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Gala 2020

Tuesday, April 21 6:30 — 10:30 p.m. at Tribeca Rooftop in New York City 

A night time view of the Manhattan skyline, including the Freedom Tower, taken from Tribeca Rooftop.

Rising to the Challenge

Anyone who has attended a Landmark College commencement has felt the emotions that pour forth during the ceremony. While walking the stage may be the most public achievement for those students and their families, that same sense of accomplishment runs through many milestones in their journey: Getting a college acceptance letter; living independently and making friends; traveling to a foreign country; being a paid intern with one of our partnering employers. For our students, each of these can represent a challenge taken on and overcome.

The College’s upcoming fundraising event, Rising to the Challenge, will raise charitable dollars to help provide access to a Landmark education through scholarship support, assist students in career development and internship opportunities, open doors for study abroad experiences and much, much more.

For more information, please contact:
Ellen Smith, Vice President for Institutional Advancement
ellensmith@landmark.edu | 802-387-6870

LD Luminary: Al Roker

Al Roker is the weather and feature anchor of NBC News’ TODAY as well as the co-host of third hour of TODAY. He joined in January 1996. From July 2009 to September 2015, Roker served as co-host of the morning show “Wake Up with Al” on the Weather Channel.  Until January 2000, he also served as the weekday weather forecaster for News Channel 4’s early evening newscast Live at 5 on WNBC-TV, NBC’s flagship owned and operated station in New York City. Roker came to WNBC-TV as a weekend weathercaster in December 1983 from WKYC-TV, the NBC television station in Cleveland. Roker began his broadcasting career while still in college by landing a job as a weekend weatherman at WTVH-TV in Syracuse, N.Y. in 1974.  After graduation he moved on to weathercasting jobs in Washington, D.C. (1976-1978) and Cleveland (1978-1983).

Roker has been named Best Weatherman twice by New York Magazine. He is a recipient of the American Meteorological Society’s prestigious Seal of Approval and has been a pioneer in the use of computer graphics for weathercasting. Roker has won 12 Daytime Emmy Awards as part of TODAY’s recognition as the best morning newscast (2007, 2009, 2010). He is married to ABC News anchor/correspondent Deborah Roberts, with whom he co-parents three children.

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