• Father Paul Reynolds (behind tree), Prashant Arce-Doshi (S.B. 1995) and Jacqueline Henke (S.B. 1997) were among those who gathered at the Alpha Phi house to plant a tree in memory of Lizette Arce-Doshi (S.B. 1995).

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Scholarship created in memory of alumna

Friends and family of the late Lizette Arce-Doshi (S.B. 1995) gathered at the Alpha Phi sorority house on Sept. 14 to plant a tree and formally establish an MIT scholarship fund in her memory.

Lizette Arce, a native of Brownsville, Texas, received the S.B. in 1995 in chemical engineering and married Prashant Doshi (also a 1995 graduate in chemical engineering) in 1998. As a senior, she received a Willam L. Stewart Award (given to students for outstanding contributions to extracurricular activities and events) for her work in bringing the national LeaderShape Program to MIT in 1995.

Arce-Doshi was elected class president in August 2000 following her fifth MIT reunion. At the time, she was also working for American Management Systems. She died in a car accident in September 2000.

Once endowed, the scholarship (created by the Class of 1995 and Alpha Phi) will go to disadvantaged women attending MIT who exhibit leadership and service.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on October 2, 2002.

Topics: Alumni/ae, Awards, honors and fellowships


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