Alumni Support Honor Scholars and The Sandra J. and Richard H. Glessner Honor Scholars Program Endowed Fund
November 10, 2011
Richard and Sandra Glessner with President Lance Carluccio
Newton, MA--In early November, the Mount Ida College community and alumni gathered in Carlson Great Room to attend the second annual Honor Scholars Program Reception and Poster Session. Established in 2009, the Honor Scholars Program provides an enriched and supportive learning environment for outstanding Mount Ida students, which includes special co-curricular and leadership programming, and one-on-one mentoring with faculty on creative projects and research. The goal of the Honor Scholars Program is to provide outstanding Mount Ida students a framework for intellectual inquiry, creative thinking, interdisciplinary study and leadership development. There are currently 70 students in the program, up from 19 in 2009 and over 40 faculty mentors. Students must maintain a GPA of 3.5 to enter and progress in the program.
Alumni Supporting Student Achievement
The Honor Scholars Program’s growth over the last few years is in large part due to alumni, faculty and staff support of The Sandra J. and Richard H. Glessner Honor Scholars Program Endowed Fund. Established in 2008 through the generosity of former trustee David Z. Webster and his wife Janie H. Webster and named in recognition of two of the College’s most esteemed Faculty Emeriti, who both taught at the College for more than 40 years, the Fund’s goal is to support the continued growth of this outstanding academic program.
Honors Program Gives Graduates Competitive Edge
At the reception, Honor Scholars showcased their work to parents, faculty, staff, students, alumni and honored guests David and Janie Webster, Sandra and Richard Glessner, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Michael Burns, and trustees Judith Allen, Phyllis Fanger and Dr. Edward Stettner. President Lance Carluccio thanked alumni for their support and outgoing Honor Scholars Program Director Dr. Ellen Goldberger for her leadership and vision of the program. Prof. Goldberger introduced and welcomed the new Director Dr. Carl Jenkinson, who has mentored two Honor Scholars and is a professor in the English Program. The program’s first graduate, Èlan Haynes, who majored in Fashion Merchandising and Marketing, also presented her work from her honors ePortfolio, which is an important marketing tool that gives our graduating Honor Scholars a competitive edge over peers in the job market.
Donate Today to Support the Honor Scholars Program
During the event, alumni learned how their gift to The Sandra J. And Richard H. Glessner Honor Scholars Program Endowed Fund would help support, grow and strengthen the Honor Scholars Program. The Office of Development invites you to be a supporter of this great program—no gift is too small.
To make a donation or to learn more, contact Candace Crabtree, Director of Alumni Relations, at the Office of Development at (617) 928-4633 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.