The Fairfield University Awards Dinner
The Fairfield University Awards Dinner began in 1960, when the Alumni Association began recognizing alumni and staff for their professional achievements and service to the institution. Held annually, the University's Multicultural Scholarship Fund has been the beneficiary of the Awards Dinner since 1988. Overall, more than $14 million dollars has been raised in support of financial aid.
Here are three individuals who benefitted as students from the funds raised by the Fairfield Awards Dinner.
Edwin Muñiz '11
Major: Business Management
Current occupation: Hotel Auditor, Brazilian Court Hotel & Beach Club, a luxury boutique hotel in West Palm Beach, Fla.
"I am grateful to have been mentored by the excellent staff members of the Office of Student Diversity Programs, Project Excel, and University Activities. Throughout my Fairfield career, I had the opportunity to work many passionate students, faculty, staff, and administrators. I am forever thankful for the scholarship program which gave me the opportunity to attend Fairfield."
Stefany Accino '09
Double-Major: Psychology and Sociology
Current occupation: Social Worker, CT Department of Social Services; will be graduating with her MSW degree from Fordham in May 2012
"Fairfield provided me with countless opportunities to both discover and look beyond myself... I have played many roles - serving as a leader, a shoulder to cry on, a friend, and most importantly, a community-builder...Through my work in and outside of the classroom, I have been well prepared at Fairfield for a great future..."
Peter Otoki '08
Major: International Business
Current occupation: Analyst, RBC
"Thanks to individuals like yourselves, I have been blessed with opportunities to see parts of the world that I had only dreamed about... Your donations do impact peoples' lives. Not only the student's life that you helped put through college, like myself, but, more importantly the lives of all those that student comes in contact with. In many ways, it is like an investment that continues to pay dividends... Thanks for making an impact on my life. Please continue to do it for others, as I, too, will try to do." Peter is a member of the 2012 Awards Dinner Committee.