Wesleyan Faculty, Staff Celebrate Holiday Season

Wesleyan President Michael Roth plays piano while Gina Driscoll, associate director of development events; Nancy Meislahn, dean of admission and financial aid; Roth's wife Kari Weil, visiting professor of letters and faculty fellow; and Louise Brown, dean for academic advancement/dean for the Class of 2009, sing along. President Roth held a holiday party at his home for faculty and staff on Dec. 11.

Wesleyan President Michael Roth plays piano while Gina Driscoll, associate director of development events; Nancy Meislahn, dean of admission and financial aid; guest Shanda Reynelli; Roth's wife Kari Weil, visiting professor of letters and faculty fellow; and Louise Brown, dean for academic advancement/dean for the Class of 2009, sing along. President Roth held a holiday party at his home for faculty and staff on Dec. 11.

Luis Rodriguez Vodak, assistant store manager, attended the holiday party with his mother, Joy Vodak, coordinator of the Office of Academic Affairs.

Luis Rodriguez Vodak, assistant store manager, attended the holiday party with his mother, Joy Vodak, coordinator of the Office of Academic Affairs.

Who, Who,

Hope McNeil, administrative assistant in the Music Department; Ann Marino, administrative assistant/facilities coordinator in Olin Library; Mardi Hanson-d'Alessandro, library assistant in the Art Library; Anna Milardo, administrative assistant in the Physics Department; and Cathy Race, administrative assistant in the Psychology Department, mingle at the president's party.

Cliff Ashton, director of Physical Plant, dons a festive tie at the president's party.

Cliff Ashton, director of Physical Plant, dons a festive tie at the president's party.

Meghan Fay, assistant director of alumni and parent relations, and Gina Driscoll, associate director of development events, mingle at the party.

Meghan Fay, assistant director of alumni and parent relations, and Gina Driscoll, associate director of development events, mingle at the party.

Michael Roth, center, welcomes Ganesan "Ravi" Ravishanker associate vice president for Information Technology Services and Steve Machuga, director of administrative systems, to his holiday party.

President Michael Roth, center, welcomes Ganesan "Ravi" Ravishanker associate vice president for Information Technology Services, and Steve Machuga, director of administrative systems, to his holiday party.

Roxanne and Tushar Irani, assistant professor of letters, assistant professor of philosophy, enjoy hors d'oeuvres, which were served at the party.

Roxanne and Tushar Irani, assistant professor of letters, assistant professor of philosophy, enjoy hors d'oeuvres, which were served at the party.

Joan Adams, assistant to the president, shares a holiday hug with and Sonia BasSheva Mañjon, vice president for diversity and strategic partnerships.

Joan Adams, assistant to the president, shares a holiday hug with and Sonia BasSheva Mañjon, vice president for diversity and strategic partnerships.

At left, Bill Herbst, the John Monroe Van Vleck Professor of Astronomy, talks with Charles Salas, director of strategic initiatives.

At left, Bill Herbst, the John Monroe Van Vleck Professor of Astronomy, talks with Charles Salas, director of strategic initiatives.

Joan Miller, wife of Richard Miller, the Woodhouse/Sysco Professor of Economics, emeritus, mingles with Meg Zocco, director of parent programs and development. Dick Miller is pictured in the background.

Joan Miller, wife of Richard Miller, the Woodhouse/Sysco Professor of Economics, emeritus, mingles with Meg Zocco, director of parent programs and development. Richard Miller is pictured in the background.

From left, Tom Castelli, instrument maker;  Joel LaBella, facility manager, Joyce Topshe, associate vice president for facilities; Jeff Gilarde, director of scientific imaging; and Ron Gordon, manager of animal facilities, mingle at the president's party.

From left, Tom Castelli, instrument maker; Joel LaBella, facility manager, Joyce Topshe, associate vice president for facilities; Jeff Gilarde, director of scientific imaging; and Ron Gordon, manager of animal facilities, mingle at the president's party.

Seth Redfield, assistant professor of astronomy, attended the holiday gathering with his wife, Kaetahe, and son, Owen.

Seth Redfield, assistant professor of astronomy, attended the holiday gathering with his wife, Kaethe, and 8-month-old son, Owen.

XX, Joan Adams, XXX, XXX and Steve Machuga gather for a holiday photo.

Kathleen Cataldi, access services coordinator at Olin Library; Joan Adams, assistant to the president; Abigail Clouse, the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctorial Fellow at the Center for the Americas; Tricia Hill, professor of history, professor of American studies; and Steve Machuga, director of administrative systems, gather for a holiday photo.

The Roths' family dog, Matilda, was the event's party animal. (Photos by Olivia Bartlett)

The Roths' family dog, Matilda, was the event's party animal. (Photos by Olivia Bartlett)