01 June 2005

USA alumni celebrate centenary

Dr Richard Roberts (2nd left) welcomes Sheffield alumni in New Y

50 American alumni joined the Vice-Chancellor and Nobel Laureate Dr Richard Roberts at a celebration dinner at the University Club in New York last week.

The event also saw the formal launch of the 'University of Sheffield in America', a non-profit organisation established last year to enable US tax-payers to support their university.

American donors have already generously given over $20,000 to the US Centenary Alumni Fund, which will be used to support students and projects in Sheffield.

Young American graduates celebrate the Centenary