fellowship director passed away.
i think the nicest thing that i can do is to quote from a thank you email she once sent to all of the fellows:
As Edith Wharton has written: "There are two ways of spreading light, to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it." Each of us will no doubt have the opportunity to serve in either, or both, capacities. As a young faculty member I thought I might be some sort of a candle; as my years with [various programs] increase, I can see how I and each of you can serve as mirrors. And what a glorious reflection of light our collective mirrors and candles are.