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Pawley gift provides leadership, inspiration
When it comes to supporting Oakland University, few have shown more commitment and generosity than Dennis Pawley. Since his days as Student #100 in Oakland’s charter class, Pawley has made the university a priority in his life.
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International Student Endowment opens up a world of opportunity
Hoping to give students the same exceptional experiences their children had while studying abroad during college, William Goldenberg, CAS ’70, and his wife, Enid Bienstock, created The William Goldenberg and Enid Bienstock International Student Endowment.
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Trustee gives gift of opportunity
The evidence is clear: Henry Baskin cares about people. And he cares about fairness, things that make him not only an exceptional attorney but also an exceptional friend of OU. Baskin recently made a $500,000 gift to OU to provide scholarships for children of single-parent families in financial need.
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Gift keeps researcher’s memory alive
Irene Kinsey Stare will never forget her late husband’s passion for helping others see. As a researcher and co-founder of Oakland University’s Eye Research Institute (ERI), V. Everett Kinsey brought the gift of vision to thousands of people throughout the world.
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Company lends a hand (and ear) to new research center
When it came to OU’s Advanced Center for Vibration Analysis, Noise and Acoustic Control Research, Prosig USA Inc. executives listened. The pioneering noise and vibration company recently came forward to assist the School of Engineering and Computer Science (SECS) in developing a new center for vibration, noise and acoustic research, offering data acquisition equipment and 16 software licenses for a high-end signal processing program, a gift totaling nearly $300,000.
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Making a difference today and tomorrow
Oakland University offers a suite of flexible giving methods to help alumni and friends connect with the university. Whether sharing time, talent or treasures, people can contact OU via the Web, through the mail, by telephone or in person.
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Charter faculty member leaves legacy of learning
When OU Philosophy Professor Richard Burke retires at the end of the 2004-05 academic year, an era will come to a close. The last active member of OU’s original faculty, Burke will leave behind an important legacy: a $500,000 endowment funding the Richard Burke Visiting Scholar in Religion, Philosophy and Society.
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Oakland close to family’s heart
Nothing can shake Bill and Diana Mitzelfeld’s enthusiasm for Oakland University. Although they now live in Florida, the long-time Rochester residents are still making a difference. The Mitzelfelds recently pledged $50,000 to the College of Arts and Sciences toward the establishment of a writing center at Oakland University.
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GM sheds light on noise, vibration analysis
A recent gift from General Motors is helping Oakland University take noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) studies from the abstract to the tangible.
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Devotion inspires AUFD support
Ask Ron Cramer why he supports Oakland University’s All-University Fund Drive (AUFD) each year, and he’ll say it’s his responsibility. The AUFD is an opportunity for faculty and staff to collectively support programs, from scholarships to technology to research and more.
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