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Virginia Nixon New York City Trip Fund


The Liberal Arts College established the Virginia Nixon New York City Trip Fund in memory of the beloved teacher, colleague, and friend.

Virginia, who passed away December 9th, 2015 after a long and heroic struggle against cancer, was for thirty years integral to the success of the College's annual New York City cultural trip. The intensive five-day visit was designed to ensure that first-year students in the College’s Art and Music courses would be directly exposed to great works of art and music; it also had, and has, the added bonus of enabling the new students to get to know one another personally and to connect as friends and classmates.

Virginia’s vast art-historical knowledge and deep love of art informed her talks to student groups on ancient, medieval, nineteenth century and modern art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cloisters, the Museum of Modern Art and other major New York museums. After she had developed a specialty in music and began teaching in LAC's Music requirement, she also prepared students for the Metropolitan Opera performance which is a key part of the New York experience. And Virginia always took interested students on gallery-hopping excursions, sampling outstanding contemporary artists on Madison Ave., in SoHo and other areas.

The Virginia Nixon New York City Trip Fund will ensure that her name remains at the forefront of College life and enable LAC to support individual students in financial need, making the trip possible for them. It will also help defray the overall cost of the trip itself. 


Help us remember Virginia by supporting this fund and ensuring that the invaluable New York City Trip remains an ongoing part of College life.

Contributions will go directly to the Liberal Arts College and will be dedicated to the Nixon Fund. Cheques should be made payable to “Concordia University” and sent directly to our address:

Liberal Arts College
Concordia University
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West, RR 102
Montreal, Quebec
H3G 1M8

For other forms of payment, please contact our administrator, Sita Zarrabian, at 514-848-2424 (2565) or


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