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Winter 2009
Advancement Team: Growing in Service
While Dr. Barnett and I are on the road visiting university alumni,
friends and board members, our team is working diligently to
ensure that you receive excellent service.
The University Advancement offce, which includes
development and alumni relations functions, has
recently expanded.
Meet the Team
Scott Miniea
serves as associate VP of university advancement,
overseeing the development and alumni relations functions.
Working with him are development offcers,
Tom Bander
, who is
responsible for planned giving, and
Amy LaRue Dittmer
who is responsible for the President’s Club Giving Society.
Becky Bean Stinson '
72, director of alumni activities, works with
the Alumni Board, responds to alumni requests and ensures
that opportunities exist for Woods alumni to stay connected to
campus and one another. Becky also works with the Student
Alumni Council to host activities for students and alumni.
Sharon Mather
serves as the annual fund coordinator. She
manages the phonathon fund-raising operation and the
Parents’ Association.
Brenda Sullivan Foster
serves as our community development
director, coordinating the WWU portion of the Fulton Colleges
Fund and Board of Associates, as well as the President’s Concert
and Lecture Series and President’s Community Council events.
Peggy McGrew
'99, '01, director of advancement information
and donor relations, ensures that university gifts are processed
appropriately and alumni information is up-to-date. She is ably
assisted by
Janice Tate
Elaine Winters
Gabrielle Harrison
joined the UA team in 2008 in a new position
as administrative assistant to the department.
With this great team, we are now able to serve you better and
to advance the university on multiple levels.
For example, we have expanded both the Alumni and Friends
and Giving to The Woods sections on our website, providing
more opportunities for you to learn about current activities at
The Woods, to connect with your fellow alumni, and to make it
as easy as possible for you to support the university’s mission.
OptimalResume: A Free Service for Alumni
As a free service to our alumni, William Woods also offers a free,
web-based career and resume development tool. Creating a
resume with OptimalResume is easily accomplished with step-by-
step instructions, intuitive examples and career exploration tools.
This free service is available to all WWU students and alumni,
but you must have the WWU password to log in. For more
information, contact
Michelle Kemp
, director of
career services, at 573.592.4313, or via e-mail at today.
University Advancement
Scott Gallagher
V.P., University Advancement
Phonathon Callers: Row one (front): Hannah Struthers, Liza Payne,
Beth Outz; Row two (middle): Brittany Welton, LeaAnn Knaebel,
Jenna Zahner, Carrie Kedish, Kate Woodard Row three (back):
Kate VanBenthuysen, Anna Farha, Kristin Garnett, Corey Pfaustch,
Jenny Hewitt, Melody Bailey, Emily Davis, Jessica Grosz;
Not pictured: Ashley Martin