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Scholarship Dinner Brings Students and Donors Together

Graduate and undergraduate students mingled with alumni, family, and friends at the annual scholarship dinner hosted by Emerson President Jacqueline Liebergott on November 18.

“The event offers an opportunity for funders and students to get to know each other personally,” said Advancement Services Stewardship Coordinator Amy Meyers.

Overseers (past and present), Alumni Board members, and Trustees were also in attendance. Students representing more than 170 students who received financial aid this year from endowed funds as well as restricted gifts from parents and alumni were on hand.

The evening included performances by three members of the cast of the upcoming Emerson Stage production of Nine.

“While our scholarship recipients write personal letters of thanks to the parents, friends, and alumni who contribute scholarship funding, this warm dinner strengthens the relationships between our wonderful students and our generous donors,” said Vice President for Institutional Advancement Robert Ashton.

“I wish that everyone who supports the College could spend one day following one of today’s Emersonians; you’d be amazed both by the students and the tremendous experiences they are sharing, and by how familiar their passion and creativity will feel.”

Photo caption: Joe Pierandozzi and Natasha Mieszowski, both MFA candidates in fiction, photographed with Barbara Segal Rutberg ’68, Director of Alumni Relations and Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement.  Joe received one of two scholarships awarded by the Alumni Association Scholarship Fund and Natasha received the Barbara S. Rutberg ’68 Graduate Scholarship in Fiction.

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