(From Left to Right): UC McMicken College of Arts & Sciences' Dean Ronald Jackson, Mayor Mark Mallory, UC Trustee Stanley M. Chesley, Dean Lim, and Stephen L. Hightower II.
Also in attendance were several of CEAS’ distinguished donors and corporate sponsors; alumni; IT/Computing guests with the Robotics Club and their active robot companion. Also attending were a number of prospective students—soon to be proud engineering freshmen—and their parents. Donors, faculty, alumni, students and future engineers alike enjoyed fine desserts and refreshments as they mingled together in the suites. The night was never short of excitement and surprises—Dean Lim just so happened to run in to Mayor Mark Mallory in the President’s Box!
The evening had been well under way prior to the game, with everyone gathering at the Faculty Club for a delectable dinner provided by the extraordinary Chef David and his skilled staff. The room continuously surged with excited chatter as students enlightened donors, alumni and recruits on their exhaustive studies and challenging co-op assignments.
Dean Lim closed the dinner with an appreciative few words before escorting all of the guests and honored students to their respective suites for the game, “Here, at CEAS, WE ENGINEER BETTER™. And with the help of everyone in attendance tonight, we will undoubtedly continue to build upon our legacy as a renowned research and pioneering educational institution.”
The Basketball Bearcat’s 68-50 victory capped a superb performance which was particularly apropos in light of the college’s motto of WE ENGINEER BETTER™. Look for an even greater celebration next year.