Thirty Is Something (and so is 130)
Western ... e-Round the
Volume III, No. 4
We look forward to welcoming back many
of the 130 trustees who have served the Western College Alumnae Association over
the past 30 years. How best to thank them for their dedication? With a big
turnout for the weekend (June 18-20) -- and record attendance at the Saturday
night banquet where trustees will be honored and all special reunion classes
will deliver their memorable class toasts! Register
Spring Has Sprung ...
... and campus fancy turns to thoughts of the graduating WCP class of 2004!
From the Senior Dinner Celebration (OK, it was across the street in the 1809
room) on April 13, to weeklong Spring Fling frivolity April 10-17 (OK, all the
Shore to Slimy Shore participants were sophs but there were bound to be seniors
spectating), to the presentation of senior theses April 27-29 in Leonard Theatre
(OK, Sean's activist operetta was performed in front of Shriver, but he gave his
discussion in Leonard), to their own graduation festivities -- informal
reception at Patterson Place on May 7 and ceremony in Kumler Chapel on May 8 --
our campus swarmed with senior
Board Business and Pleasure
From reading dozens of scholarship applications to fine tuning next year's
budget to dreaming up fun and stimulating activities for Reunion weekend, your
hard-working Board of Trustees spends many hours at the spring
meeting, doing the business of the Association. But there are moments of
pure pleasure, too, such as lunching at The Lodge with current scholarship
recipients and entertaining -- and being entertained by -- special dinner
guests. WCP professor Mark McPhail was one such guest the first weekend in
Happy 100th Birthday, McKee!
Built in 1904 and named for Leila S. McKee, Westerns first president
Hall was always and still is today the favorite dormitory of many students.
(Just ask Phyllis Hoyt her favorite dorm.)
You Could Look It Up *
Keeping in mind that we're talking about Western giving here, take your best
guess at these multiple choice questions:
* with a little help from our incomparable
accounting associate, Kaye Wolke
- 1. Total giving over the past 30 years to
Annual Fund, Reunion Funds and Endowment Funds is (a) $1,000,000 (b)
$4,232,862 (c) $6,651,334.
2. Since 1974, WCAA scholarships totaling $1,066,276 have helped (a) 150
students (b) 250 students (c) 383 students.
- 3. We have built our endowments to a total of
$3,517,534, enabling an annual distribution of approximately $169,000 for
scholarships and educational programs. This will continue (a) for 10 years
(b) for 50 years (c) in perpetuity.
here for answers.
Upcoming Event (just one, but it's BIG)
June 18-20: All-Classes Reunion 2004, on the Western campus, honoring past
trustees, the 50-year class of 1954, and classes ending in "4" or
"9" -- not necessarily in that order.
Western e-Round the World
is an occasional publication of the WCAA; Catherine
Bauer Cooper '60, Publications Editor.
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