• WKU SPIRIT Winter 18
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    Glasgow and Barren County students receive support through Anne and Mike Hyde Scholarship

    The Anne and Mike Hyde Scholarship has supported students from Glasgow and Barren County since it was established in 2005. The Hydes annually make gifts to enhance the scholarship so the fund can benefit more students. | Read the full story


    Erlanger senior receives Lee Robertson Scholarship at WKU

    Margo McGehee, a rising WKU senior from Erlanger, Ky., has been named the recipient of the annual Lee Robertson Scholarship. Known by Hilltoppers as "Mr. Western" in recognition of his 60-plus-year relationship with the university, Robertson will celebrate his 96th birthday on June 16. | Read the full story


    Young Alumni Council announces first scholarship recipient

    The WKU Young Alumni Council has awarded its first scholarship to Hannah Good, a rising senior from Park Hills, Ky. The Young Alumni Council (YAC), part of the WKU Alumni Association, provides an opportunity for alumni who have graduated within the last 10 years to maintain ties to WKU and provide important feedback to the Alumni Association on programming and services. | Read the full story


    Two alumni make gifts to support Ogden Innovation Endowment Fund, rooms in Ogden College Hall named in their honor

    Two WKU alumni who graduated from programs within the Ogden College of Science & Engineering have made gifts to support the Ogden Innovation Endowment Fund. In recognition of these gifts, spaces within the new Ogden College Hall were named in their honor. Dr. Talia McKinney Collins ('93) and Dr. James W. Foster ('81) both credit their time at WKU with preparing them for their future careers. | Read the full story


    Baker Foundation commits $10 million endowment for student scholarships

    The Jerry E. Baker Foundation, established through the estate of Jerry E. Baker, a generous longtime supporter of WKU, has pledged a $10 million endowment for student scholarships. The University expects to receive $450,000 from the Baker Foundation in the first year of the agreement. Combined with Baker’s previous support for scholarships, the Jerry E. Baker Student Scholarship Fund will annually award around $500,000 in scholarships to WKU students. | Read the full story

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