President's Message

May / June 2018

To all faculty, students, and alumni:

It’s hard to believe the conclusion of another academic year is approaching. The campus is invigorating with life renewing all around us. Commencement marks both a beginning and an end. Although life as a student at this wonderful university is coming to a close, our graduates are starting out on a new adventure beyond the Van Wickle Gates, and the excitement of the reunion classes reconnecting with Brown is palpable. 

This is a great time to visit the Club to strengthen ties with the University. The Faculty Club is a unique venue, an exquisite place reminiscent of the values and the diversity that Brown stands for, a place to connect with faculty, staff, alumni and all aspects of the University.

I encourage all members of the Club to come to the Annual Membership Meeting on Monday, May 14th. The Zachariah Allen Award will be presented posthumously to Gerald Massa ‘77. The award is presented to a Club member who made extraordinary contributions to the Faculty Club and to the greater Brown Community. Jon Land will present the award to Jerry’s wife Lois. As Jon had stated earlier “Jerry was passionate about many things, but the Faculty Club occupied a unique space in his heart. He made frequent use of the Club for both his own personal events and those involving the BFA and the Club never let him down. He was proud to be a Board Member and was the Club's most adamant and vocal supporter among the extended Brown family.”

The evening will begin with a reception from 4:15-5:15PM, the Zachariah Allen Award Ceremony from 5:20-5:45PM, followed by the Annual Membership meeting. Please make every effort to attend this special award ceremony honoring Jerry, and to learn more about the Club’s future exciting endeavors.

I hope to see you there.

 -- Joseph DiMartino, President of the Brown Faculty Club