Learning about the interesting students in Salisbury University’s new Honors College was, for many attendees, the highlight of a donor recognition reception on Friday, November 18. Held in the Assembly Hall of the new Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons, the event spotlighted the Honors College, which expanded this fall from SU’s decades-old Bellavance Honors Program.
Dean Jim Buss introduced Honors students, who ranged from entrepreneurs and researchers to international travelers and scholarship winners. SU alumnus Len Foxwell, now chief of staff for Maryland’s Comptroller, also recalled the impacts of his Honors education on his life and career, applauding founding director Tony Whall and SU President Janet Dudley-Eshbach.
Dudley-Eshbach welcomed and thanked some 80 friends of SU who attended. They included President’s Club and Benefactor’s Circle donors, who, respectively, generously give $1,000 and $5,000 (or more) to SU and its students annually. Also attending were Holloway Society donors, who have designated special planned gifts to SU, and the Sea Gull Society, friends of the University with over $100,000 in cumulative giving.