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HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS: CO-OP

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

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

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…

AFFINITY GROUPS: LIFELONG COMMUNITY DAPHNE KWOK ’84

I’ve often heard Wesleyan described as a lifelong community. I couldn’t agree more. What makes each of us “Wesleyan” is not just the years that we spend on campus. It’s also the interactions and experiences we share once we join the proud Wesleyan alumni community of more than 30,000 members across the globe. As with…

JEFFREY BURNS ’80 M.D.: STUDENTS, ALUMNI FORM CREATIVE TEAM FOR OPENPEDIATRICS.ORG

If you want to revolutionize an entire field of study, you need creative thinkers. Such is the thinking behind one doctor’s quest to bring medical education to the global sphere. As OPENPediatrics.org Program Director Dr. Jeffrey Burns ’80 builds a staff of highly competent and innovative individuals, the pool of Wesleyan graduates has provided ample…

ANDREW VOGEL ’95: FORGING RELATIONSHIPS

When Andrew Vogel ’95 talks about his relationship with Wesleyan, it’s a story of the importance of alumni connections—forging them, fostering them, and following them into the next generation of graduates. A partner with ZM Capital, a partnership founded by Strauss Zelnick ’79, Vogel recently sponsored a large gift—$1 million—to the Wesleyan endowment from that…