Westminster Community Celebrates the Forsythes
On April 10, the Westminster community gathered to honor and celebrate the contributions of and impact that President and Jane Forsythe have had on our College during their 10 years of service. Following a military escort from Washington West House to Champ Auditorium through a cheering crowd, the event kicked off with performances the Blue Jay Band, led by Alan Nellis, and the Blue Diamond Dance Team.
Dr. Carolyn Perry, Senior Vice President of the College and Dean of Faculty
Thank you presentations
Wayne Zade, Professor of English
— Apples and Oranges, Cezanne
for Barney and Jane Forsythe by Wayne Zade
Of a boy and girl
Lie down over leaves
In piles on a table.
As if they had offered
Their lives, they hold fruit
On a plate, in a bowl,
Each piece begins
To peel its own light,
While flowers on a pitcher
Outside, the sun
Has stood in the trees.
It passes a window.
It re-enters the skin.
Dr. Bob Seelinger, Professor of Classics
Gina Campagna ’09, Director of Advancement Services
Tom Husak, Co-Chair, Westminster College Parents Association
Molly Dwyer ’15, Student Government Association President
Below, the Forsythes watch a thank you video from students.
Blue Jay Fight Song
The Churchill Singers, led by Dr. Natasia Sexton
Following the celebration in Champ, the Campus Activities Board hosted the entire campus community at a special Forsythe TGIF in Mueller Student Center.