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WESLEYAN’S INAUGURAL 1831 SOCIETY RECEPTION

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-+*Manhattan’s Hudson Terrace was the setting for Wesleyan’s inaugural 1831 Society Reception, hosted by John ’80 and Eva Usdan P’15, P’18, P’18, on January 29, 2015. More than 300 alumni, parents, and Wesleyan students gathered to celebrate, entertained by Family Market, a Wesleyan jazz trio, and The Wesleyan Spirits. The 1831 Society recognizes leadership donors…

JOIN IN AN ENDURING TRIBUTE TO JOHN DRISCOLL AND THE FREEMAN ASIAN SCHOLARS PROGRAM

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-+*Two notable occasions coincide this spring: The Freeman Asian Scholars Program, founded  through the generosity of the Freeman Foundation, late Houghton (Buck) ’43 and Doreen Hon.’03 Freeman and their son Graeme ’77, will celebrate its 20th anniversary. And longtime Wesleyan Alumni Director John Driscoll ’62—one of the program’s strongest champions—will formally retire. What better way…

STEVE OLESKEY ‘64, P’00 ESTABLISHES ENDOWED PUBLIC SERVICE INTERNSHIP

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-+*Orientation to public service and social justice came early to Steve Oleskey ’64, P’00. “My mother worked in the New Hampshire court system in the 1950s,” he explained. “She would come home and tell me about grand juries interrogating local citizens about their political activities.” Oleskey also watched the dramatic Army-McCarthy hearings on television: “From…

HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS: CO-OP

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-+*Howard Brodsky ’66 calls the rug business he ran on campus his “first cooperative venture.” Today he is the founder, chair, and CEO of CCA Global Partners, one of the largest privately held companies in the United States, with sales of more than $10 billion and 13 distinct businesses in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and…

IN MEMORIAM: GEORGE CREEGER, JASON WOLFE

-+*George R. Creeger, 89, professor of English, emeritus, died Nov. 1, 2014. He joined the Wesleyan faculty in 1951 after receiving his B.A. at DePauw University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. at Yale. He taught American literature in the English Department for nearly 50 years. An expert on romantic poetry—particularly Wordsworth, Keats, Shelley, and Byron—and…

FALL WEEKENDS: LEGACIES CELEBRATE FAMILY WEEKEND; WESLEYAN’S “NO. 1 FAN” REMEMBERED AT HOMECOMING

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-+*Family Weekend, held the last weekend in September this year, featured WESeminars, athletic contests, and many delighted Wesleyan alumni parents. They lined up with their Wesleyan students on Denison Terrace, along with President Michael S. Roth ’78. The Wesleyan Cardinal was also on hand to celebrate the latest generation of Wesleyan spirit. This year Family Weekend was separate…

RANDY SIEGEL ’83 FUNDS SUMMER STUDENT SCIENCE RESEARCH

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-+*Randy Siegel ’83, a College of Letters alumnus, and his wife, Lisa, have a personal reason for giving to Wesleyan: their daughter (above, with Randy). Their new endowment gift supports a student working in Professor Jan Naegele’s lab on cutting-edge epilepsy research. Rebecca Siegel, 17, has struggled with intractable epilepsy since infancy. Several years ago…

WESLEYAN WELCOMES EIGHT NEW MEMBERS TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

-+*Saeyun D. Lee ’93  Lee is the senior assistant commissioner for academic affairs in the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, and supports the development and implementation of initiatives to continually enhance the quality of public institutions of higher education and increase college and career readiness starting at birth. She previously served as the policy director…