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OU receives $15 million gift
Oakland University has received a $15 million bequest – the largest single gift to the university in its history. The donation, given anonymously, will fund several programs, including a $4 million lead gift to support the Oakland University Beaumont School of Medicine deanship. It also is the first lead gift for the medical school.
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Pawley Alumni Leadership Challenge encourages others to follow their passion
Dennis (SEHS ’82) and Carlotta Pawley believe in giving back to the organizations and institutions that have supported their success. A graduate of the School of Education and Human Services (SEHS), Dennis Pawley credits Oakland University as being a significant factor in his lifetime of personal and career achievement – in turn, the Pawleys have a long history of support for the university.

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Kent donation to fund Judaic Studies travel
When Bernie and Nina Kent decided to make an endowed gift to Oakland University, they wanted their donation to make a difference in a new way.

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Endowments build for the future
Endowments are critical to Oakland University’s financial health and critical to the long-term growth and success of the institution.
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Endowed professorship in nursing established by Crittenton
Twenty four students will be able to enroll in an accelerated two-year bachelor of science in nursing program each fall, thanks to a $2 million endowed professorship in Oakland University’s School of Nursing. The professorship was created by Crittenton Hospital Medical Center Foundation.

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Community Foundation funds Adams Entrepreuneurial Scholar at OU INC
Business innovation…entrepreneurial drive…supportive resources…It’s a package that equals success in today’s business world, and it is the motivating factor behind Oakland University’s SmartZone Business INCubator. Thanks to the support of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, the program is another big step closer to achieving its goals.

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Donor has designs on helping others
Marjorie Simmons is committed to paying it forward. Thanks to a scholarship, she was able to attend college and forge a successful career as a businesswoman and managing principal in SHW Group, an architectural design firm in Berkley.

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DTE Energy gifts power SECS
The DTE Energy and the DTE Energy Foundation are powering Oakland University’s School of Engineering and Computer Science (SECS) with gifts to support research, student fellowships, programs and equipment.

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