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Alumna bequest supports scholarships, technology enhancements

Alumna bequest supports scholarships, technology enhancements

Northwest recently received a $186,400 bequest from the late Mary Margaret Gantt Perry '46, '72 that will have a lasting impact on students studying in a variety of subject areas and enhance technology on campus.

Northwest has designated the funds for three $25,000 endowed scholarships to be awarded to students studying business, math, biology, chemistry or speech/theatre as well as for one $25,000 endowed scholarship awarded to a student who wants to study abroad. The remaining funds are being used to upgrade wireless internet access points and instructional technology equipment.

"Gifts such as these are significant in that they contribute to our academic excellence and student support," Northwest Provost Dr. Doug Dunham said. "These scholarships will help ease the financial burden of students after they have successfully completed their first year, thereby having a positive effect on retention and completion. Additionally, by improving the wireless infrastructure in Colden Hall, where the business education courses are taught, our faculty will have more flexibility in how they use instructional technology to facilitate students' learning."

Originally from Maryville, Perry, of San Leandro, Calif., died Jan. 15, 2011. She received a bachelor's degree in business economics/commerce with minors in math and Spanish and a master's in education from Northwest.

Perry was a retired educator, and she and her husband, Peter, had no children. For more information

Contact the Office of University Advancement at 660.562.1248 or advance@nwmissouri.edu
to find out about the many advantages of providing an estate provision.


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