Lawrence pulled out all the stops for a two-day More Light! campaign finale that brought hundreds of alumni, parents and friends to campus. From the moment President Jill Beck announced the campaign total to the final good-byes, campus was buzzing with excitement and bursting with pride.
The More Light! finale weekend kicked off with the More Light! Collects reception in the Wriston Art Center. Guests perused more than 60 pieces of artwork donated and loaned to Lawrence from the collections of 30 alumni and friends.
Saturday’s events included the commemoration of another Lawrence milestone—Dorrit Friedlander’s 60-year tenure at the college. After a private reception in the Steitz Hall Atrium, nearly 200 guests joined Friedlander, professor emerita of German, for dinner in the Warch Campus Center. During dinner, Friedlander was presented with a scrapbook featuring an assortment of photos, press clippings and memories from former students.
Lawrence’s annual Career Conference was also part of the More Light! finale weekend. The day began with a panel discussion on “Leadership in Life After Lawrence” in Stansbury Theatre. Moderator Terry Moran ’82 joined panelists Joanne Bauer ’77, Harry Jansen Kraemer ’77, David Mulford ’59 and Catherine Tatge ’72. The Career Conference also included a series of presentations on the Lawrence Scholars programs, Senior Experience, faculty excellence, and student experiences at Lawrence.
The Lawrence University Board of Trustees
Their faces and names are well known on campus. They lead discussions and provide guidance to students planning future careers. They work collaboratively with faculty, alumni and staff, and then with President Jill Beck to bring new ideas—often very important academic initiatives— to life. They attend concerts, lectures and football games. They are clapping, cheering and supporting all things that are Lawrence University.
Among the trustees’ greatest contributions to Lawrence University, however, are their steadfast leadership and active involvement in the successful and historic $160 million More Light! capital campaign.
With the addition of the Warch Campus Center, the residential experience for generations of students is enriched. With support for The Lawrence Fund and for initiatives such as Senior Experience, Posse Scholars and Lawrence Fellows, the distinctive quality of a Lawrence education is made deeper. With contributions to the endowment, named professorships and student scholarships, the futures of Lawrence University and of Lawrentians not yet born are brighter.
“Faculty, staff, alumni, students and President Beck all played very significant roles in the success of the campaign. Lawrence trustees took the Lawrence community’s collective vision and helped to make it reality,” says Cal Husmann, vice president for alumni, development and communications. “More than any campaign I’ve been a part of, the successful completion of More Light! Can be traced to the leadership and tireless efforts of this extraordinary group of men and women.”
Front row (left to right): Kim Hiett Jordan ’58, Margaret Carroll ’61, Edie Andrew, Bill Baer ’72, Susan Feith, O.B. Parrish ’55
Second row: Renee Boldt ’85, Stephanie Vrabec ’80, Sara Schmidt Agritelley ’83, O.C. Boldt, Jill Beck, Bill Hochkammer ’66, David Blowers ’82, Bob Buchanan ’62, Dale Schuh ’70, Char Singleton ’67
Third row: Mike Cisler ’78, Bob Schaupp ’51, Peter Betzer ’64, Dwight Peterson ’55, Bob Anker ’64, Jeff Riester ’70, David Knapp ’89, Louis Butler Jr. ’73
Fourth row: John Ellerman ’58, Chuck Saunders ’84, Tom Kayser ’58, George Mead, Terry Franke ’68, Harry Kraemer ’77, Lars Lofgren, Scott Myers ’79, Bob Perille ’80
Not pictured: Susie Kane ’72