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An Evening Enjoyed By All—
The 2014 Scholarship Dinner

The 28th annual Scholarship Celebration was an evening of nurturing friendships, sharing dreams, and saying thank you. Almost 300 donors and student scholarship recipients came together at the April 9 dinner held at South Bethlehem’s ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks.

Some students were meeting their benefactors for the first time to share their Lehigh experiences and appreciation for the opportunities provided to them. Others were attending the celebration for the last time before graduation. Doug Breen ’68 said it was the third dinner he and his wife, Susan, attended with senior Kyle Meredith ’14.

“We are finally getting rid of him,” Breen said with a smile. Meredith has received the Howard X. Breen Scholarship since his sophomore year.

The evening included a musical performance by Matilda and the Swallows, student poster presentations on independent and collaborative research, and a panel discussion with Leif Arnesen ’14, Dominique Brown ’14, Corrin Pimental ’14, and Brett Ley ’16. The panel shared accomplishments as scholarship recipients and future goals.
 
 
In attendance was President Alice P. Gast, who said that the dinner was not just about scholarships, but about Lehigh’s commitment to excellence and everything that our donors are making possible.

“Every year I am awed by the energy, creativity, intelligence, confidence, and drive of our students. I am excited about what they have done and what they will do in the future,” she said. “Each year, my appreciation deepens for what you, our donors, have made possible.”

Please enjoy photos from the evening.
 
Posted on Tuesday, April 15, 2014
 
 
“If Matthew succeeds in his goals, he is going to be a major benefactor to his fellow man,” said Ronald Lipetz ’62 with biology major Matthew Cohen ’16 who receives the Ronald E. Lipetz ’62 Endowed Scholarship and plans to attend medical school.
 
 
“I came from a single parent household where money wasn’t very well present. It was a very big reach for me to come to Lehigh. Without the help of my donors, I wouldn’t have been able to come to such a good university,” said Matt Erbeck ’14 who receives the Barbara S. and Robert B. Gill ’53 Endowed Scholarship.
 
 

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