A scholarly gathering

Mary Butkus

Freshmen Ana Solorio (left), Michelle Hall and Dylan Simonsen chat with James E. McLeod, vice chancellor for students and dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, during a reception this winter at Whittemore House. The three students were honored as the inaugural class of James E. McLeod Scholars. Winners of the scholarship are selected on the basis of their academic achievement, commitment to serving others, leadership potential and character. Nearly 1,500 friends and admirers of McLeod contributed nearly $4 million to create the fund.