CWUFoundation NewsFoundation Newshttps://www.cwu.edu/foundation/newsen-usPuyallup Tribe of Indians Provides Scholarship Support to CWU Students https://www.cwu.edu/foundation/node/2628Thu, 07 Nov 2019 08:22:55<p style="margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:7.5pt; margin-left:0in"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black"><img alt="" src="/foundation/sites/cts.cwu.edu.foundation/files/CWU-Foundation_Crimson-w-Black-Text_Sans-Serif.png" style="width: 140px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 30px 30px; height: 169px;" /></span>ELLENSBURG, Wash.&mdash;For the second consecutive year, <span style="color:black">the Central Washington University Foundation has received a $10,000 grant from the Puyallup Tribe of Indians to support the Puyallup Tribe of Indians Scholarship program.&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:7.5pt; margin-left:0in"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">This scholarship will award 10 CWU students with $1,000 scholarships. Qualified students must be from Pierce County, demonstrate financial need, be in good academic standing, and be a first-generation student with preference given to Native American students.&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:7.5pt; margin-left:0in"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Traci Goff, director of foundation relations at CWU, values the support from the Puyallup Tribe of Indians.</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:7.5pt; margin-left:0in"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">&ldquo;I would like to express my gratitude to the Puyallup Tribe of Indians for awarding Central with this grant,&rdquo; Goff said. &ldquo;The scholarships provided through this grant will have a profound impact on Central students, assisting them in attaining a quality education from Central Washington University.&rdquo;</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:7.5pt; margin-left:0in"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">If you would like to apply for this or other scholarships, please do so through&nbsp;</span></span><a href="https://www.cwu.edu/scholarships/scholarship-central" style="color:blue; text-decoration:underline" target="_blank"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#a30f37">Scholarship Central</span></span></a><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">&nbsp;before the February 1 deadline.&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt; margin-right:0in; margin-left:0in">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt; margin-right:0in; margin-left:0in"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">November 7, 2019<br /> Media Contact: Robin Burck, University Advancement Communications, 509-963-2846,&nbsp;</span><a href="mailto:Robin.Burck@cwu.edu" style="color:blue; text-decoration:underline"><span style="color:#a30f37">Robin.Burck@cwu.edu</span></a><span style="color:black">.</span></span></span></p> </p style="margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:7.5pt; margin-left:0in"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="color:black"></span style="color:black"></p style="margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:7.5pt; margin-left:0in"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="color:black"></p style="margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:7.5pt; margin-left:0in"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="color:black"></p style="margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:7.5pt; margin-left:0in"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="color:black"></p style="margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:7.5pt; margin-left:0in"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="color:black"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="color:#a30f37"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="color:black"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt; margin-right:0in; margin-left:0in"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt; margin-right:0in; margin-left:0in"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"></span style="color:black"></a href="mailto:Robin.Burck@cwu.edu" style="color:blue; text-decoration:underline"></span style="color:#a30f37"></span style="color:black">Anonymous Donor Offers CWU Student Loan Debt Relief Award https://www.cwu.edu/foundation/node/2624Tue, 15 Oct 2019 09:21:10<p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><img alt="" src="/foundation/sites/cts.cwu.edu.foundation/files/CWU-Foundation_Crimson-w-Black-Text_Sans-Serif.png" style="margin: 0px 0px 30px 30px; float: right; width: 130px; height: 157px;" /></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">ELLENSBURG, Wash.&mdash; The Central Washington University Foundation has received a commitment from an anonymous benefactor to provide student loan debt relief to a 2018 or 2019 graduate who is pursuing a career in human services or education.&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Preference for the award will be given to:</span></span></p> <ul> <li style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Kittitas County residents</span></span></span></li> <li style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">First generation (first in their immediate family) college graduates</span></span></span></li> <li style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Applicants working&nbsp;in a human services or education field in Kittitas County</span></span></span></li> </ul> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="color:black">&ldquo;We value education and want to encourage youth to get as much education as possible,&rdquo; said the anonymous donor.&nbsp; &ldquo;We are concerned about the debt our youth are building up and want to play our small part to help.&rdquo;</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">You must submit an application and essay by Sunday, December 1, 2019 to be eligible for the award.</span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Visit <a href="http://www.cwu.edu/scholarships/debt-relief"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="color:blue">cwu.edu/scholarships/debt-relief</span></span></a><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"> for more information and to apply today.</span></span></span></p> <hr /> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">October 14, 2019<br /> Media Contact: Robin Burck, University Advancement Communications, 509-963-2846,&nbsp;</span><a href="mailto:Robin.Burck@cwu.edu"><span style="color:#a30f37">Robin.Burck@cwu.edu</span></a><span style="color:black">.</span></span></span></p> </p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"></li style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="tab-stops:list .5in"></span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"></li style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="tab-stops:list .5in"></span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"></li style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="tab-stops:list .5in"></span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></span style="color:black"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></span style="color:blue"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"></span style="color:black"></a href="mailto:Robin.Burck@cwu.edu"></span style="color:#a30f37"></span style="color:black">Don B. Daily Memorial Fund Selects 2019-2020 Recipient of $10,000https://www.cwu.edu/foundation/node/2623Wed, 09 Oct 2019 11:40:08<p>&nbsp;</p> <p>PITTSBURGH, Pa.&mdash;The&nbsp;Association for Iron &amp; Steel Technology (AIST) Foundation&nbsp;and the&nbsp;Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA)&nbsp;are proud to announce Sathy Rajendran of Central Washington University&nbsp;(CWU) as the 2019&ndash;2020&nbsp;recipient of the $10,000 Don B. Daily Safety Grant to Promote Steel Industry Safety and Health.&nbsp;</p> <p>The fund was created to commemorate the life and industry service of the late Don B. Daily, a compassionate man who truly cared about the safety of all employees working in the steel industry. His career as president of Gallatin Steel and chairman of the Steel Manufacturer&#39;s Association (SMA) left an enduring mark on the steel industry of North America, and has been the establishment of numerous safety and health initiatives that have significantly improved the workplace.</p> <p>Sathy Rajendran&#39;s proposal is titled &quot;Safety Management: Development of Steel Manufacturing Plant Specific Safety Plan Case Study.&quot;&nbsp;The proposal advocates that one of the most effective methods of increasing worker safety is the intuition of practical worker training based on real-world scenarios. With the award, a team of students and faculty from Central Washington University plan to develop a training program that is based on real-world case studies in order to prepare trainees to evaluate complex steel manufacturing and fabrication activities and develop control methods through a facility-specific safety plan.</p> <p>&quot;CWU is excited to receive this grant from AIST and the opportunity to improve safety for workers in the steel manufacturing industry worldwide,&quot; added Sathy Rajendran, grant team member and program director for CWU&#39;s safety and health management program. &quot;The grant team includes students in the CWU safety health management program. This will allow our students to apply the knowledge and skills they have acquired in their previous coursework in a real-world setting.&quot;</p> <p>&quot;Worker safety and health continues to be one of the largest concerns for the steel manufacturing industry, therefore devising new ways to improve safety is vital,&quot; said Prof. Jennifer Serne, a grant team member and assistant professor at CWU. &quot;We thank the AIST Foundation for this opportunity. This kind of collaboration and support is exactly what we need to improve safety and health performance in the steel manufacturing industry.&quot;</p> <p>The Don B. Daily Safety Grant challenges North American university teams (students and professors) to submit proposals for grant funding in the theme area of safety and health awareness within the steel manufacturing industry. The dual objective of the fund is to promote a safe workplace for the steel manufacturing industry and to increase the number of students studying health and safety awareness relative to the manufacturing environment.</p> <p>The AIST Foundation is a Pennsylvania-based 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation organized for charitable, education and scientific purposes to attract technology-oriented professionals to the steel industry by educating the public about the high-tech, diverse and rewarding nature of careers in steel manufacturing. Through a variety of programs, the AIST Foundation awards more than $750,000 annually in programs and grants to students, instructors and schools to ensure the iron and steel industry of tomorrow will have a sufficient number of qualified professionals. The AIST Foundation is part of AIST, an international technical association of more than 17,500 professional and student members from 70 countries. For more information about the AIST Foundation, visit&nbsp;AISTFoundation.org.</p> <p>The Steel Manufacturers Association consists of 25 North American producer member companies that employ approximately 60,000 people. The SMA is the voice of the electric arc furnace (EAF) steel industry. SMA producer members represent over 75% of domestic steelmaking capacity. SMA also has over 100 associate members throughout North America who provide goods and services to the steel industry. SMA&#39;s U.S. producers are represented in 115 Congressional Districts and 43 states. For more information check out our website at&nbsp;www.steelnet.org&nbsp;or our&nbsp;Facebook page.&nbsp;</p> <hr /> <p>Media Contacts: Stacey Varmecky, 724-814-3066, and Annie Stefanec, 202-296-1515</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>October 9, 2019</p> Tomlinson Stadium Gate to be Dedicated to Scott Wadehttps://www.cwu.edu/foundation/node/2622Mon, 07 Oct 2019 09:23:38<p>Central Washington University will hold a dedication ceremony on October 12 to name the northwest gate at Tomlinson Stadium after Vice President of University Advancement Scott Wade in tribute to his years of service and dedication to the university.</p> <p>&ldquo;Scott Wade was a great leader who cared deeply about Central Washington University,&rdquo; said CWU President James L. Gaudino. &ldquo;The naming of this gate is a fitting tribute to honor the support that Scott showed to students and the university and will carry his legacy long into the future at Central.&rdquo;</p> <p>The dedication ceremony will begin prior to the CWU Homecoming football game at 4:00 p.m. and is open for the public. The event will include the unveiling of the gate sign as well as remarks from Gaudino and CWU Athletic Director Dennis Francois.</p> <p>&ldquo;Scott&rsquo;s impact on Central Washington University and the athletic department is sure to be seen for generations to come,&rdquo; Francois said. &ldquo;His hard work and commitment to the Wildcat Commons project embodies his passion to encourage people to invest in Central students and the university, and we are honored to name the northwest gate after him.&rdquo;</p> <p>Wade joined Central in 2012 and directed university efforts in development and alumni relations while also serving as executive director for the CWU Foundation. He passed away earlier this year while on vacation with his family.</p> <p>&ldquo;As a devoted member of the Wildcat family, Scott always worked to foster inclusivity, genuine relationships, and above all, the success of Central students,&rdquo; said CWU Associate Vice President of University Advancement Rick Paradis. &ldquo;The naming of the Wade Gate is an appropriate way to honor the leader and supporter of Central that Scott was, and will always remind us of his passion for CWU.&rdquo;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Media Contact: Robin Burck, University Advancement Communications, 509-963-2846,&nbsp;Robin.Burck@cwu.edu.</p> <p>Monday, October 7, 2019</p> Library Receives Generous Endowment from Former Librarianhttps://www.cwu.edu/foundation/node/2621Mon, 16 Sep 2019 10:49:56<p><img alt="" src="/foundation/sites/cts.cwu.edu.foundation/files/Ruth%20Hartman.png" style="width: 100px; height: 100px;" /></p> <p>Through the generosity and foresight of Professor Emerita Ruth Hartman, generations of CWU students and faculty will benefit from an annual enrichment to library collections.&nbsp;</p> <p>Ruth (Dahlgren) Hartman (1916-2014) was a member of the faculty at Central Washington University from 1965 until her retirement in 1985. She was a pioneer at CWU and served as the inaugural head of the Documents, Maps, and Microforms Department. Professor Hartman initiated the organization and development of the Government Publications collection.</p> <p>Professor Hartman grew up in a farming community in North Dakota in a Swedish immigrant family. She received a BS from Minot State College in North Dakota and an AMLS degree from the University of Michigan. Before her arrival at what was then Central Washington State College, she taught in in the North Dakota public school system, served as a librarian in the Glendale (California) Public Library, the University of Nevada in Reno, and Fresno State College. Her passion for her specialized field of Government publications developed during her tenure in Fresno as the Government Depository program began.&nbsp; In 1967, she married local rancher Donald Austin Hartman and made Ellensburg home for the rest of her life.<br /> <br /> During Professor Hartman&rsquo;s career, librarianship transformed with technology and Central&rsquo;s Library grew and evolved.&nbsp; The library collection and its services moved from Bouillon Hall to our current James E. Brooks Library building.&nbsp; Research discovery went online with the digitization of the card catalog.</p> <p>Active in her discipline, Professor Hartman served as a member of ALA&rsquo;s Government Documents Round Table, the Washington State Library Association, Kappa Delta Pi, and the Western Association of Map Liberians. She published articles, bibliographies, papers, and periodical reviews. Holding the position of Liaison to the American Library Association, she promoted access to information, stating, &ldquo;We&rsquo;ve worked to convince the Government Printing Office that is has to do something to get their information to the people.&rdquo; Professor Hartman was named a lifetime member of the North Dakota State Historical Society by the North Dakota Legislature.<br /> <br /> Professor Hartman willed Central Washington University with an endowment for the library. We will strive to be excellent stewards of her legacy.</p> <hr /> <p><em>September 2019</em></p> Wildcat Family Loss–Scott Wadehttps://www.cwu.edu/foundation/node/2620Wed, 04 Sep 2019 07:59:10<p><img alt="" src="https://www.cwu.edu/foundation/sites/cts.cwu.edu.foundation/files/images/ScottWade.jpeg" style="margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: left; width: 250px; height: 376px;" />We are deeply saddened to share that Central Washington University Vice President of University Advancement, Scott Wade, recently passed away while on vacation with his family.<br /> <br /> Scott was a beloved leader, mentor, family man, and friend who will be missed deeply by our team, CWU, his family, friends, and the greater community.<br /> <br /> We offer our deepest sympathy to everyone who&rsquo;s lives were impacted by Scott&ndash;especially his wife and three young children.</p> <p>In memoriam, you may donate to the educational funds of Avlynn, Jackson, and Eleanor Wade. Please contact David Fiske for more details at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:David.Fiske@edwardjones.com?subject=Wade%20family%20education%20donation">David.Fiske@edwardjones.com</a>.</p> <p>The Wade family would love for you to write your memories of Scott and messages for the children, which can be addressed to be opened now or in the future. Letters may be delivered to Stewart and Williams Funeral Home in Ellensburg.</p> <p>Please&nbsp;click here&nbsp;to view a <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7B6Bh5GyK0&amp;t=1s">thank you tribute to Scott Wade</a>, put together by our friends at&nbsp;Creative Asset.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>July 22, 2019</p> </a href="mailto:David.Fiske@edwardjones.com?subject=Wade%20family%20education%20donation"> Central Washington University Honored for Fundraising Successhttps://www.cwu.edu/foundation/node/2618Thu, 18 Jul 2019 08:58:50<p><img alt="" src="https://www.cwu.edu/foundation/sites/cts.cwu.edu.foundation/files/UA.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 150px; float: right; margin: 5px;" />For the first time in its history, Central Washington University has received an Educational Fundraising Award from CASE, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.</p> <p>The Educational Fundraising Awards annually recognize exemplary development programs based on a blind review of data submitted to the Voluntary Support of Education (VSE) survey.</p> <p>CWU received the award for its overall improvement by demonstrating significant program growth over three years of data. Only eight other public comprehensive institutions nationwide received similar commendation.</p> <p>&ldquo;These institutions have not only demonstrated the highest levels of professionalism and best practice in their fundraising efforts, they have contributed to the betterment of educational advancement worldwide by serving as a model to which others can aspire,&rdquo; noted Sue Cunningham, CASE president and CEO.</p> <p>CASE member institutions that have participated in the VSE for the past three years are automatically considered. A group of experienced educational fundraisers spends hours reviewing the data to determine awardees.</p> <p>&ldquo;It is an honor to receive this Educational Fundraising Award from CASE for the first time in the university&rsquo;s history,&rdquo; said Scott Wade, vice president of CWU University Advancement and executive director of CWU Foundation. &ldquo;With CASE being considered the gold-standard for best practice and professional development in our profession, receiving this national recognition validates the progress we are making in our alumni engagement and fundraising efforts while motivating us even more in our mission to build community, connection and capacity around Central&rsquo;s faculty, students and programs.&rdquo;</p> <p>To learn more about CASE or the Educational Fundraising Award, visit case.org.</p> <p>To learn more about Central Washington University&rsquo;s alumni and foundation programs, please visit engage.cwu.edu.</p> <p>June 17, 2019<br /> Media Contact: Robin Burck, University Advancement Communications, 509-963-2846, Robin.Burck@cwu.edu.</p> Betty Evans Shakespeare Scholarship Sends CWU Student to Londonhttps://www.cwu.edu/foundation/node/2614Wed, 06 Feb 2019 16:19:37<p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://www.cwu.edu/foundation/sites/cts.cwu.edu.foundation/files/Screen%20Shot%202019-02-06%20at%204.15.18%20PM.png" style="width: 220px; height: 295px;"><img alt="" src="https://www.cwu.edu/foundation/sites/cts.cwu.edu.foundation/files/Screen%20Shot%202019-02-06%20at%204.18.01%20PM.png" style="width: 196px; height: 296px;"><img alt="" src="https://www.cwu.edu/foundation/sites/cts.cwu.edu.foundation/files/Screen%20Shot%202019-02-06%20at%204.18.40%20PM.png" style="width: 220px; height: 295px;"></p><p>Central Washington University theatre performance major, Karli Reinbold, is currently spending her winter quarter studying in London after receiving a scholarship that allowed her to travel abroad.&nbsp;</p><p>While studying abroad is something that Reinbold had interest in, it was not something she thought she could achieve. That’s when she was notified that she was a recipient of the Betty Evans Shakespeare Scholarship, providing the funds for her to learn new things from a different part of the world.</p><p>“Without the help of the CWU Foundation and the Betty Evans Shakespeare Scholarship, I would not have had the resources to study abroad and learn all the wonderful things that studying theatre in London has to offer,” Reinbold said. “This scholarship has made my dreams a reality. It gave me the opportunity to study at the source of my passion.”</p><p>Reinbold is expected to graduate this spring with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in theatre performance. She hopes others that are interested in theatre performance will take advantage of this opportunity and apply for the Betty Evans Shakespeare Scholarship so they too can further their education while also making lifelong memories.</p><p>This once in a lifetime experience is all that Reinbold hoped for, and more, saying, “Getting to study Shakespeare in London is a life-changing experience. The way English actors go about Shakespeare is beautiful and unique, there is so much theatre history everywhere you look in London. The connections I am making are amazing and this is an experience I will take with me wherever I go.” </p><p>The Betty Evans Shakespeare Scholarship was created through a bequest from Betty Evans, former CWU theatre arts faculty. The scholarship provides support for students majoring in theatre arts who plan to study abroad at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, or a similarly accredited institution.</p><p>To learn more about the Betty Evans Shakespeare Scholarship, and all other scholarships CWU has to offer, visit Scholarship Central or contact the CWU Theatre Arts Department.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>February 2019</strong></p></p style="text-align: center;">Harold E. Anderson Leaves $800,000 to CWU Teach STEM Program https://www.cwu.edu/foundation/node/2612Wed, 23 Jan 2019 13:19:38<p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/foundation/sites/cts.cwu.edu.foundation/files/Harold%20Anderson.JPEG" style="width: 250px; height: 267px;"><img alt="" src="/foundation/sites/cts.cwu.edu.foundation/files/images/CWU-Foundation_Crimson-w-Black-Text_Sans-Serif.png" style="width: 200px; height: 241px;"></p><p>The Central Washington University Foundation received a $800,000 legacy gift from Harold E. Anderson to honor his beloved wife and CWU alumna, Henrietta. The funds will go to the Henrietta Anderson Endowment Fund, supporting STEM teaching students.</p><p>The Henrietta Anderson Endowment Fund, established in 2016 by Harold Anderson, offers financial support to teacher preparation activities at CWU–now including those in the CWU Teach STEM program, as Mrs. Anderson devoted her life to teaching.&nbsp;</p><p>“This generous gift from Mr. Anderson will significantly further the CWU Teach STEM program,” said Scott Wade, vice president of CWU University Advancement and executive director of CWU Foundation. “This, being one of the largest endowments ever gifted to CWU,&nbsp; is sure to have long-lasting effects for many years to come.”</p><p>The CWU Teach STEM program is a national STEM teacher preparation program, with unmatched success in recruiting, training, and retaining excellent STEM educators. The STEM Teaching program is an innovative collaboration between sciences and education that supports students seeking teaching certification in science and mathematics fields. Pathways exist for first/second year students, third year/transfer students, and post-baccalaureates that already have an undergraduate degree. </p><p>Jennifer Dechaine, CWU Teach STEM co-director, said, "We are so excited to be the first and only institution to bring UTeach to Washington state. The STEM pipeline is broken far before college and can't be fixed without more, excellent STEM teachers. CWU Teach provides a solution, and this gift will be a tremendous help."&nbsp;</p><p>Harold and Henrietta met in 1958 and began their life adventure moving many places across the US, finally settling in Quincy, WA, where they actively farmed until 1974. Though they farmed together, Mrs. Anderson’s true passion was teaching, which inspired Mr. Anderson to create an endowment in her name before his passing in 2016.</p><p>Harold Anderson wanted to give back to CWU in hopes of creating an opportunity for others to find the same joy in teaching that his wife did, and in doing so, the Anderson legacy is sure to live on.</p><p><strong>Media Contact</strong>: Robin Burck,&nbsp;University Advancement Communications, 509-963-2846, Robin.Burck@cwu.edu</p><p>Wednesday, January 23, 2019</p></p style="text-align: center;">Bedlingtons Give Back to Support CWU Student-Athleteshttps://www.cwu.edu/foundation/node/2611Mon, 07 Jan 2019 11:39:19<p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://www.cwu.edu/foundation/sites/cts.cwu.edu.foundation/files/Bedlington.JPG" style="width: 270px; height: 180px;"><img alt="" src="https://www.cwu.edu/foundation/sites/cts.cwu.edu.foundation/files/Bedlington3.JPG" style="width: 120px; height: 180px;"><img alt="" src="https://www.cwu.edu/foundation/sites/cts.cwu.edu.foundation/files/Bedlington4.JPG" style="width: 275px; height: 183px;"></p><p>Dick and Marlys Bedlington recently gifted the Central Washington Foundation $250,000 to help improve athletic facilities at CWU through the Wildcat Commons project. As part of this project, the <a href="https://www.cwu.edu/north-campus/recreation-sports-complex" target="_blank">Recreation Sports Complex</a> was built, and the Dick and Marlys Bedlington Throws Venue was created.</p><p>When asked why it was important to give back to student-athletes at CWU, Dick said, “If it wasn’t for Central, I wouldn’t have what I have today. Central helped me grow in all different areas of my life; education, financials, communication, and developing as a person. I wanted to help make sure current students have the same opportunity I did at Central and help them get the most out of their time there.”</p><p>The new throws venue meets the NCAA competition regulations to house several different track and field events including discus, hammer, javelin, and shotput. The javelin runway has Dick Bedlington's name down the side of it, along with his standing school record of 241’11” that he set in 1970.&nbsp;</p><p>Dennis Francois, director of athletics at Central Washington University, extends his gratitude to Dick and Marlys Bedlington for making the new throws venue possible.</p><p>“The generosity that the Bedlingtons have shown to Central Washington University and its student-athletes truly exemplifies what it means to be a Wildcat,” Francois said. “The upgraded track and field facility creates new opportunities for our student-athletes that were not previously available to them, and the Bedlingtons were monumental in helping make that possible.”</p><p>The Bedlingtons now hope other student-athletes will strive to do their best while using this new state of the art sports complex.&nbsp;</p><p>"Having a facility like this pushes me to be a better thrower," CWU shotput and discus thrower Avery Fisk said. "I want to prove that I am deserving of this D-1 quality facility. Being a freshman and coming to a facility like this is a dream come true."</p><p>The ribbon cutting for the new Recreation Sports Complex was held last month where CWU President James Gaudino, Recreation Director Matthew Boyer, and Dick and Marlys Bedlington had the pleasure of opening the stadium to CWU students for the first time.</p><p>“The thing that impresses me the most about Central is how appreciative and kind the students are. They really do seem like the future best citizens of America,” said Marlys. “The ribbon cutting was so heartwarming. Everyone was so kind and the welcome was wonderful.”&nbsp;</p><p>The Recreation Sports Complex is now open to all CWU students and can be used as a safe, protected space for students to use both during the day and at night. It includes not only the new throws venue but also a 400-meter NCAA competition all-weather track, multi-directional runways for jump events, an artificial turn infield, perimeter fencing, and stadium lights.</p><p>The CWU Foundation sincerely appreciate donors like Dick and Marlys. Want to invest in success? Consider giving to support <a href="https://www.cwu.edu/north-campus/north-campus-expansion-plans" target="_blank">Wildcat Commons</a> and Central students today.</p></p style="text-align: center;">