Making the Difference


 
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It was a rainy, cold night but the stars were shining inside the Festival Ballroom. Close to 200 scholarship recipients, donors and friends gathered for an evening of recognition and an opportunity to meet one another. The stars varied from the generous individuals who provided financial support through scholarships, to the faculty recipients who excelled in research or teaching, to the student recipients who excelled in academics, service and leadership as a result of the support. Student guest speaker, David Tessier, shared his thoughts on how the College of Business faculty and students fostered a collaborative environment that was imperative to succeeding when he graduates. Involvement in the college organizations was also instrumental in his professional development and understanding of real-world application of class material. More specifically, Tessier felt that his personal experience in the Madison Investment Fund provided him with a distinctive competitive edge over his peers that he worked with throughout his internship. He was sincerely grateful for the opportunities that had been provided to him through his scholarship assistance.

Guests were honored to hear from President Alger and Dean Mary Gowan as they expressed their appreciation and admiration towards these individuals that were making the difference for future generations by creating a legacy of stewardship. The goal is to one day be able to hold these events in the new Learning Complex for the College of Business.

Published: Monday, December 7, 2015

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 10, 2016

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