Last year, the senior class students began a new tradition: “Senior Gift”. Looking back at their transformative experiences at TWU, they decided to give back to the community that gave them so much. They searched for a project that could make a lasting impact for the student body for years to come.
For the first year of Senior Gift, they would raise money to and revamp the back study room in the Norma Marion Alloway Library. After many graduating classes and many study hours, the room really needed a refresh. As President Bob Kuhn put it in the students’ video featuring the project, “These chairs are so ancient they look like they could be from my grandmothers living room!”
You can get a glimpse of the old study room in the following video featuring the project:
Having decided on a project, the seniors reached out to the alumni community to help make their vision a reality. a group of alumni pledged a matching donation of $10,000. With much effort over the year, the seniors reached their goal, bringing the total gift of $20,000 towards new art, new paint and new furniture. The room looks fantastic!
We’re so proud of our students. It’s great to see them become passionate about giving back to their community, because of the impact they experience at TWU.
Thank you, alumni donors for making the vision of the students a reality!