“Even though I only attended Alfred for two years, I just loved it.”
In 2005, Col. Sara J. Pritchett USMC (ret), the highest-ranking woman in the armed services among all AU alumnae, created an endowment to benefit the Women’s Leadership Center at Alfred University. Col. Pritchett decided to further fund that endowment with a bequest. Col. Pritchett attended Alfred University for two years before transferring to the University of Maryland, where she earned a degree in broadcast journalism, something Alfred did not offer at the time.
“There was no Women's Leadership program then. Perhaps if there had been, I might have stayed. But any program that helps women get to where they rightfully belong is one worthy of my support. I was happy to be able to do it.”