More than 250 alumni and friends gathered at Metrazur in New York’s Grand Central Station to celebrate the success of Dickinson’s Bologna Program. Among the attendees were several members of the Nilsson family, including Judy Nilsson, wife of the program’s first director, K. Robert Nilsson.
Clarissa Pagni, associate director of the K. Robert Nilsson Center for European Studies, traveled from Bologna, and alumni and past directors came from California, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Florida, Georgia, Virginia and all along the East Coast.
The highlights of the evening included comments from Dickinson trustee Jim Chambers ’78 , an account of the program’s history by former director Mark Ruhl ’70 and a drawing for a week’s stay in Bologna. Proceeds from the raffle benefited the Daniel Snyder Memorial Scholarship, which provides assistance to a deserving student demonstrating financial need and studying in Bologna.