The 2010 Esselen awardee, Steve Buchwald, enjoys some time with nomi- nator Tim Swager of MIT and Dr. Swager’s wife, Anne, along with Mukund Chorghade and his wife, Veena.
Jack Esselen (l) and Cathy Costello (r) following the presentation of the award to David Walt.
Dr. Kate Esselen enjoys time with her father, Jack Esselen, and her aunt, Mrs. Joan Esselen Foot.
The Head Table: Standing (l. to r.) Thomas Huff with Rachel Walt, Dr. Walt’s daughter; Tim Swager, nominator of Dr. Walt with his wife Anne; and Mukund Chorghade, chair of the Esselen awrd committee with his wife Veena. Seated: Stephanie Walt, Dr. Walt’s daughter; Michele May, Dr. Walt’s wife with David Walt, the 2014 Esselen awardee; Catherine Costello, NESACS Chair; George Whitesides, nominator of Dr. Walt; and Steve Buchwald, 2010 Esselen awardee.
The Esselen family attending the dinner: Standing (l. to r) Timothy Poole, Jack Esselen, Mrs. Jane Esselen Blocker, Cathy Esselen, and Michael Hanson. Seated: Alan Kurd, Dr. Kate Esselen, Silas “Buck” and Joan Esselen Foot. With Marjorie Esselen’s passing in 2013, the three siblings, Jack, Jane and Joan together with their children carry on the family’s interest in the award.