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CWU Recent Graduate Gives $15,000 to Support Wildcat Commons

Central Washington University alumnus, Andrew Mork (’11), is giving back to his alma mater again.

Mork, who graduated from CWU with a BS in business administration and a specialization in human resources, has personally invested $15,000 toward the first phase of the Wildcat Commons project, which includes upgrades to Tomlinson Stadium.

“I see my investment in the Wildcat Commons project as helping foster a gathering place for all students and alumni of the university. Whether it be for a football game, rugby match, soccer game, cultural event, or graduation,” Mork said. “The new Alumni Plaza will be an exciting addition for all. I see this as a starting place for the continued advancement of the university and look forward to seeing the growth that will come in the years ahead.”

The Wildcat Commons Project will include a new track and field facility, a lighted artificial turf field for intramural and club sports, and artificial turf, lights, and other amenities at Tomlinson Stadium.

New features include the construction of the new Wildcat Plaza and Alumni Plaza, which will provide area for donors and alumni to get together while they enjoy their favorite CWU athletics events.

This is not the first time Mork has given back to Central in a meaningful way. Mork also contributed $25,000 during Give Central, the university’s annual day of giving campaign.

“I am driven to give back to CWU and the surrounding community because of my time as a student,” Mork said. “My experience during my five years at CWU helped drive me down a path of success after graduating and I credit that all back to the university. I want to see that current and future students have the same experience that I did and I want to help find ways to bring the campus together.”

Senior Director of Alumni and Constituent Relations, Bob Ford, commends Mork for his generous support. He hopes other alumni will feel encouraged by Mork’s contributions and follow in his footsteps.

“Andrew’s leadership on the alumni board and his commitment to Wildcat athletics enriches our culture of philanthropy and enhances our alumni’s commitment to give back,” Ford said. “This support will impact CWU alumni and student-athletes for years to come.”

Mork credits some of his fondest memories to CWU football games, both watching the games themselves and to the friends he made while attending games at Tomlinson Stadium.

“While I was not directly involved in any sports teams during my time at Central, I did feel a strong connection to the football program, as it provided a great experience to be able to connect with other alumni around the world and help keep them connected to the university,” Mork said.

The Wildcat Commons project addresses the university’s growing recreational needs due to its increased enrollment. It will make CWU instantly more competitive and relevant on the field, in the classroom, and on the regional/national stage, as all of its facilities become better equipped to deliver the best undergraduate experience in the West. 

September 2018

 


The CWU Alumni Association, CWU Athletics, and the CWU Foundation truly appreciate donors like Andrew. Want to invest in success? Consider giving to support the Wildcat Commons and Central students today.

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