Fairfield University's 28th annual Fairfield Awards Dinner, "Celebrating a Tradition of Opportunity," will be held on Thursday, March 31, 2016, at the Grand Hyatt New York in New York City. The Fairfield Awards Dinner benefits the Fairfield University’s scholarship funds, expanding access to higher education to worthy students from all social, cultural, and economic backgrounds.

Held annually since 1989, the Fairfield Awards Dinner has raised more than $15 million for the endowed scholarship funds, providing support to hundreds of students.

The dinner will also recognize alumni, parents, faculty, and staff for the highest levels of professional achievement, outstanding leadership, academic excellence, and meritorious service.

Distinguished Faculty, Administrator Award: Trumbull resident Carole Ann Maxwell P’02, director of Choral Music at Fairfield University since 1980, is an award-winning conductor of collegiate, community and professional choral ensembles. She also serves as the artistic director and conductor of the Mendelssohn Choir of Connecticut and the chorus master for Connecticut Grand Opera and Orchestra. A current resident of Trumbull, Connecticut, she was inducted into the Jesuit Honor Society, Alpha Sigma Nu in 2012.

For additional information, contact Fairfield University at (203) 254-4000, ext. 2115, or visit www.fairfield.edu/awardsdinner.