An education support network overseen by the Graduate School of Education (GSE) received a $35,000 gift from the Thomas and Agnes Carvel Foundation. Carvel board members presented the check on Nov. 13 in a ceremony at the University’s administration building on the Rose Hill campus.
The gift benefits the Malcolm Wilson Educational Support Center Network, which is named after former New York governor Malcolm Wilson, a Fordham graduate who sat on the Carvel board. Carvel already had given $175,000 to the network.
On hand to accept the gift was Vincent Alfonso, Ph.D., associate dean for academic affairs at GSE. He was joined by Thomas A. Dunne, vice president for government relations and urban affairs at Fordham.
The Wilson Network has provided individual and group counseling, academic remediation, tutoring and crisis counseling to 1,300 children at seven schools since it began, Alfonso said. “It is a very valuable project and program; it’s certainly supported by Fordham and now, once again, by Carvel, so we really appreciate it.”