Mrs. Arlene Richards
Arlene Kaye Richards ’50 and Bernard Richards first met over 50 years ago on the staircase between the second and third floor of the 17 Lexington building. A plaque honoring their 50th wedding anniversary is housed in the stairwell today. Mr. Richards served as president of The Baruch College Fund from 1976 to 1978 and then again in 1997–98 and has been a dedicated Baruch College Trustee and Life Fellow for over 30 years. In recognition of his outstanding service to Baruch, he was twice cited as “Outstanding Alumnus of the Year,” and in 1979 was named Wood Fellow by the College. In 1980, Mr. Richards was named “Man of the Year” by the U.J.A. Heavy Construction Group, and the March of Dimes named him “Man of the Year in Transportation” in 1983. An influential figure in the construction industry, Mr. Richards started his career as treasurer of the Slattery Construction Group in 1956 and become Chairman of the Board in 1968.
Scholarships associated with Mrs. Arlene Richards