A $90,000 gift from Zeta Omega Epsilon provided for renovation
of the entrance to the Bollman Center. We also received $50,000
earmarked for our endowment; $50,000 to equip a new optics lab;
and a $40,000 challenge grant for improvements to the baseball and
softball facilities. I hope you will read about these generous gifts
in this issue.
I cannot find words adequate to express Albright's gratitude to
these benefactors, for their gifts will have an impact far beyond
today. All of us have been recipients of unlooked for generosity
and "warmed by fires we did not build," but in colleges and universities,
it is even more obvious than in other places that we are all links
in a chain of giving and receiving.
On campus, we see signs of the generosity of classes and individuals
gone before - legacies in stone and brick, in the names of buildings,
labs and classrooms, in books and tools for learning. But the most
important legacy of these gifts is in the lives of the students
who learn, flourish and then leave Albright to enrich the world.
We hope that someday these students will also be links in the chain,
in turn giving of themselves for others.
So, on behalf of all of us at Albright today as well as those
who will follow, our deepest thanks not only to our latest benefactors,
but to all those who have given so freely of themselves to Albright
College and its students in so many ways.
Henry A. Zimon