Dr. Mukund Chorghade, Chair of the Esselen Award Committee, visits with Prof. Jacobsen and Prof. William Klemperer, 2006 Chair of the Esse- len Award committee, and his wife Beth.
Joan Esselen Foot with her husband “Buck” and her grandson Brendan Kelly have come from Minnesota to attend the Esselen Award ceremonies. Joan is the daughter of the founder of the award and granddaughter of the person it honors.
Joe Billo, 2004 chair of the Esselen Award committee visits with Patrick Gordon and Mike Filosa at the Esselen Award reception.
Arthur Obermayer, founding member of the Esselen Award committee, vis- its with Dorothy Phillips and Peter Meltzer at the reception.
Seated at the head table (l to r) are Jennifer MacLachlan; Dr. Mukund Chorghade, chair of the Esselen Award committee; Prof. Eric Jacobsen, 2015 Awardee with his wife Virginia. Standing (l to r) are Mrs. Myra Gor- don; Prof. Roy Gordon, 1996 awardee; Prof. Jerry Jasinski, NESACS Chair-elect; and Prof. Stephen Buchwald, 2010 Esselen Awardee, who introduced Prof. Jacobsen at the Award ceremonies.
The Esselen family is represented by (seated l to r) Brendan Kelly; Joan Esselen Foot; her brother Gustavus John “Jack” Esselen IV, who will present the Award at the ceremony; Jack’s wife Catherine. Standing (l to r) “Buck” Foot; Jane Esselen Blocker, sister of Joan and Jack who came from Florida for the award; Dr. Katharine Esselen, daughter of Catherine and Jack; and Timothy Poole.