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Winter 2012
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Advancement Update
D. Scott Miniea, CFRE, Vice President of University Advancement
One of the best aspects of spending time on a university campus
is the very reason the campus exists: students! Students bring
their energy, optimism, and curiosity to the university. In return,
they are nurtured, advised, and educated by a caring faculty
and staff.
You can have the opportunity to be a part of that student
experience in a variety of ways. You can host a student as an
intern in your place of business. Or you can come to campus and
speak to students. You can also share your WWU experience
with the students
who call you as
part of the WWU
phonathon.
These energetic
students love to
share their Woods
experience with
you while you share
yours with them. In
addition, they ask to
update your contact
information or other
news so that your relationship with your alma mater remains
strong. And this year, you are being invited to take part in not
only the WWU Loyalty Fund—the annual fundraising appeal
that makes experiences like the LEAD Program available to
our students--but also the transformational Imagine Campaign.
Students are calling alumni for both purposes this year only.
The Imagine Campaign includes one new construction
project, one renovation project, and one academic program
endowment. The $11.7 million campaign, when it reaches its
successful completion, will provide WWU with four new
residence halls (in two neighboring buildings situated next to an
outdoor amphitheatre); an alumni and visitors’ center, which will
provide meeting space and guest accommodations; and the Center
for Ethics and Global Studies, which will build on the strong
foundations of the Office of Faith and Service and the Woods
Around the World Program.
Jennifer Beggs Vescovo
’86,
the current president of the WWU
Alumni Board, commented on the
topic recently, “I believe it is
important for us, as alumni, to
support the ongoing needs of our
alma mater through the Loyalty
Fund along with special projects or
campaigns, such as Imagine. That’s
why I made a gift to each this year.
I enjoy staying connected to The
Woods and the current students, and
giving to WWU is one way I do so.”
All of us at WWU thank you, our alumni and friends, for your
support. You make The Woods experience possible for today’s
students and tomorrow’s as well.
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