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Students share appreciation at luncheon honoring David Handleman
On Friday, January 27, OU President Gary Russi, Provost Virinder Moudgil, Vice President Susan Davies Goepp and 15 students who received the David and Marion Handleman scholarship gathered in Meadow Brook Hall to celebrate the Handleman family’s generosity and thank them for their commitment to scholarship support.
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Planned gift helps ensure Oakland’s continued success
Alumni should help the school that gave them the tools to be successful,” John Mills, CAS ’72, explains quite simply. It’s a belief that has taken him from serving as president of the Oakland University Alumni Association to director of the OU Foundation.
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Donor supports students who will impact community
Longtime OU supporter and friend Barry Klein, CAS ’68, has been generous to Oakland over the years, volunteering his time, endowing a Chair in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and creating scholarship funds. He established the George R. and Helen Klein Memorial Scholarship, named to honor the memory of his parents, to support graduate students in substance abuse counseling in the School of Education and Human Services.
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AAUW helps enhance opportunities for non-traditional students at OU
From its inception, the American Association of University Women (AAUW)-Farmington Branch has been devoted to helping students achieve success. Now, thanks to a longtime member, the branch is creating a new opportunity for students returning to complete their undergraduate degrees at Oakland University.
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Former dean remains committed to promoting graduate studies
G. Philip Johnson has a long history of service to Oakland University and an abiding belief in the importance of graduate education. He came to Oakland in 1965 as professor and chair of the Department of Mathematics, and later served as the first dean of the graduate school for 12 years.
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Memorial scholarship honors dedicated nurse
Long after graduating from the School of Nursing in 1982, Sharon (Desot) Goulette talked about the strength of Oakland University’s program in nursing and the excellent training she received here.
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Donors support students in and outside the classroom
Students who encounter difficult financial situations have a place to turn to help keep them in class. Over a decade ago, former OU trustee Jim Sharp and his wife Tessie Baltrip Sharp established an emergency loan fund to provide short-term financial assistance to students who otherwise would not be able to continue their education.
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A gift of beauty
Former dean of Oakland’s Kresge Library Suzanne Frankie has pledged $30,000 to the university for the creation of a garden at Katke-Cousins Golf Course. Frankie, who worked at Oakland between 1983 and 1998, plans to donate $15,000 this year and another $15,000 next year. She is making the gift in honor of her husband, Richard Frankie.
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