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A Message from Chairman Dr. Quinn Peeper

Dear ESU Friends,

I am delighted to share with you the tremendous success of the recent ESU Luard Morse Scholarship reunion and celebration, which took place on March 22, 2024, at the British Embassy in Washington D.C. This event was a pivotal moment in our ongoing campaign to raise awareness of the Luard Morse Scholarships, energize our alumni network, and strengthen the bonds within the ESU community.

The evening was nothing short of spectacular, filled with warmth, camaraderie, and inspiring conversations among our guests.

Hosted by the British Ambassador Dame Karen Pierce DCMG and Sir Charles Roxburgh KCB in the historic Lutyens Building, the Ambassador's residence in Washington D.C., the event not only celebrated the achievements of our scholarship alumni studies in the UK but also highlighted the program's transformative impact on their life trajectories.

During her remarks, the Ambassador extended a warm welcome to all attendees, emphasizing the significance of the ESU Luard Morse Scholarships. She spoke passionately about the program's role in fostering international understanding and academic excellence, highlighting its impact on students from historically Black colleges and universities.

British Ambassador Dame Karen Pierce DCMG

Two distinguished ESU Luard alumni, Dr. Laurence C. Morse and Mr. Bruce Thompson, spoke about the scholarship's profound impact on their professional journeys. Their heartfelt stories of studying at the London School of Economics during their Junior year of college served as powerful reminders of the scholarship's enduring value and inspired renewed commitment to supporting and advancing its mission.

The event was part of our broader campaign to raise funds for the ESU Luard Morse Scholarships and the endowment that sustains them. I am thrilled to report that our efforts have been met with great enthusiasm and generosity. Thanks to the support of our members and friends, we are making significant strides toward the campaign's $65,000 goal.

For those who have not yet made a contribution, I invite you to join us in this important endeavor. Your gift, no matter the size, will make a significant impact and help us further our goals for the ESU Luard Morse Scholarships.

Donate to the Luard Morse Scholarship Fundraiser

I invite everyone, whether you attended the event or not, to explore the photo gallery (use password: EntEsU23!). Those who were with us that evening will have the opportunity to revisit cherished memories, while those who missed the event will have a chance to share in the experience and appreciate the special moments captured.

Let us continue to build upon this momentum to ensure the ESU Luard Morse Scholarships' future.

Thank you once again for your dedication and support.

With best regards,

Dr. E. Quinn Peeper
The English-Speaking Union

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