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Columbia College Chicago hosts 2012 Winter Holiday event and Dee Sarelas Service Award Ceremony

Over 90 people participated on the 2012 Winter Holiday event

Over 90 people participated in the 2012 Winter Holiday event

ON DECEMBER 7, 2012, OVER 90 people attended the Winter Holidays Reception and the 2012 Dee Sarelas Service Award Ceremony that took place in Columbia College Chicago.

It was a night of camaraderie and enthusiasm.

In this opportunity Fulbright scholars came with their families and had the chance to interact with Fulbright students, Fulbright alumni and several representatives from the Consular Corps.

Nancy Day, Chairperson of the Journalism Department at Columbia College Chicago welcomes the audience

Nancy Day, Chairperson of the Journalism Department at Columbia College Chicago welcomes the audience

Nancy Day, chairperson of the Journalism Department at Columbia College Chicago and a Fulbrighter to Russia welcomed the participants. After being introduced by Elio Leturia, president of the Chicago Chapter and an associate professor at Columbia College, Day remembered the significant experience she had during her time abroad and encouraged the foreign students to explore Chicago and enjoy their stay in the Windy City.

Fulbright scholars attended the event with their children

Fulbright scholars attended the event with their families and children

Lexy Gore from WorldChicago was among the guests and acknowledged the fact that this gathering had offered the chance to bring students, scholars and alumni together. “This is a great event,” she said.

A Columbia College Chicago Jazz trio entertained the audience with beautiful music celebrating the holidays.

The Dee Sarelas Service Award Ceremony also took place that night. This is the third edition of the award that honors Dee Sarelas.

Thomas Ahleman, vice president of the Chicago Chapter presents the award to Dr. Ana Gil García

Thomas Ahleman, Vice President of the Chicago Chapter and 2011 Dee Sarelas Service Award recipient presents the award to Dr. Ana Gil García

Dr. Ana Gil-García was the 2012 recipent of the Dee Sarelas Service Award

Dr. Ana Gil-García was the 2012 recipent of the Dee Sarelas Service Award

Dr. Ana Gil García, a professor at Northeastern University was given the award, which was presented by Thomas Ahleman, vice president of the Chicago Chapter and last year’s winner. Gil García shared with the audience her memories of Dee Sarelas, a Fulbrighter to Greece who started the Chicago Chapter years ago. Gil García eloquently explained the efforts of Sarelas in bringing together the Fulbright community in Chicago.

“I am deeply honored to get this award,” Gil García said.

Gil García, who was also a president of the Chicago Chapter during the years 2007 and 2008 had come back from a visiting professorship abroad in Egypt where she continued her efforts with the Book Partnership program, an initiative that donates books to schools and universities around the world, which she started five years ago.

Dr. Ana Gil García with Amy Segami and Judith Yturriago

Dr. Ana Gil García with Amy Segami and Judith Yturriago

Dr. Ana Gil García and Ronald Harvey, Secretary of the Chicago Chapter

Dr. Ana Gil García and Ronald Harvey, Secretary of the Chicago Chapter

Columbia College Journalism Department Chairperson Nancy Day and Fulbright alumni

Columbia College Journalism Department Chairperson Nancy Day and Fulbright alumni

Norma Green with Linda and Frank Gruber

Norma Green with Linda and Frank Gruber

Marilyn Susman, 2010 Dee Sarelas Service Award recipient and her husband

Marilyn Susman, 2010 Dee Sarelas Service Award recipient and her husband

Students, scholars, alumni and guests enjoying the event

Students, scholars, alumni and guests enjoying the event

Students, scholars, alumni and guests enjoying the event

Students, scholars, alumni and guests enjoying the event

Students, scholars, alumni and guests enjoying the event

Students, scholars, alumni and guests enjoying the event

Students, scholars, alumni and guests enjoying the event

Students, scholars, alumni and guests enjoying the event

Students, scholars, alumni and guests enjoying the event

Students, scholars, alumni and guests enjoying the event

Students, scholars, alumni and guests enjoying the event

Students, scholars, alumni and guests enjoying the event

Students, scholars, alumni and guests enjoying the event

Students, scholars, alumni and guests enjoying the event

A Columbia College trio played jazz music at the Holiday event

A Columbia College trio played jazz music at the Holiday event

Students, scholars, alumni and guests enjoying the event

Students, scholars, alumni and guests enjoying the event

Students, scholars, alumni and guests enjoying the event

Students, scholars, alumni and guests enjoying the event

Photos by Ronald Harvey

Winter Holidays Reception and Dee Sarelas Fulbright Service Award Ceremony at Columbia College Chicago

THE CHICAGO CHAPTER OF THE FULBRIGHT ASSOCIATION and the Institute of International Education (IIE)  invite you, your family, colleagues and friends to attend our end-of-the-year Winter Holidays Reception (with live music!) and the 2012 Dee Sarelas* Fulbright Service Award Ceremony.

WHEN Friday, December 7, 2012
TIME 6:30 – 9 pm
WHERE Columbia College Chicago, 618 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60605, Second floor (Stage 2)

COST $20
Free to Fulbright students and scholars.
RSVPs are required.
Please R.S.V.P. using the online form or email Ron Harvey at fulbrightchicago@gmail.com by December 3, 2012

*Aphrodite Floros Sarelas, an early Fulbrighter to Greece. A Chicagoan dedicated to interacting with and nurturing Fulbrighters in the Chicagoland community, Dee was a person remembered for her wit, empathy, and vivacity in bringing people across cultures together. Her educational background and professional experiences in the field of Social Work prepared her well for contributions to our chapter and beyond—as an administrator for the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army Training College, as a liaison at White House conferences, as a special consultant to Voice of America, and as editor of Social Welfare in Underdeveloped Countries (United Nations publication). For the foregoing reasons, the Dee Sarelas Fulbright Service Award has been established in her memory.

Next stop: Winter Holidays Reception and Dee Sarelas Fulbright Service Award Ceremony

The  Fulbright Association-Chicago Chapter and the International Institute of Education (IIE)  invite you, your family, colleagues and friends to attend our end-of-the-year Winter Holidays Reception and the 2011 Dee Sarelas* Fulbright Service Award Ceremony.

WHEN Friday, December 2, 2011
TIME 6:30 – 9 pm
WHERE Columbia College Chicago, 618 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60605, Second floor (Stage 2)

COST $15
Free to Fulbright students and scholars.
RSVPs are required.
E-MAIL Ron Harvey at fulbrightchicago@gmail.com by November 30, 2011

 *Aphrodite Floros Sarelas, an early Fulbrighter to Greece. A Chicagoan dedicated to interacting with and nurturing Fulbrighters in the Chicagoland community, Dee was a person remembered for her wit, empathy, and vivacity in bringing people across cultures together. Her educational background and professional experiences in the field of Social Work prepared her well for contributions to our chapter and beyond—as an administrator for the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army Training College, as a liaison at White House conferences, as a special consultant to Voice of America, and as editor of Social Welfare in Underdeveloped Countries (United Nations publication). For the foregoing reasons, the Dee Sarelas Fulbright Service Award has been established in her memory.

2010 Spring Farewell and Dee Sarelas Service Award Ceremony

The Chicago Chapter of the Fulbright Association, The Institute of International Education (IIE), and the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business invite you to attend the Fulbright 2010 Spring Farewell and Dee Sarelas Award Ceremony

Saturday, May 8, 2010

5:00-7:00 pm

at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business (6th Floor Executive Dining Room of the Gleacher Center)

450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive, Chicago, IL

Cocktail Reception 5:00-5::40 p.m. to be followed by

Welcome Remarks by Monica A. Swope, Chapter President

Speaker introduction by Richard H. Thaler, author of Nudge and the Ralph and Dorothy Keller Distinguished Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics

Keynote Speech by Ayelet Fishbach, Ph.D, and Professor of Behavioral Science Marketing and Fulbright Senior Scholar (U.S. to Israel, 2000)

Presentation of the Dee Sarelas Service Award

The cost of the event is $35.

The Institute for International Education invites visiting Fulbrighters to attend without charge.