Alumni thanked for new chapter of student success
Members of the UOW Alumni Network Campus Chapter who have ensured UOW will be the setting of student success stories for years to come were thanked by the University last week at a special appreciation event.
Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor John Patterson thanked the Alumni Bookshop, an initiative of the Campus Chapter, for a generous endowment made to the University last year.
Professor Patterson said that UOW was grateful for the long-term dedication and commitment of the Campus Chapter and that it was the significant contribution, time and dedication of so many people over many years which made the endowment so significant.
The bookshop, run entirely by volunteers, endowed more than $200,000 to place its annual scholarship into perpetuity. The funds are the result of 20 years of second hand book sales to students, staff and the community.
The bookshop is staffed by alumni, parents of alumni and retired academics.
Volunteer Chris Thompson said staff ranged from 50 to ‘90-something’ years of age and shared a love of reading and making others happy.
Ms Thompson said the Alumni Bookshop was pleased the funds would allow the scholarship to be perpetuated so it would continue to support students well into the future.
She said the shop sponsored faculty prizes each year to reward student excellence.
To find out more about the Alumni Bookshop or to make contact regarding volunteering visit their webpage here.
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