Donors and Recipients Meet and Greet at Dean’s Scholarship Reception

Alumni donors and student recipients meet and mingle at the annual Dean’s Scholarship Reception.

Almost 350 scholarship donors and student recipients gathered in Alfred Lerner Hall’s Roone Arledge Auditorium on February 8 for the Dean’s Scholarship Reception, an annual event where the two groups meet and discuss their College experiences. Donors learn about student life at the College today, while recipients have the opportunity to thank those who helped make their education possible.

Speakers, along with Dean James J. Valentini, were Sherri P. Wolf ’90 and Douglas R. Wolf ’88, who established the Wolf Family Scholarship Fund in 2011. The evening’s student speaker was Daphne J. Chow, the Wolfs’ recipient since 2015.

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Enjoying the event were Kevin Matthews ’80, representing the Black Alumni Council Scholarship Fund, and Camille Sanches ’18, one of its three recipients. Below, several donors mingled with recipients: standing, left to right, Andrew Ford ’21, recipient of the Grace and James Dignan Family Scholarship Fund; Brian C. Krisberg ’81, LAW’84, representing The Krisberg Family Scholarship (with recipient Isabel Sepulveda ’21 seated, third from left); Roger Lehecka ’67, GSAS’74, representing the Wallace Taylor Memorial Scholarship Fund; and guest Elliot Cafritz ’82. Seated, far left, is Anmolpreet Kandola ’19, a recipient of the Morris A. and Alma B. C. Schapiro Scholarship Fund; second from left, Lehecka’s wife, Ria Coyne BC’84; and far right, Maria Avila-Franklin ’21, recipient of The Bethill Family Scholarship Fund.
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Learn more about the speakers and view the list of donors and recipients.