Wesleyan Celebrates Alumni and Parent Donations

University Relations held a "Tuition Transition" celebration March 27 in Usdan University Center to thank alumni and parent donors for their financial support. Pictured, from left, Sarah Bell '09, Pam Vasiliou, director of the Wesleyan Fund, and Katie Borfshever '09 look over a poster on display.

University Relations held a "Tuition Transition" celebration March 27 in Usdan University Center to thank alumni and parent donors for their financial support. Pictured, from left, Sarah Bell '09, Pam Vasiliou, director of the Wesleyan Fund, and Katie Borfshever '09 looking over a poster on display.

At right, Katherine Eyster '10, speaks to students about the tuition transition. Wesleyan's tuition, room and board costs about $69,000 a year. Students pay $49,000, and a tuition grant from alumni and parents through the Wesleyan Fund, along with the endowment, picks up the additional $20,000 per student.

At right, Katherine Eyster '10, speaks to students about the tuition transition. A tuition grant from alumni and parents through the Wesleyan Fund, along with the endowment, reduces tuition, room and board charges by nearly $20,000 per student every year.

The Wesleyan Cardinal attended the Tuition Transition celebration in Usdan.

The Wesleyan Cardinal attended the Tuition Transition celebration in Usdan.

Ruby Ross '09 volunteered to paint a red "W" on students' cheeks during the event. At left is Erik Underwood '09.

Ruby Ross '09 (pictured right) volunteered to paint a red "W" on students' cheeks during the event. At left is Erik Underwood '09.

Anand Satchidanandan, assistant director of The Wesleyan Fund, gestures a Wesleyan "W" with the cardinal during the event. Students were handed informational cards, cookies and fortune cookies. (Photos by Olivia Bartlett)

Anand Satchidanandan, assistant director of The Wesleyan Fund, gestures a Wesleyan "W" with the cardinal during the event. Students were handed informational cards, cookies and fortune cookies. (Photos by Olivia Bartlett)