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2007 Winter Commencement

On December 15, 2007, 90 graduates received diplomas at Albright’s 148th Commencement held in Memorial Chapel. Seventy graduates were from the Accelerated Degree Completion Program, while 20 were from the College’s traditional degree programs.


Former Albright Trustee
Murray H. Dashe ’69, retired
chair, chief executive officer
and president of Cost Plus,
Inc., addressed the graduates.
Dashe also received an honorary
doctor of laws degree.



Ron Green, Ph.D.’62, professor of psychology (second
from left), stands with the winners
of the Green Lee Academic Achievement Award:
Cynthia L. McAllister, Matthew Hocker
and Charles D. Roberts.

Artist-in-Residence Jeffrey Lentz ’85 Receives 2007 Pagoda Award for Artistic Excellence

Jeffrey Lentz ’85, artist in residence for theatre and music, received the Berks Arts Council’s 2007 Pagoda Award for Excellence in Artistic Development.

The award cites Lentz as, “a master of many theatrical arts (director, musician, singer and dancer) who has proven himself both on and off the stage.”

Lentz has appeared in opera, operetta and musical theater with equal success in the U.S., Canada and Europe. His long association with New York City Opera and Glimmerglass Opera in Cooperstown, N.Y., resulted in acclaimed performances in many shows. He won critical acclaim for his performance as Johnny Inkslinger in Britten’s Paul Bunyan at the Glimmerglass Opera.

And, in 2006 he directed the Domino Players production of Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, which was one of three college theatre productions across the country to be selected for the 2007 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.

Albright Awarded $100,000 Grant from Wachovia Foundation

Albright has been awarded a grant of $100,000 from the Wachovia Foundation for three projects: $63,000 for a two-year partnership project between Albright’s Education Department and several 4th and 5th grade teachers in Reading’s 13th and Union Elementary School; $33,200 in scholarship support to be awarded to low-income minority sophomore students who entered the College through the Summer Start Program; and $3,800 to purchase equipment needed by the Albright Learning Center.

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