In Memoriam

It is with deep regret and profound sadness that we report the passing of the following NCHC members within recent months. These individuals enriched our lives and our community, and we ask that you join us in remembering them fondly.

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We at NCHC are saddened to hear of the passing of Eugene Alpert on October 9, 2020.

Contributed by Dr. Hallie Savage & Dr. Barry Falk:

It was our privilege and good fortune to have had the opportunity to know and work with Gene Alpert during our time as NCHC members and part of its leadership team. Gene always engaged with students and colleagues in an enthusiastic, cheerful, and respectful way. He could be usually found at the NCHC Conference, which he attended regularly, working with students individually and in small groups in the exhibits, providing them with career opportunities through his work with The Washington Center and the Osgood Center. These opportunities provided broader career direction and developed experiential activities, consistent with the definition of honors education.

The contacts and connections that Gene fostered over his career, especially those in Washington DC, were generously shared with NCHC. These connections, his understanding of how things work in the nation's Capital, and his dedication to NCHC and honors education came together as Gene played a key role when NCHC made advocacy a strategic priority several years ago.

It is an honor to memorialize the service of Gene Alpert to the National Collegiate Honors Council and the many NCHC members that he influenced with exceptional opportunities. He will be missed.

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