BY GAIL MATSUNAGA
From Dateline (October 28, 2004)
Gifts Support University Programs,
The late Edith L. McCullough, emeritus professor
of secondary education, has made a planned gift to the Pollak Library.
Estimated at $300,000, the donation will create an endowment to
purchase books and other media. McCullough’s gift is but one
of several recent gifts that are benefiting students by supporting
colleges, departments, programs and projects.
Currently in its private phase, the campaign for the
new College of Business and Economics building has raised almost
half of its $15 million goal – $5 million of which will go
toward the building itself and $10 million to fund endowments, programs
and scholarships. Among the recent contributions are: a $500,000
pledge from alumnus Steve Charton (B.A. business administration
’71) to name the 250-seat lecture hall; a $100,000 pledge
from alumnus Jeff Payne (B.A. business administration ’80)
to name the Finance Department’s suite; $50,000 from Rick
Muth of Orco Block, a founding member of the Family Business Council,
to name the council director’s office; a $50,000 pledge from
accounting firm White, Nelson & Co. to the Center for Entrepreneurship;
a $50,000 pledge from Ron Stein Family & Principal Technical
Services to the Family Business Council and the Center for Entrepreneurship;
and a $25,000 gift of securities from Dan Hann (B.A. business administration
’77) to the Economics Department’s Fund for Excellence.
Publisher Pearson Education has given $7,500 to the
Human Communication Studies Depart-ment to educate and train associates
teaching the Introduction to Human Communication course.
A $17,000 gift from Boeing is funding the Mathematics
Engineering Science Achievement program and two scholarships for
students in the College of Engineering and Computer Science and
MESA Engineering Program.