Richard Swanson '77, chair of the Wesleyan Fund, speaks during the 2010 Volunteer Leadership Weekend dinner and reception Feb. 26 in Beckham Hall. Several volunteers from the Alumni Association Executive Committee; the Wesleyan Fund National Committee; the Council of Regional Programs; the Career Advisory Council; the WESeminar Committee and the Binswanger Teaching Prize Committee were honored for their volunteer service. Also pictured, from left, are Joe Fins ‘82; Moira McNamara James ’78, P’10; John Driscoll ’62; Brendan Coughlin ’95; Bonnie LePard ’82; Leo Au ‘71 and Dave Bartholomew ’81.
Barbara-Jan Wilson, vice president for University Relations, congratulates David Beveridge, professor of chemistry, for being the first recipient of the Joshua Boger University Professorship of The Sciences and Mathematics endowed chair. Former Board of Trustees Chair Alan Dachs ’70, P’98 and current Chair Joshua Boger '73, P'06, P'09 are pictured in the background.
John Meerts, vice president for Finance and Administration, applauds the Wesleyan faculty, who also were honored at the dinner.
Christine Padian Bolzan '92 and Bill Wasch '52, P'84 listen to Swanson's talk.
Wesleyan's oldest a cappella group, Quasimodal, provided entertainment and led the Wesleyan Fight Song. Jim Dresser '63, P'93; Ellika Healy '10; and Joe Bruno, vice president for Academic Affairs and provost, sing along to the Wesleyan Fight Song.
Prior to the dinner and reception, Richard Swanson '77, chair of the Wesleyan Fund, mingled with the Red & Black Callers' managers during an ice cream social Feb. 26 in Zelnick Pavilion. Swanson hosted the reception to celebrate the students' leadership. The students, pictured, from left, are Casey Reed '12; Netta Levran '10; and David Bachy '10. (Photos by Olivia Bartlett Drake)