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    Giving Tuesday 2017 A message from WKU President Timothy C. Caboni about the importance of Giving Tuesday.


    Honoring philanthropy, fundraising unit changes name

    WKU’s Division of Development & Alumni Relations, the advancement arm of the University, revealed its name change and rebranding as Philanthropy & Alumni Engagement today, National Philanthropy Day (Nov. 15). | Read the full story

    Dugas named Philanthropist of the Year

    Laura Turner Dugas was honored as the 2017 WKU Philanthropist of the Year during a Nov. 15 event.

    Laura Turner Dugas is the daughter of Cal Turner, the founder of Dollar General, Inc., which was originally established in Scottsville. She has served as the head of the Laura Goad Turner Foundation since its inception in 1989. The Foundation has gifted more than $2 million to WKU in scholarship support through four different funds.
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    Alumni make gift to support diversity initiatives

    At an event on Nov. 15, it was announced that George and CJ Nichols, both WKU alumni, have made a gift to support diversity initiatives at WKU.

    Recognizing that WKU student support systems currently provide an array of student and instructional services striving to meet the needs of students, research shows that high-impact practices, such as additional support services, would provide frequent and individual contact for all students needing additional assistance which can dramatically increase the rate at which these students remain in college, matriculate and graduate. Students identified as domestic minorities, first-generation, low-income and academically at-risk can particularly benefit from additional resources and attention. To address these issues and offer these much needed services, the Nichols’ gift will support programming within the Intercultural Student Engagement Center Academy (ISEC-Academy). | Read the full story

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