Volume 1 Number 3
Dear Alumni and Friends,
One of the School of Education’s most critical activities takes place during the last weeks of March each year. Faculty committees meet to award financial scholarships for the coming academic year. Scholarship recipients are recognized at a ceremony in April.
We couldn’t do this without the support of alumni, families, friends, faculty, staff, and others who give generously to Baylor and specifically to School of Education endowed scholarship funds. Your support has a direct impact on School of Education students. Thanks to the fifty-eight endowed scholarship funds established in the School of Education, 136 undergraduate students (70% of those who applied and qualified) received financial support to pursue their degrees.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who give regularly to BaylorUniversity and the School of Education. We are especially grateful to the following individuals who funded new endowed scholarships during the past year:
Suzanne Roper established the Roper Family Endowed Scholarship for students pursuing a degree in recreation.
Mark and Jennifer McCollum established the Mark and Jennifer McCollum Endowed Scholarship in Education for teacher education students.
Weldon Walker established the Patricia Walker Smith Endowed Scholarship for teacher education students.
Bobby Brock established the Bobby R. and Paula Coody Brock Endowed Scholarship for teacher education students.
Because of your contributions, more students will be able to attend BaylorUniversity and enroll in programs in the School of Education. Our students, faculty, and staff are grateful for your support.
However, we need to do much more. The average scholarship award is about $1,600 annually. Students in the School of Education who finance part of their educational costs with loans will graduate with debt loads that average more than $30,000. That is a tremendous burden to place on a first-year graduate whose starting salary may be only slightly higher. We would love to have the opportunity to visit with you about ways that you can contribute to the work of the School of Education. Please don’t hesitate to contact me at Doug_Rogers@baylor.edu or (254) 710-3111, or Carole Menefee, the School of Education’s Director of Development, at Carole_Menefee@baylor.edu or 800-BAYLOR-U (800-229-5678), option 4.
Thanks again for your support,
Douglas W. Rogers
Interim Dean of the School of Education