“On Our Terms”
LCW Class of 2018 Celebrates at Commencement
Before heading to Lincoln Center for their commencement ceremony on May 27, graduating LCW seniors and their families gathered at a reception to honor the class of 2018.
“The class of 2018 is an impressive group of women who are smart, savvy, and well-prepared to make a difference in their personal and professional pursuits,” stated LCW Dean Marie Stoltz-Loike. “I look forward to hearing about their future success.”
During the commencement ceremony for all three Lander schools at Lincoln Center on, LCW Valedictorian Ayelet Schwerd spoke about her experiences in the school after transferring from a secular university.
“LCW provides rigorous classes taught by leading academics, as well as programs and opportunities gearing students for professional success coupled with and balanced by challenging Judaic courses taught by inspiring Rabbonim and scholars to prepare us for professional success without religious compromise,” she said. “LCW gives us the gumption and confidence to be a fully functioning member of society but on our terms.”
At the Senior Dinner, held several days before, Ita Weiss, recipient of the Lander Family Memorial Award, spoke about the lessons she took from her time at LCW.
“This college has taught us that not only can we succeed in the world at large, we can use our skills and education in the service of Hashem, making our highest goal to be G-d- fearing professionals,” said Weiss.
Awards were presented to the graduates at a dinner on May 23. Below is a list of awardees.
Valedictorian: Ayelet Schwerd
Lander Family Memorial Award: Ita Weiss
Hilda Kadish Memorial Award: Dafna Somogyi
Orthodox Union Women’s Branch Award: Miriam Felsenthal
Dean Marian Stoltz-Loike Service Award: Chana Loebenstein
Ira Medjuck Memorial Award: Esther Cywiak
Academic Excellence: Deborah Siegel, Tzippora Ettinger, Gila Levitin
Service Awards: Sarah Laks, Elisheva Friedman
Dean Devorah Ehrlich Accounting Prize: Sara Aronowitz
Perel Rena Millman Memorial Award in Biology: Dafna Somogyi
English Award: Dina Himmel
Finance Award: Shoshana Bart
Marketing Award: Rebecca Smith
Sociology Award: Jacqueline Farber
Political Science Award: Chana Tauber
Speech and Communications Award: Rachel Fazilov
Dean Sara Freifeld Humanities Award: Sabrina Cohen
Hoenig Family Judaic Studies Award: Sarah Weissman
Edith H. Luchins Memorial Prize in Mathematics: Batsheva Wolvovsky
Dr. Abraham S. Luchins Prize in Psychology: Shira Vann