The University has announced a RISE Campaign donation of $56,000 from Don Romanaggi, a 1956 alumnus and longtime supporter of the University. His gift benefits student scholarships at the University and upgrades to Don V. Romanaggi M.D. Hall, formerly Old Science Hall. He and his late wife Agnes, a 1959 UP graduate, also made an estate planning gift to provide continued maintenance of the building. Romanaggi was one of the first donors to the Rev. John Molter, C.S.C., Chair in Science, contributed generously to the creation of Swindells Hall, and has created numerous named scholarships. He has been a regent since 1991. For more information contact development at 7395.
Tuition Freedom Day marks the date when a student’s tuition no longer covers the total cost of a University of Portland education. A full tuition check only covers about 80 percent of the full cost, and the University must rely on contributions by donors to make up the difference. The development office will mark this year’s Tuition Freedom Day with a celebration on Wednesday, March 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the academic quad. Students will be encouraged to write thank-you notes to UP’s donors in exchange for a Voodoo doughnut. Faculty, staff, and other members of the campus community are also invited to participate in the celebration. Come enjoy the festivities, and show your appreciation for our donors. For more information contact Trevor Harvey, development, at 7826 or email@example.com.
The development office has announced a RISE Campaign donation of $200,000 from Mucki (Pei Ling) Tan, CEO and majority owner of PT Rodamas, a consumer distribution and real estate company based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Tan, a 1980 graduate of the University’s Pamplin School of Business, is a resident of Singapore. Tan’s company does business worldwide in construction materials, basic chemicals, consumer goods, food, and packaging.
Tan’s donation is part of the University’s RISE Campaign, which was announced in December 2010 and seeks to raise $175 million over the next several years. The RISE Campaign, which has raised more than $143 million to date, is one of the largest development campaigns ever for a Pacific Northwest private college or university.
University president Rev. E. William Beauchamp, C.S.C., will give his annual State of the University Address and present the Alumni Awards on Tuesday, March 19. The luncheon is at the Multnomah Athletic Club, 1849 S.W. Salmon. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., with the program from noon to 1 p.m. Seating is limited. Cost is $20 per person ($5 for students), or $200 for a table of 10. Register online at http://rise.up.edu/events.
Fr. Beauchamp’s talk will include an update on the $175 million RISE Campaign for the University of Portland, the University’s achievements in athletics and academics, and other factors affecting the University’s short-and-long-term success. Also on the agenda will be the annual Alumni Awards. This year’s winners are John Lee ’64, ’73, winner of the Distinguished Alumni Award; Jack Roscoe ’64, winner of the Fr. Tom Oddo, C.S.C. Outstanding Service Award; Holly Lynn Ellis ’01, winner of the Contemporary Alumni Award; and UP senior Noelle Niedo ’13, winner of the Thomas A. Gerhardt ’55 Memorial Award for Student Leadership. For more information contact the marketing and communications office at 7202 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Portland has announced a RISE Campaign gift of $150,000 from longtime UP supporters Allen and Kathleen Lund of Pasadena, Calif. Their gift will purchase a Heritage Edition of the Saint John’s Bible, which will be on display on the main floor of the Clark Library when construction is completed in August.
The Saint John’s Bible is the first completely handwritten and illuminated Bible to have been commissioned by a Benedictine Abbey since the invention of the printing press. Divided into seven volumes, the original Saint John’s Bible was commissioned by Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota in 1998 and completed in 2011. With this gift, the University of Portland is one of approximately 45 institutions to have acquired a rare Heritage Edition. Other schools include Yale University, Brigham Young University, and Santa Clara University.
Allen Lund is the president and CEO of the Allen Lund Company and chairman of the University’s board of regents. The gift is part of the RISE Campaign, which seeks to raise $175 million over the next several years, one of the largest development campaigns ever for a Pacific Northwest private college or university.
The University of Portland recently launched the first semester of the Dundon-Berchtold Initiative in Applied Ethics, funded by Amy Dundon-Berchtold and Jim Berchtold ’63, and designed to ensure that the University meets its “aspirations both to form the moral character of its students and to conduct sustained ethical reflection in applied aspects of business, science, engineering, education, health care and the arts.” The initiative began in January 2013 after seven faculty fellows and seven student scholars were selected. The faculty-student groups will work on distinct ethics projects over the course of the semester:
- Brian Adams and Colin Mahoney ’15, business administration: “Issues in Finance: Planning a Financial Ethics Symposium”
- Timothy Doughty and Jordan Schiemer ’14, engineering: “Ethical Resources for Engineers: What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do”
- Karen Eifler and Cady Anderson ’13, education: “Ethics from the Teaching Trenches: A Principled Framework for Differentiated Instruction”
- Deana Julka and Georgia Wilson ’13, psychology: “Ethical Issues Related to the Adoption of Physical Activity Programs in Various Social Settings”
- Jeff Kerssen-Griep and Danielle Christensen ’13, communication studies: “Exploring Ethics in Organizational Decision-Making Practices at the University of Portland”
- Lorretta Krautscheid and Molly Brown ’14, nursing: “Micro-Ethical Decisions in Clinical Practice Settings: A Qualitative Investigation of Student Nurse Experiences”
- Jacquie Van Hoomissen and Tiffany Chau ’13, biology: “Ethical Issues Related to the Adoption of Physical Activity Programs in Various Social Settings.”
For more information on the initiative go to http://tinyurl.com/bz2ssvl.
The University has announced three gifts toward the RISE Campaign totaling $100,000 from members of the board of regents. The donors and their gifts are John (Jack) Block ’71, Chicago, Ill., $50,000; Keith and Cindy Larson, Portland, Ore., $25,000; and James (Jim) Murphy MBA ’91 and his wife Vicki, Tacoma, Wash., $25,000. The three gifts are part of the University’s RISE Campaign, which seeks to raise $175 million over the next several years, one of the largest development campaigns ever for a Pacific Northwest private college or university. For more information contact the development office at 7395 or email@example.com.
The University has announced a RISE campaign gift of $444,000 from the late William Isaac Phillips, a 1950 graduate in physics who passed away in January, 2012. His gift will establish a scholarship fund in the College of Arts and Sciences. The gift includes a previous one announced by the University in September from the estate of Phillips.
Born in Bell, Calif., Phillips served in the U.S. Navy World War II and attended the University of Portland on the G.I. bill, graduating with honors in 1950 with a bachelor’s degree in physics. He began his career as a sales representative with C&H Supply Company in Seattle. In 1966, he established Western Technical Sales with a home office in Bellevue, Wash., and later opened offices in Portland and Spokane. He and his wife Marilyn lived in La Conner, Wash.
The gift is part of the University’s RISE Campaign, which was announced in December 2010 and seeks to raise $175 million over the next several years, one of the largest development campaigns ever for a Pacific Northwest private college or university. For more information contact development at 7395.
University of Portland has announced a RISE Campaign gift of $100,000 from the George and Virginia Schneider family. Half of the gift enhances the existing Molly Hightower Scholarship. The other half establishes the Schneider Family Endowed Nursing Scholarship, designed to help deserving nursing majors who demonstrate financial need. The scholarships represent a longtime interest in and dedication to three areas that Virginia and her late husband, George, championed through their lives: Catholic education, community service, and health care.
The Schneiders have long-standing ties to University of Portland and to the Portland community. One of their children, Ginger Corrada, graduated from the University in 1986 with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. The Schneiders’ granddaughter, Emily Corrada, is currently a senior nursing student.
The Schneiders’ gift is part of the University’s RISE Campaign, which seeks to raise $175 million over the next several years, one of the largest development campaigns ever for a Pacific Northwest private college or university.
The University has announced a $500,000 RISE Campaign gift from graduates Joe Hollman ’64 and Travis Hollman ’92, who own and operate Hollman, Inc., a Dallas-based company that designs and creates locker facilities worldwide. The gift was part of recent renovations of the Chiles Center, spearheaded by a major gift from University regent Earle M. Chiles. The Hollmans’ gift resulted in the modernization and expansion of the men’s locker rooms for basketball, soccer, baseball, and cross country. Similar work was done for the men’s and women’s coaches locker rooms and the men’s and women’s visiting locker rooms. The gift is part of the University’s $175 million RISE Campaign, which has raised more than $140 million to date and is one of the largest development campaigns ever for a Pacific Northwest private college or university. For more information contact development at 7395.