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WWU Offers Graduate Degrees to Students Excited to Advance their Education and Make a Difference

 

Your support gives students the tools they need to succeed.

 

 

Two Ways to Give

The Graduate School Dean's Fund

 

 

Donations to the Graduate School directly support graduate student research, field experiences, and professional development opportunities. The first $1000 in donations will be generously matched by Kathy Kitto and Dennis Waller.

 

 

Ross Travel Grant

 

 

The Dean Ross Endowment established by Dr. J. Alan & Dorothy C. Ross funds graduate student travel to present their research, scholarship, and creative work at professional meetings and conferences.

 

 

When you donate to the Graduate School, your gift continues to give for generations to come. Here is a taste of our students' impact.

 

MARS, UP CLOSE

While completing his Master of Science degree in Geology, Darian Dixon helped develop daily operations plans for the Mars Curiosity rover. Working with Melissa Rice, assistant professor of Planetary Science, his thesis examined the capabilities of the camera equipment that will be on the Mars 2020 rover.

 

 

EDUCATORS BECOMING LEADERS

Students who complete Woodring’s Master of Education in Educational Administration may also earn the residency principal certificate. Educators who already have a master’s degree may pursue an initial superintendent certification at Woodring. Annie Parker, Assistant Principal at Salmon Bay K-8 School, says of her experience at Western: “All the instructors are real-world professionals, ranging from veteran principals and district directors to current superintendents, who support learning in the present educational context. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to complete Western’s program that is built for working professionals who want to pursue their goals while maintaining their full-time roles.”

 

 

A CHANGE OF CAREERS

After studying biochemistry and psychology as an undergraduate at Western, Ian Smith worked in quality assurance in the beverage industry. But his dream was to be a doctor and biomedical researcher. Drawn by the opportunity to work closely with faculty mentors, he returned to Western for graduate school. In Professor Clint Spiegel’s lab, he used X-ray crystallography to study the molecular structure of an engineered human/porcine blood coagulation factor that can play a role in improving treatment for hemophilia A. Now, Smith is in medical school at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences.

 

 

ACQUIRING AN EXPANSIVE VIEW OF BUSINESS SUCCESS

While earning her MBA, Janis Vander Ploeg-Wolfe worked as a graduate assistant in Western’s Small Business Development Center, which offers free management advice to local businesses. She got an insider’s view of what a well-run business looks like, and she is now the operations manager for a large physical therapy clinic. 

 

Your generosity supports the success of Western's graduate students and their impact in Washington and beyond. Thank you!

 

Success!
***2:1 Student Challenge Has Been Met, Thank you!***
The first $7,000 in students gifts (up to $100 per student) have been matched 2:1 by Dave Mann, '82 and Ann Thomson Mann, Jing de Jong, Healthy Pet and other generous alumni.
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The first $1,000 in gifts to the Graduate School will be matched dollar for dollar Dennis Waller and Kathleen Kitto as an investment in opportunities that are vital for the success of WWU's graduate students, such a research, travel and the Graduate Symposium.
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Top 5 WWU Fundraisers
The WWU Alumni Association will reward the top five areas that secure the most gifts with a bonus of $1,000 each!
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $1,000 Men's Rowing 223
2 $1,000 WWU Volleyball 184
3 $1,000 WWU Racing 146
4 $1,000 WWU Symphony Orchestra Vienna-Prague Tour 2020 128
5 $1,000 Computer Science 83
6 MSCM & Operations 79
7 Marketing Department 77
8 Behavioral Neuroscience 69
9 Ice Hockey 66
10 WWU AS Food Pantry 60
11 Western Washington University 54
12 Accounting Department 53
13 Men's Soccer 49
14 Cross Country & Track and Field 40
15 KUGS Scholarship 39
16 Chemistry Department 38
17 Robert and Bess Christman Scholarship 37
18 Honors Program 35
19 Honoring Nancy Johnson! 34
20 Psychology 33
21 Education and Social Justice Minor 32
22 College of Business and Economics 30
23 Women's Ultimate 30
24 MBA Program 29
25 Western Libraries Heritage Resources 29
26 WWU Wakeboard Team 26
27 Music Department 25
28 Millie Johnson Puzzle Hunt Fund 25
29 Child Development Center 25
30 International Business Program 23
31 Women's Basketball 22
32 Scholarships and Diversity Initiatives 22
33 Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies 22
34 Physics and Astronomy 22
35 Geology 22
36 Woodring College of Education 19
37 English Department 19
38 Management Information Systems 19
39 Shannon Point Marine Center 19
40 Huxley College of the Environment 19
41 WWU Tennis Club 19
42 LGBTQ+ Western 18
43 Best Buddies 18
44 Men's Lacrosse 17
45 Modern and Classical Languages 17
46 History Department 16
47 Piper Carr's Guitar Matching Fund 15
48 Ray Wolpow Institute 15
49 Linguistics 15
50 Western Libraries 15
51 Engineering and Design 14
52 Men's Basketball 14
53 Biology 14
54 Adoptees Club 14
55 Dance 13
56 Environmental Sciences Department 13
57 Journalism 13
58 Undocumented Student Support 13
59 Western GAP Scholarship 12
60 Elementary Education Department 12
61 Environmental Studies Department 12
62 WWU Career Closet 12
63 Marion Van Nostrand Scholarship 11
64 Nursing 11
65 Sociology 11
66 Economics 11
67 Veteran Services 11
68 Finance Department 11
69 AMSEC 11
70 Graduate School 10
71 Art and Art History Department 10
72 Club Wrestling 10
73 Mathematics 9
74 College of Science and Engineering 9
75 Environmental Toxicology Program 9
76 Political Science 9
77 Living Snow Project 9
78 Bellingham Review 9
79 Communication Sciences and Disorders 8
80 Design Department 8
81 Women's Water Polo 8
82 Student Technology Center's Booster Fund 8
83 Sailing Team 8
84 College of Fine and Performing Arts 8
85 Anthropology 8
86 Western Gallery 8
87 Liberal Studies 8
88 Womxn of Color Empowerment Scholarship Fund 8
89 Equestrian 8
90 Institute for Energy Studies 7
91 Women's Lacrosse 7
92 Woodring College of Education Scholarships 7
93 WWU Climbing Team 7
94 Communication Studies 7
95 Theatre Arts 7
96 Quidditch 7
97 IDEA Academic Programs in Entrepreneurship 6
98 Philosophy 6
99 Health and Human Development 6
100 Men's Rugby 6
101 Educational Administration Program 6
102 Canadian-American Studies 6
103 WWU Chess Club 6
104 Ethnic Student Center 6
105 WWU Student Chapter of NSTA 6
106 Filipino-American Student Association (FASA) 6
107 Young Democrats of WWU 6
108 Women's Soccer 5
109 Rowing 5
110 Alpha Kappa Psi Omega Beta 5
111 Huxley Graduate Programs 5
112 Compass to Campus 5
113 College of Humanities and Social Sciences 5
114 Women's Volleyball Sport Club 5
115 Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 5
116 Dead Parrots Society 5
117 Other 4
118 Water Skiing 4
119 Salish Sea Institute 4
120 WWU Club Golf Team 4
121 Hillel of WWU 4
122 Center for Education Equity & Diversity 4
123 NeRDS 4
124 Endowed Professorship in Jewish History 3
125 WISE Scholarship 3
126 CBE Investment Management and Scholarship Fund 3
127 Men's Golf 3
128 WWU Speech and Hearing Clinic 3
129 Small Business Development Center 3
130 Ralph Munro Institute for Civic Education 3
131 Viking Athletics 3
132 Men's Water Polo 3
133 Special Education 3
134 Softball 3
135 Baile de WWU 3
136 WCE Promise Scholarships for Students of Color 3
137 WWU Fly Fishing Club 3
138 National Society of Black Engineers 3
139 Bellingham Order of the Saber 3
140 Fencing 3
141 Figure Skating 3
142 Women's Rugby 3
143 Human Services Program 3
144 MK Advantages of Learning Differently Scholarship 2
145 Dr. Elena Pereyra Peach Award Scholarship 2
146 Institute for Global Engagement 2
147 Morse Institute for Leadership 2
148 East Asian Studies 2
149 Center for Pacific Northwest Studies 2
150 Bennerstorm Prize 2
151 Women's Golf 2
152 WWU Outdoor Center 2
153 Adult and Higher Education Program 2
154 Student Services and Programs 2
155 Black Womxn Revolutionary Group 2
156 Huxley College on the Peninsulas 2
157 International Business Network Club 2
158 Freeride Ski and Snowboard Team 2
159 Equity and Diversity Committee 2
160 AS Clubs 2
161 Sandberg Scholarship 1
162 Dr. Lina Zeine Scholarship 1
163 Joann Otto Microscope Endowment Fund 1
164 Manis Family Scholarship 1
165 Lillie Mae Witherspoon Minority Scholarship 1
166 Brian K. and Lori L. Burton Fund for Innovation 1
167 Willis Ball Memorial Scholarship 1
168 Hearing Aid Bank 1
169 Vassdal Design Scholarship 1
170 Dina Benedetti Scholarship Endowment 1
171 Frank Punches Memorial Endowment Fund 1
172 FACET 1
173 Science, Math and Technology Education 1
174 Donald B. McLeod Scholarship Endowment 1
175 Rich and Stephanie Bowers Endowment 1
176 Timothy Crossan Memorial Fund 1
177 Swimming 1
178 James B. and Angela Rhoads Scholarship 1
179 Exercise Science Lab 1
180 Ralph Munro Institute 1
181 The Jazz Project Scholarship 1
182 WWU Judo Club 1
183 Western Community Outreach 1
184 Mountain Environments Research Institute 1
185 Native American Student Union 1
186 Student Ambassador Scholarship 1
187 NAMI on Campus WWU 1
188 Cheerleading 1
189 Office of Sustainability 1
190 Business and Sustainability Program 1
191 KM Fund for Holocaust and Genocide Studies 1
192 Ershig Assistive Technology Resource Center 1
193 Students for Public Education 1
194 The SEA Discovery Center 0
195 Special Collections 0
196 WWU National Science Teachers Association Chapter 0
197 Arts Enterprise and Cultural Innovation 0
198 Baseball Sport Club 0
199 Campus Recreation 0
200 Cascadia Climbers 0
201 Cycling 0
202 Extended Education 0
203 Institute for Watershed Studies 0
204 Khmer Student Association (KhSA) 0
205 Management 0
206 Men's Ultimate 0
207 Men's Volleyball 0
208 Parents and Families 0
209 Rehabilitation Counseling Program 0
210 Secondary Education Department 0
211 The Journal of Educational Controversy 0
212 Vietnamese Student Association 0
213 Woodring Peer Mentors 0
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