Elon Law hosts #ElonDay festivities
Students, faculty and staff gathered for morning biscuits and a lunchtime cake on March 7 as part of #ElonDay, the single-largest day of giving in Elon University history.
The Elon University School of Law community celebrated #ElonDay 2017 this month with biscuits, cake and T-shirt sales as dozens of people made gifts in support of Greensboro's downtown law school.
The fourth annual #ElonDay - which was timed during Elon University's anniversary week - has become the single largest day of giving in each successive year. The university received 44 gifts totaling nearly $4,000 on March 7, 2017, in support of Elon Law.
Elon Law students purchased T-shirts with proceeds that benefitted their school.
Danielle Prongay '14 L'17, who earned her political science degree from the university before attending Elon Law, said #ElonDay is an opportunity for the university and alumni body to come together to celebrate and recognize what makes Elon great.
She said that her #ElonDay contribution to the 3L Class Gift Campaign is a special token of thanks to what Elon has taught her and a message to the law school of what she thinks are important priorities moving forward.
"As a community, we celebrate achievements of the past year, milestones, and advancements that make Elon University and Elon Law a place of engaged learning, personal development, intellectual curiosity and formation of global, lawyer-leaders," Prongay said. "In addition to gifts a make to the University throughout the year, I take most pride in my gift I make on #ElonDay because it is an important symbol of my dedication to Elon and our success, my appreciation of my experiences and support, as well as commitment to future developments and strategic plans that make Elon better for a generation of students to come after me."
Hundreds of Elon University alumni participated in #ElonDay events hosted by the university’s regional alumni chapters. The events took place in 38 cities spanning the globe from London to Los Angeles.
The North Carolina legislature issued a charter for a four-year co-educational institution to be located near Burlington, N.C., on March 11, 1889. Seventy-six students enrolled in the first class of the new Elon College, a school whose Hebrew name for “oak” was inspired by the grove of oaks its founders discovered on the land chosen for their project.