Diyang Lu, Comm’18, was just nine-years-old when Fred Troop, Gordon Konantz, and their classmates marked their 50th anniversary reunion by creating the Commerce 1954 Entrance Scholarship. Little did Diyang know that ten years on, he would receive such a scholarship. The class’s 60th anniversary gift brought the total raised to nearly $83,000 — an impressive amount that has funded scholarships for nine students since its inception. “You lightened my financial burden,” said Diyang in a letter to his benefactors. “This allowed me to focus on my studies and passions, including participating in Accounting Association events and getting involved in case competitions.” Diyang has already planned his next steps: after his Commerce graduation, he plans to obtain a Queen’s Graduate Diploma in Accounting and work at a top accounting firm. Then, after an MBA, his ultimate goal is to launch a company that raises awareness of important causes. A highlight of his first term was meeting members of the Commerce Class of ’54 at Homecoming in October 2014. It provided the perfect opportunity for Diyang to say a heartfelt thank you in person.