Several senior administrators
went west last month on a friend-raising tour that included visits with
alumni in Low Angeles, Vancouver and Hong Kong.
The Los Angeles trip included a dinner honouring René Balcer, former
executive producer of the hit television series Law and Order. Balcer
is a former student of Communications Studies Professors Dennis Murphy
and Marc Gervais who still keeps in close touch with his former mentors.
A number of his influential Hollywood colleagues attended the event, and
they were enthusiastic about the many new things they learned about Concordia.
Rector Frederick Lowy attended this dinner, as did Chair of the Board
of Governors Lillian Vineberg, Richard Renaud, Marcel Danis, Robert Boivin
and their spouses, Dennis Murphy, and Nancy Marrelli (Archives), who was
in Los Angeles on other business.
In Vancouver, Concordia hosted a reception for about 120 graduates at
the Vancouver Club. Director of Alumni and Advancement Tamas Zsolnay,
Laura Stanbra and the Rector and Mrs. Lowy welcomed the guests. Several
private meetings were held with other influential alumni in Vancouver.
In Hong Kong, Dr. Lowy attended a glittering fundraising dinner for the
new Concordia Hong Kong Foundation. Among the guests were Professor Adrian
Tsang, Marcel and Mrs. Danis, Mary Kay Lowy and Christopher Hyde.