More than 30 alumni, students and friends recently gathered in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Jan. 17 for a presidential reception with Wesleyan President Michael Roth. After being welcomed with a Hawaiian lei, President Roth gave a spirited update about Wesleyan and answered questions about the intensity of being a student and how Wesleyan is nurturing diversity through the Posse Veteran Scholars Program and by inviting professors of the practice to campus. The event took place at the New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel.
President Roth also visited the Punahou School, where Barack Obama graduated in 1979. Pictured at left is Myron Arakawa, director of college guidance; Warren Luke ’66; Michael Roth and Hardy Spoehr ’66.
On Jan. 18, more than 100 guests, including Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper ’74, MA ’80, Hon ’10, attended another Presidential Reception with President Roth in Denver, Colo. Pictured is President Roth and Keyonne Session ’17.
The event was hosted by Wesleyan Trustee Mike ’85 (pictured) and Michelle Fries.