- May 17, 2013
More than 8,000 proud alumni returned to their Penn home to rediscover their Red and Blue roots during Alumni Weekend, held May 10-13, 2013.
Returning Quakers reconnected with fellow classmates and recaptured their Penn pride while attending countless events and festivities. Not only did alumni find themselves reminiscing, but they engaged with faculty, classmates, and even Penn President Amy Gutmann in stimulating discussions, lectures, and panels. From film screenings and live theater performances to guided tours of new buildings and art galleries, there was something for everyone.
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- May 2, 2013
Michael Moh, W’92, is a proud Penn alumnus whose philanthropy and engagement with Wharton is a family tradition. His father, Laurence Za Yu Moh, WG'53, established two scholarships for MBA students from his native China and endowed two professorships at Wharton, including the first Wharton Chair ever endowed by an alumnus from outside the U.S. The family foundation's recent gift will help establish the Penn-Wharton China Centerin Beijing and continue the Moh family's interest in building bridges between China and Penn.
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- April 12, 2013
“Contagious” isn’t always bad. At least, the class presidents attending the second annual Class Presidents Event certainly don’t think so. In fact, they’re hoping Penn pride spreads worldwide.
Offered by the University and the Alumni Class Leadership Council (ACLC), the Class Presidents Event, held March 15 in Huntsman Hall, not only invited all of Penn’s class presidents back to campus for some fun with old friends and new faces, but also served to recognize the momentous efforts of this very special leadership group.
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- April 8, 2013
Jayne Perilstein is one of Penn’s most active alumnae both in and outside of the Penn community. Currently, she serves as the president of her class and the chair of the Trustees’ Council of Penn Women, while also working tirelessly for the University of Southern California Shoah Foundation. With a husband and daughter who are graduates of Penn, she counts holding her own class flag during her daughter’s commencement as one of her fondest memories. We talked with Jayne about her time at the University, her experience as a volunteer, and ways that classes can come together to make a difference in the community.
What got you interested in Penn and how has your Penn education paid off in your life?
I grew up in Scranton. With Penn only two hours away, I took a bus to visit on a beautiful sunny day. When I walked down Locust Walk, I could see the energy and enthusiasm the students had, and I knew that Penn was for me. I applied and was accepted, and started taking classes at Wharton. I fell in love with the school, and as one of the few female Wharton students at the time, I learned how to compete and study with my male counterparts, something that served me well later in my career.
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- March 8, 2013
Having endowed the Berlin Family Scholarship for undergraduate students during his 15th reunion year, Joshua M. Berlin, MD, W'95, expanded both his giving and his leadership by establishing the Joshua M. Berlin, MD, W'95 Scholarship at the Graduate School of Education (GSE), where he is one of the youngest Overseers in the School's history.
GSE's interdisciplinary perspective and commitment to teacher education and research were instrumental in attracting Dr. Berlin's participation. The School actively collaborates across the University to develop programs and initiatives that break down the barriers between education and other fields of endeavor. Partnering with educational entities locally and around the globe, GSE is also markedly entrepreneurial in finding ways to connect research with practice.
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