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Alumni Weekend Service Awards


Six alumni received Distinguished Service Awards during Alumni Weekend 2013 for their outstanding service to Transylvania.



Aris and Laura Sutton Candris Aris Candris ’73 and Laura Sutton Candris ’75 have co-hosted events for fellow Transylvanians in the Naples, Fla., area and regularly travel back to Kentucky to support activities like the Brown Science Center laboratories renovation dedication and class reunions. Aris has served on the Transylvania Board of Trustees since 2008 and was the principal speaker for commencement 2011. In 2008 the couple established the Laura and Aris Candris Science Scholarship at Transylvania for students majoring in physics, chemistry, mathematics, or computer science, with preference given to international students.

Jim Groves Jim Groves ’56 serves on the Alumni Executive Board and is a long-time class reunion committee member. While a student at Transylvania, he was president of Kappa Alpha Order and served on the Interfraternity Council. He established the Dr. Frank Rose Memorial Scholarship in 2011 and is a regular supporter of the Dr. John D. Wright Jr. Scholarship. He is a member of the Morrison Society for his planned gifts.

Gwen Williamson Mathews Gwen Williamson Mathews ’88 is a former member of the Alumni Executive Board. She has been a reunion committee member for 25 years and has served as her class agent. She assists the Bluegrass Alumni Chapter and has attended alumni networking fairs to help Transylvania students probe career options. She previously served her alma mater as an admissions counselor, annual fund director and grant writer in the development office, and director of Greek life.

Joe Zaluski  Joe Zaluski ’71 and Candy Caine Zaluski ’71 have both served the university through Alumni Executive Board membership. Candy is the immediate past president of AEB, and Joe has been elected twice to AEB membership. Both have been class reunion volunteers since 1996, and they co-chaired their class’s 2001 reunion. Candy participates in the Transylvania Women’s Club and has assisted with alumni networking fairs. The Zaluskis have also hosted alumni events in their home. Candy Caine Zaluski

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