Renowned artist Louis Mendez '52 was inspired & influenced by his travels. The Louis Mendez '52 Fund at Alfred University, established in his memory, ensures that students in Alfred's School of Art & Design can travel to connect with other artists and the world of art in ways essential to their personal and professional development. Dianne Mendez helped establish this fund in her husband's memory; her bequest commitment ensures that the Fund will expand students' horizons into the future. Dianne is pictured here with Mendez Award recipient Sophia Weiss '18 who says "my internship was phenomenal for giving me hands-on experience that will help launch my career. I am incredibly grateful to have received the Mendez Award!"