Class of 1957 Spectrum Award
Message to our Classmates, March 2020
Before our 60th reunion in 2017 your planning committee suggested—and you accepted—the challenge of establishing an endowed prize fund in the name of our class. With the goal of awarding an annual gift to a junior or senior engineering student with an outstanding academic record who also exemplifies the heart and attitude of community service, we established this Class of 1957 Spectrum Award, to which many of you have given graciously. The first awardee was honored at our reunion banquet. The search is currently underway for the fourth recipient.
Now, as our ranks are beginning to dwindle, your committee has decided to make one last push to grow the endowment fund sufficiently to assure its long-term survival. With that in mind, each member of our committee has made an additional pledge to the Spectrum Fund.
In March of 2020, some of you received a letter from our committee requesting your support. Please accept our apologies for the unfortunate bad timing of the mailing. In light of the coronavirus impact on our economy and our daily lives, we are delaying mailing the letter to the rest of the class until a later time.
Whenever the timing is right for you, we invite you to join us by making a gift to Spectrum, as it will be through this unique gift that the Class of ’57 will leave our long-term impact on RPI.
Meanwhile, we wish all of you and your families good health!