Arthur Russell '81
PROFESSION: Commercial litigation lawyer
MOST INFLUENTIAL SLC FACULTY: They were all influential, but especially his don Rizel Siegel (Spanish). "She was the architect of my education. She took a serious, thorough interest in me, and changed my sense of who I was."
FIRST GIFT TO SLC: $5 in 1981.
MOST RECENT GIFT: $1,000 in 2005.
ALSO SUPPORTS: SLC is the only institution he gives to, because "No other place has even remotely rivaled the formative effect that SLC had on my life."
MOST RECENT BOOK READ: Door in the Mountain, by former SLC poetry faculty member Jean Valentine.
STATEMENT "I was a student member of the presidential search committee that hired Alice Ilchman in 1980. That experience was as educational for me as any academic undertaking. I got to see the College's trustees, faculty and administration from a completely different perspective-as diverse, intelligent people taking up the weightiest issues in education. And they took me seriously. That's when I found out that the College really needed young alums to give; even a tiny amount makes a difference in the College community. I've given ever since."