The new category distinguishes Fairfield University in the United States and reflects the academic strength and growth of Fairfield University’s graduate and professional programs.
Fairfield is one of 73 new doctoral and professional institutions to be added to the category. It was formerly classified among institutions of higher learning.
The public review period for the Carnegie Classification Update began on December 15, when the public review version was released.
The public review lasts six weeks. The ranking will be announced as official at the end of January.
The Carnegie Commission on Higher Education developed a classification of colleges and universities to support its research and policy analysis programs, beginning in 1970.
Twenty-two members of the Fairfield Chapter of the National Charity League, Inc. have received the 2021 Presidential Volunteer Award.
Four bronze, five silver and 13 gold medals were awarded. Winners range from eighth through twelfth grade. The 22 winners have accumulated 2,813 volunteer hours in support of the Fairfield chapter of the league’s 18 local and national philanthropies, including Operation Hope, Save the Sound, The Pilot House, Special Olympics and the Norma Pfriem Breast Center.
The award honors outstanding volunteers whose service has a positive impact on their community.
The gold medal recipients are Isabella Baptista, Ava Beatty, Grace Beccaria, Audrey Compare, Natalie Compare, Adriana D’Elia, Giana D’Elia, Madeline DePiano, Sofia Dillabough, Delaney Dwyer, Sidney Ferrone, Anna Gedacht and Karina McMahon.
The silver medal recipients are Erica Bender, Caitlin Benson, Lila Greenberg, Dina Lacugna and Daphne Pardo.
The bronze medal recipients are Amanda Dillabough, Claire Fuchs, Mia Nishiyama and Kayla Thomson.
The National Charity League is a voluntary mother-daughter organization.
Author and educator, Robin DG Kelley, Ph.D., is the keynote speaker at the 2022 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Convocation at Fairfield University Quick Center for the Arts, 1073 North Benson Road.
The event will take place at 7 p.m. on February 2.
The theme of the event is “The Wrong Side of World Revolution”: The King’s Internationalism and Lessons for Today. »
The event is free and open to the public.
Visit quickcenter.fairfield.edu for more information.
Fairfield University is also hosting a week of programming to celebrate the life and influence of Dr. King in February. It includes civic reflection, a mobile Black History 101 museum, live discussions and a youth leadership summit.
Visit fairfield.edu/mlk for more information and to register.
The public is invited to a reception for the ‘Color Play’ art exhibit, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., February 10, at the Bruce S. Kershner Gallery in the Fairfield Library.
The exhibition will also feature the art of its artists, Earl Grenville Killeen, Dionne Pia and Emily Teall.
The library is located at 1080 Old Post Road in Fairfield.
The show begins February 5 and will continue after the reception until April 2.
Fairfield University will host its annual 2022 Fairfield Awards Dinner to benefit scholarships.
The dinner is an opportunity for the university to recognize certain people who have made a significant contribution to the vitality of the university community. He will also honor five individuals from the community who exemplify the Jesuit tradition of professional excellence and community service.
The event will take place at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York, NY, at 6 p.m. on April 20.
The event benefits the Fairfield University Alumni Multicultural Scholarship Fund and other scholarships. The annual awards dinner has raised nearly $20 million in scholarships over the years for deserving students.
, according to information from Fairfield University’s vice president for academic advancement, Wally Halas.
The winners and awards are:
– Michael Archbold, Class of 1982, Professional Excellence Award
– Maureen Errity Bujno, Class of 1990, Alumni Service Award,
– The Reverend Gerry Blaszczak, SJ, University Alumni Chaplain and Special Assistant to Fairfield University President Marc E. Nemec, Distinguished Faculty/Administrator Award
– John and Lori Berisford, Parents of the Classes of 2020 and 2021, Parental Leadership Award
The co-chairs of the 2022 Fairfield Annual Awards Dinner are: Trish Comey Preston of the university’s class of 1980 and Adrienne A. Johnson, of the university’s class of 1991.
Visit fairfield.edu/awardsdinner, or contact Fairfield Awards Dinner Director, Jennifer Kane, at [email protected], or 203-254-4000, ext. 2464, for more information.