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Students, Donors Meet at Dean’s Scholarship Reception

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Approximately 500 students and donors - including alumni, parents, family members and friends of the College - attended the Dean's Scholarship Reception on November 4 in Roone Arledge Auditorium in Alfred Lerner Hall. The festive annual event provides an opportunity for scholarship donors and student recipients to meet and chat in a casual setting.

Dean Michele Moody-Adams, hosting her first Scholarship Reception, thanked the donors for their generosity and loyalty, especially in hard economic times, and met with many of them personally. On behalf of the scholarship recipients, Veronica Colon '10, the Packer-Bayliss Scholar, spoke eloquently about the impact the donors' generosity had on her, saying she never would have been able to fulfill a lifelong dream and attend the College without that support. Dan Dolgin '74, '77L delivered heartfelt remarks from the perspective of an alumnus about the ways in which the education he received at the College had shaped his life and his career. Dean of Alumni Affairs and Development Derek Wittner '65 gave welcoming remarks, noting the "unfiltered nature" of an event that gives scholarship donors and the beneficiaries of their generosity an opportunity to meet face-to-face and perhaps establish lasting bonds.

Alex Sachare '71

 

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