THE WOODS MAGAZINE SUMMER | 2013
Jahnae H. Barnett
Scott T. Gallagher
University Vice President
Vice President of University Advancement
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athletic competition—and receive a $5,000
tuition reduction each year for their efforts.
And last, but not least, the area of athletics
achieved a number of exciting milestones this
year, with three of them topping the list:
Anthony Stockton, a track and field
athlete from Franklin, Ky., finished
first in the hammer throw at the 2013
NAIA Outdoor Track and Field
Championships, becoming the first Owl
to win a NAIA national championship.
see page 21)
Jacob Harrison, a baseball player from
Fulton, became the first WWU student-
athlete to win the prestigious national
Dr. LeRoy Walker Champions of
Character Award. (see page 21)
For the second consecutive season,
WWU won the esteemed American
Midwest Conference (AMC) President's
Cup, awarded to the all-sports champion
of the league.
The whole community of WWU is proud of
all we have accomplished this year, and we
look forward to the successes we will achieve
in the coming year(s). With your continued
assistance, we will only get better!
Jahnae H. Barnett, Ph.D.
The Woods magazine is produced biannually
for alumni, parents, and friends of
William Woods University.
ello from William Woods! One of
the greatest pleasures I have as president is
passing along good news to all who support
this wonderful institution. The summer of
has provided me with a number of
opportunities to do so. What better way to
begin than announcing that the J.E. and L.E.
Mabee Foundation has awarded WWU a $1
million challenge grant toward completion
of the Imagine Campaign!
The news gets even better. The
Mabee Million, as we call it, provides an
opportunity for our dedicated alumni and
friends to claim a campaign naming
opportunity for half the original amount.
Naming opportunities range from $10,000
to $1 million, so you, or a group of family
or friends, could name a room for as little
as $5,000 or the amphitheatre for $500,000.
Mabee will provide the other half. Dan
Diedriech, our new vice president for
university advancement, shares more
information about this exciting opportunity
in his article on page 25.
Also this summer, the College Database
released its list of the top Missouri colleges
with the highest financial return on
investment, and WWU was one of five
private not-for-profit schools recognized
for providing high quality education at an
With the cost of college a concern for
many families, it is important for students
to find a school that produces successful,
well-paid graduates. Schools on the College
Database list have annual tuition rates below
$20,000, and new graduates who earn
more than $30,000 per year, on average.
We knew we were doing a good job of
keeping our costs low and preparing our
students well for careers and life after
college, but it is always nice to be recognized
for our accomplishments.
What the College Database did not take
into account is our LEAD program, which
is designed to expand students’ interests
and enrich their university experience while
making a William Woods education more
affordable. As many of you know, students
on the LEAD program attend lectures, art
openings, educational events, theatre
productions, leadership workshops and
On the cover: Anthony Stockton makes
WWU history winning a national championship.
Deve l opmen t and
Al umn i Re l a t i ons
Michael D. Barnes
Annual Fund Coordinator
Peggy McGrew ’99, ’01
Director of Advancement Information
and Donor Relations
Becky Bean Stinson ’72
Director of Alumni Activities
Marke t i ng Of f i ce
Kristina Scott Bright ’02, MBA ’05
Marketing and Creative Director
Mary Ann Beahon
Director of University Relations
Graphic Design Coordinator
Copyright 2012 HER Magazine
Photo by Lauren Fischer, WWU