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Foundation News Number 79 | Spring 2016 | Triannual CONTENTS President and CEO’s Letter

Semper Fidelis Award Ceremony & Dinner

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PME Support—New Orleans 7 MCU Support—Antietam Upcoming Events

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Oppenheimer-Stein Harvard Scholarship

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11 Gen Conway, Mrs. Kelly, Gen Kelly

Along with over 250 of our closest friends and most generous supporters, the staff of the Marine Corps University Foundation proudly hosted its annual Semper Fidelis Award Ceremony and fund-raising dinner. The dinner was held on March 5, at the Westfields Marriott in Virginia. This year, we broke tradition and honored two recipients, including our first female honoree. The Semper Fidelis Award is presented annually to a distinguished American leader whose commitment to personal and professional excellence embodies those qualities of leadership and character uniquely associated with the United States Marine Corps.

Semper Fidelis Golf Classic August 29, 2016

Westfields Golf Club, Virginia

This year, General John Kelly, USMC (Ret), and his wife Karen Kelly were honored for their years of dedicated service to Marines and their families. They are the first couple to receive the award. The Commandant of the Marine Corps, General Robert Neller, spoke at the dinner and assisted in the presentation of the awards. General Neller spoke of the importance of Professional Military Education, the value of the Marine Corps University, and the contribution of the Marine Corps University Foundation. Of course, General Neller might be a bit biased as we all remember his days as President of the University.

Please visit to find out additional information for next year’s event. We intend to honor and celebrate more excellence in late February or early March 2017.

To view additional photos of this evening, please see pages 3–4. Photo by Capitol Exposure

Semper Fidelis Award Ceremony and Dinner

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