In honor of José Zaglul’s nearly three decades of service to the University, a series of events were held to recognize his invaluable leadership of EARTH.
On September 27, more than 100 supporters from across North America gathered in Washington, DC at the National Geographic Society to honor José and Rosario. EARTH students and alumni shared the EARTH Story through their own experiences, and special tributes were provided by Former U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica, Anne Slaughter Andrew; Former Costa Rican Ambassador to the U.S., Muni Figueres; Walter Robb, Co-CEO, Whole Foods Market and Reeta Roy, President and CEO, The MasterCard Foundation.
The following month, celebrations continued in Costa Rica with a reception at the San José Children’s Museum. On October 24, nearly 400 friends, family, government officials, donors and EARTH staff, both past and present, attended the event. The program included performances by the Youth Symphony Orchestra and the well-known Costa Rican singer, songwriter and composer of the EARTH Anthem, Carlos Guzmán. Special tributes were provided by the Vice President of Costa Rica, Ana Elena Chacón, Vice President of the EARTH University Board of Directors, Alan Kelso, former EARTH professor Richard Taylor and his wife Eugenia, and EARTH graduate, María José Retana, (’04, Costa Rica).