Severijnen and I am a member of the Class of 2013. I will obtain my LL.M. degree in Public International Law from Leiden University this summer and start an MSc programme in International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies at the London School of Economics and Political Science in September. In London, I will continue my work as Evolucio board member to ensure the London-based alumni stay connected with each other and LUC. I look forward to being closely involved in our alumni community yet another year and it is an honour to contribute to LUC and its future alumni generations through Evolucio.

Contact Eline via: elineseverijnen[at]evolucio.nl

Georgina Kuipers Georgina Kuipers

I am Georgina Kuipers, a member of the Class of 2013. I majored in World Politics, which is why I happily accepted an offer to do a Research Master in Political Science and Public Administration at Leiden University, specializing in Public Administration. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at LUC, especially the possibility to help shape the college as a member of the Board of LUC’s Study Association Fortuna and as the student member of LUC’s Programme Board. LUC was my home for three years and I am looking forward to creating ways to stay connected to the amazing people I met there – and to all those other wonderful future alumni – through Evolucio.

Contact Georgina via: georginakuipers[at]evolucio.nl

Hilde Woker Hilde Woker

Hei, jeg heter Hilde. Hyggelig å møte deg! Hi, my name is Hilde Woker. Pleased to meet you! I belong to the first cohort of Leiden University College The Hague Alumni, who graduated on June 22nd 2013. At LUC, I majored in Global Justice and completed a minor in World Politics. Over the past year, I completed a master’s degree in Public International Law at Leiden University, in addition to the Leiden Leadership Programme. This year, I am studying Law of the Sea at the word’s northernmost university in Tromsø (Northern Norway). I will always look back on my time at LUC and remember the great friendships I made, the very interesting courses I was able to take, and the small-scaled community of LUC. I really look forward to developing Evolucio into a thriving, flourishing community, that can keep the LUC family together, and promote LUC spirit all over the world.

Contact Hilde via: hildewoker[at]evolucio.nl

Jake van Baarsel Jake van Baarsel

My name is Jake van Baarsel, or more commonly known as Jake van Geyser, and was a student in the LUC graduating class of 2014. At LUC, I majored in World Politics and minored in Entrepreneurship. My fondest memories at LUC consist of having a good time with the students around me, whether it be sharing stories about past experiences, or partying at Club Van Geyser. Post-LUC, I am planning on getting some work experience before doing an MBA somewhere abroad, but of course how everything will turn out eventually remains to be seen.

Contact Jake via: jakevanbaarsel[at]evolucio.nl

Luc van der Stegen Luc van der Stegen

My name is Luc van der Stegen and I am the Class Representative of the Class of 2014. During my time at LUC I majored in World Politics and this coming year I will be doing some internships to supplement my theoretical knowledge from LUC with some practical experience. One of the things I liked most during my years at LUC was being involved in the Dies Fatalis as well as being part of the Fortuna Board of 2012-2013. I enjoyed the LUC community and hope to be able to continue to be part of it as an alumnus. Within Evolucio I hope to be able to help our expanding body of alumni to take shape and help each other wherever we might end up.

Contact Luc via: lucvanderstegen[at]evolucio.nl

Odette Vriese Odette Vriese

My name is Odette Vriese and I graduated from LUC on the 28th of June 2014 with a Major in World Politics. Next year, I will continue to study at Leiden University, starting in September with the Master’s program Public Administration with a specialisation in Public Management. I enjoyed my past three years at LUC and its student community. Favourite memories include having dinner with amazing friends and the first two incredible Dies Fatalis events. In between course work and capstone, I slowly started to realise how in one semester our time at LUC would be over. Since LUC is such a close community and I have made many friends here in the last three years, I find it important to stay connected with my fellow graduates, but also with the alumni of the class of 2013 and the alumni to come. Therefore I joined Evolucio, to organise events which will bring together our alumni, continue on the foundations made last year and to help build a thriving community for the future.

Contact Odette via: odettevriese[at]evolucio.nl

Pieter Goethart Pieter Goethart

How you doing? You can call me PJ, 啤酒,Pedro, Pietro, Petrus, Piotr or whatever alternative your language has for Pieter. As part of the first cohort, the OG Class of 2013, I graduated in the Summer of 2013. My major looked at World Politics and my minor at International Law. Last February I started with the MSc in Political Science at Leiden University and I plan to graduate in December of 2014. The past years have allowed me to meet an immense variety of incredible, beautiful and hilarious people that have studied, partied and bonded at LUC and I want to ensure that crowd continues to form a community for decades to come. As such Evolucio intends to return the favor to those that have made our experience in The Hague so amazing.

Contact Pieter via: pietergoethart[at]evolucio.nl

Call for Board members

The Evolucio Board is looking for new Board members!

Evolucio aims to connect LUC’s graduates with each other and the college. On the 22nd of June 2014, Evolucio will celebrate its first Dies Natalis and enter into its second year of existence. We are looking forward to another year filled with alumni activities, creating and maintaining new traditions, and most importantly LUC spirit!

We are looking for enthusiastic LUC alumni who would like to join our team, and who want to contribute to the important relationship between LUC and its alumni. As a Board member you will be involved in the organisation of various events, such as alumni mixers or workshops. Within the Board we will also distribute administrative tasks, and the responsibilities for social media and the website. We are still developing and growing, so we are looking for alumni who would like to contribute to the development of the LUC alumni community, to build on the foundations that were laid over the past year, but also to keep thinking ahead, and to expand this important aspect of life after LUC. An Evolucio Board position would take up to 3-5 hours a week, although this of course depends on the time of year, and on the workload of the Board.

Will you be graduating this year, or did you graduate last June/February and do you want to help maintain our special LUC spirit and community? Then apply for a position in the Evolucio Board and help maintain and create new traditions for our LUC alumni community!

Please send an e-mail to info@evolucio.nl, with a short statement of motivation (max 200 words) and your CV before 20th May.  We will then select applications for a short interview. Because we will be meeting regularly, it is preferred if you will be studying/working in the Netherlands next year, although we will have some positions for Board members abroad. Please be reminded that these Board positions can only be taken up by LUC alumni who have already graduated or students who will graduate on the 28th of June 2014.

For more information about Evolucio, make sure to check out our website and our Facebook page. We would of course also be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Launch of Evolucio during LUC’s Graduation Ceremony

The LUC Alumni Foundation Evolucio was launched during the first graduation ceremony on Saturday 22nd June. Below is the speech that Hilde Woker, the Chair of Evolucio, performed during the graduation ceremony.

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Your Excellencies, honourable guests, LUC staff and students, and lastly, my dear fellow graduands,

Today marks the day that the first cohort of LUC students will graduate, and will thereby be relieved from their role as guinea pigs to the LUC experiment. Although it’s sometimes been a bumpy ride, the Class of 2013 has had the privilege of shaping LUC into this amazing, wonderful college. By doing so, LUC students have found a new family, a new group of people to grow up with, and share wonderful memories with. Over the past three years, these friendship and family ties have become stronger and stronger, but will now experience a change. For today marks the end of our LUC study experience. The 22nd of June will be remembered as your graduation day, the day you completed your undergraduate degree, the day you completed your studies at LUC.

However, today also signifies the start of a new LUC experience, namely that of being LUC alumni. When all of our graduands will have turned their tassels today, they will become the first alumni of LUC. Therefore, I would like to introduce the LUC Alumni Foundation, Evolucio. I would also like to formally introduce the first-ever board of Evolucio: Eline Severijnen, Charlotte Gabriel, Georgina Kuipers, Fien van Rossum, Boudewijn Vijfhuizen, and Tamieck van Vuuren, and myself as Chair.  As dedication to the Class of 2013, we have decided to pass the Articles of the Foundation today, meaning that the 22nd June will forever be our Dies Natalis. Evolucio aims at keeping the LUC family together, wherever you might be, and strengthening and maintaining those close ties we have with each other, but also with the college.

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Last Thursday we already organised a lovely dinner at Het Heden for all graduating students. I would also hereby like to invite all future alumni to attend our first official event in 2013, namely on Friday 27th September, where we will host a tour of the new building at the Anna van Buerenplein, and have a mixer afterwards to catch up with everyone.

I know that many of you will be pursuing promising master degrees, internships and exciting gap years next year and in the future, but remember that LUC will always remain the place we once called home. We might be leaving LUC, but LUC will never leave us.

2013 – The Founding Board

The founding board was comprised of five members, all of whom graduated in June 2013. The aim of this founding board was to contribute to a solid foundation for this organisation and keep LUC traditions alive.

Hilde Woker Hilde Woker

I’m Hilde Woker and I belong to the first cohort of Leiden University College The Hague Alumni, who graduated on June 22nd 2013. At LUC, I majored in Global Justice and completed a minor in World Politics. In 2013-2014, I will be doing a master’s degree in Public International Law at Leiden University, and will also hopefully be doing the Leiden Leadership Programme next year. I will always look back on my time at LUC and remember the great friendships I made, the very interesting courses I was able to take, and the small-scaled community of LUC. I really look forward to developing Evolucio into a thriving, flourishing foundation, that can keep the LUC family together, and promote LUC spirit all over the world.
Contact Hilde

Eline Severijnen Eline Severijnen

My name is Eline Severijnen. I graduated from LUC, with a major in Global Justice, on the 22nd of June, 2013. I will continue to study at Leiden University, where I will start the Master’s Program in Public International Law in September. The past three years at LUC have been an amazing experience, filled with memories for a lifetime. Especially the spontaneous get-togethers in our common garden and Monday-evening dinners with a great group of friends are unforgettable moments. I hope that through the work of our Foundation, the strong community spirit of LUC will continue to exist among its alumni, even though we will all go our separate ways. I look forward to being closely involved in our alumni community and it is an honour to contribute to LUC and its future alumni generations through Evolucio.
Contact Eline

Georgina Kuipers Georgina Kuipers

I am Georgina Kuipers, a member of the Class of 2013. I majored in World Politics, which is why I happily accepted an offer to do a Research Master in Political Science and Public Administration at Leiden University, specializing in Public Administration. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at LUC, especially the possibility to help shape the college as a member of the Board of LUC’s Study Association Fortuna and as the student member of LUC’s Programme Board. LUC was my home for three years and I am looking forward to creating ways to stay connected to the amazing people I met there – and to all those other wonderful future alumni – through Evolucio.
Contact Georgina

Fien van Rossum Fien van Rossum

My name is Fien van Rossum and I am honoured to be part of the Evolucio board as a student of LUC’s class of 2013, the first graduating cohort. At LUC I graduated with a major in International Development and a minor in Global Justice and I want to pursue further legal education with an LLM in international law and specialize in mediation. LUC is more than just an academic institution. Right from the start we have become a close community. My favourite memories of my three years at LUC include the Christmas parties, whether they were held in a museum or the common room, the Dies Natalis and most recently, the Dies Fatalis. The latter really demonstrated our close ties and as part of the new alumni foundation Evolucio I would like to create a platform which can support these ties even after we have left LUC, and provide tools that assist LUC alumni in their future career.
Contact Fien

Tamieck van Vuuren Tamieck van Vuuren

My name is Tamieck van Vuuren and as of June 22nd 2013 I will be one of LUC’s first alumni. During my time at LUC I majored in Global Justice and next year I will continue my studies with a program in international human rights law at the National University of Ireland, Galway. My favourite LUC memories would be the numerous festive occasions us students got to enjoy: Christmas committee parties, Dies Natalis celebrations, Finish Line parties and many more, but also the lively and open class discussions that characterize our college. I will remember my three years at LUC as being part of a happy, vibrant and tight-knit community that has taught me so much more than global challenges alone, and where I made friendships that I know will last a lifetime. All in all, I am delighted to be part of Evolucio’s first board and hope to not only promote close ties between students and alumni, but also to make sure the LUC spirit extends far beyond The Hague alone.
Contact Tamieck

Launching Evolucio

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The 22nd June of 2013 is a very special day. Not only will we see the first cohort of LUC students graduating, it will also go down in history as the dies natalis of the LUC Alumni Foundation Evolucio. Because LUC was such a special place for us, we want to make sure that we stay connected with the people and institutions that have become like family to us. The foundation will organise and structure the events and network to ensure that. Although we might be leaving LUC, LUC will never leave us.

Evolucio’s board currently comprises seven members, five of which have graduated in June 2013. The aim of this founding board is to contribute to a solid foundation for this organization and keep LUC traditions alive. Find out more about the board members here.