Donors, Recipients Meet at Dean's Scholarship Reception
By Alex Sachare ’71
Photos By Nick Romanenko ’82
The College long has taken pride in its policy of need-blind admissions
— that is, admitting students on the basis of their talents
and abilities, regardless of their financial circumstances. This
is made possible by the generosity of thousands of donors, including
many who have set up scholarship funds to directly benefit students
Dean Austin Quigley
congratulates Todd Keryc '04, who spoke to the audience on
behalf of all scholarship recipients.
On November 6, hundreds of scholarship donors and the students
whom they support met in the Roone Arledge Auditorium of Alfred
Lerner Hall for the annual Dean’s Scholarship Reception. For
some, it was a chance to renew relationships, while for others,
it was an opportunity to meet face-to-face for the first time.
Speaking on behalf of the scholarship recipients, Todd Keryc ’04
thanked the donors for making it possible for students like him
to attend the College, when they might not otherwise have been able
to do so.
Dean Austin Quigley spoke of the evolution of the campus and compared
it to the way students grow and mature during their years as undergraduates.
“An educational institution is an immense cauldron of transformation
that is constantly infused by the energy of its students,”
he said. Quigley thanked the donors, saying, “There are all
sorts of students whose lives will take a course they would not
otherwise have taken were it not for you.”