Dyson Alumna Michele T. Classe ’73, Establishes Scholarship
Michele Classe ’73 donated $25,000 to establish the Michael H. Classe and Francis C. Classe Endowed Scholarship Fund to provide financial aid to students studying French. The scholarship is named in honor of her twin sons, Michael and Francis, who are both engineers.
“I created the scholarship to recognize their successes,” says Classe. “At the same time, I want to give other students the same opportunities I had. Giving to the community is important.”
A strong believer in a liberal arts education, Classe, French major, says, “It’s important for students to know that they do not need to have a degree in business to get a job in the business world.”
Classe is living proof that a well-rounded education is of immense value. She joined Sony Corporation of America in 1973 as an administrative assistant, and was steadily promoted to assistant manager, manager, and director of Sony Plaza USA. Sony Plaza imports strictly U.S.-made products for sale in its 47 Sony Plaza retails stores and 35 franchise stores in Japan.
An exceptional student, Classe made her mark on campus as president of the French Club and a member of Phi Sigma Iota, the French Honor Society.