- January 4, 2013
In celebration of what President Amy Gutmann considers Penn’s “sacred trust”—the University’s steadfast commitment to providing educational access to all outstanding students, regardless of their financial circumstances—more than 500 Penn alumni, students, and friends gathered at the 2012 Fall Scholarship Celebration. This special event took place on November 14 at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.
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- December 26, 2012
“An Inclination join’d with an Ability to serve … should be the great Aim and End of all Learning,” said University of Pennsylvania founder Benjamin Franklin.
This civic ideal has shaped the University’s core values, influencing Penn’s longstanding commitment to community engagement—a commitment that has been embraced by the University’s Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships.
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- December 17, 2012
There are many ways to uphold a lifelong commitment to Penn and its ideals, as the diverse biographies and accomplishments of the alumni award recipients honored at the 78th Annual Alumni Award of Merit Gala prove.
The black-tie event, held the Friday of Homecoming Weekend at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, welcomed more than 300 alumni and guests in celebration of the honorees’ unwavering commitment to Penn and its missions.
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- December 12, 2012
Though he could have put aside his duties as Class President when he graduated in 2002, Josh Klein, C’02, has continued to remain engaged with Penn—most recently, assisting in planning his 10th reunion for Alumni Weekend 2012, which turned out to be the most highly attended reunion of its kind. As a student, Klein re-energized the senior gift drive; now, as an alumnus, he carries on the Penn tradition of lifelong learning by sharing his enthusiasm for French and history (his double major while at Penn) with students at Severn School, a private preparatory institution in Maryland.
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