2014 SCHOLARSHIP AND AWARD BREAKFAST
A note from Chancellor Rogers:
Good morning and welcome to the 2014 Scholarship and Award Breakfast! Sherry and I are happy you could join us for this early-morning celebration; this is one of our favorite events, as it is truly inspiring to see students and donors together.
Each year, more than $1 million in privately funded scholarships are awarded to UAF students. Your dedication and support of scholarships has a broad impact that stretches beyond our university and its students. The knowledge and understanding garnered by the students you support enrich our community, our state and our world.
As we prepare for our next 100 years, this partnership and investment will only grow. Sherry and I never cease to be impressed with the support of our alumni and friends. Each of you plays a key role in advancing our students’ education and helping them achieve their ambitions. The power of philanthropy is its ability to create a circle of giving; the experiences students have on campus today pave the way for giving in the future. For example, we were excited to learn that alumna Marjorie, ’58, and Leonard Wright included a significant estate gift to UAF in support of scholarships. Their multimillion dollar investment reflects the power philanthropy has on UAF’s academics and students’ experiences.
We sincerely thank you for the generosity you provide students through scholarship support. Your investment is improving our global community, one outstanding student at a time!
Chancellor Brian Rogers
Rachel Blackwell — Balancing Graduate School and Preschool
Iris Fletcher - Donors Keep Students Afloat
Susan Henrichs — Scholarships Create Possibilities
Provost Susan Henrichs was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. She earned abachelor’s degree in chemistry and chemical oceanography from the University of Washington in 1975, and a PhD in chemical oceanography from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology-Woods Hole Oceanographic