Support for Endowed Funds

Faculty Fellowships

Joyce Hagen ‘79 and Donald Fites ‘56 have committed $2 million to establish faculty fellowships in the Valpo colleges from which they graduated. The Joyce Hagen Endowed Faculty Fellowship will support the College of Nursing and Health Professions and the Don Fites Endowed Faculty Fellowships will support the College of Engineering.

Study Abroad Scholarships

Kathleen ‘82 and Robert ‘82 Hansen will make it possible for Valpo students who participate in Study Abroad programs to receive scholarship support. The couple has committed $3 million to establish the Robert and Kathleen Hansen Endowed Scholarship for Study Abroad.

Emergency Scholarship Assistance

Andy Nunemaker ‘91 has established an endowed fund to assist students faced with emergency situations so severe that it threatens their Valpo academic careers. He has committed $500,000 for the Andy Nunemaker Emergency Scholarship Assistance Fund and to support the Valpo Fund.

Director for Institute for Leadership and Service

Peter ‘65, ‘70 M.A. and Bonnie Thalacker ‘70 Raquet have committed $3 million to establish the Endowed Director’s Chair for the Institute for Leadership and Service. The endowment will provide a permanent source of support for the Institute’s programs that prepare students for lives of leadership and service.

Unrestricted Endowment and Scholarship

Marian Schaper ‘72 Moon and the Rev. Anthony Moon have committed $1.25 million to support Valpo’s unrestricted endowment ($1 million) and to establish the Marian J. and Anthony B. Moon Endowed Scholarship Fund ($250,000).

Unrestricted Endowment

Judy McNabney ‘71 Dutton and John Dutton ‘70 have committed $1 million to support the University’s unrestricted endowment fund. Unrestricted funds provide Valpo leadership with the flexibility to address the most immediate needs.

Wounded Veterans Scholarship

Ron Zech ’65 and the late Gisela Gerber ’66 Zech have committed $1.5 million to established an endowed scholarship fund for wounded veterans and their family members.