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Your gift to Oakland University's business school impacts students, the local economy and the university in ways you may never have imagined. You might find it even impacts your own life in new and enriching ways. Read the stories below to learn about lives transformed through giving:
We are extremely grateful for the generous support of the many individuals and corporations supporting the School of Business Administration at Oakland University.
The business school is dedicated to creating a dynamic intellectual and social environment for our next generation of business leaders. Through partnerships with alumni, friends and various businesses, we are creating an outstanding global curriculum, recruiting and retaining expert faculty and providing student scholarships, learning opportunities that are second to none. Our priorities include:
- Need and merit based student scholarships
- Faculty fellowships
- Undergraduate and graduate program needs, such as ACHIEVE and SCHOLARS
- International exchange and travel
Scholarship recipient forging new path
The oldest of four children, William Gross, junior, finance major, is the first member of his immediate family to attend college. He was encouraged from an early age, even though his parents did not attend college themselves.
“I know that is it important that I am successful here at Oakland University. My brothers and sister at home are watching what I am doing,” William says. “I understand and know that it is an honor to be the first in my family to be attending college.”
He earned the School of Business Administration Tower Scholarship, which is making his journey through college a little easier.
“I was excited to meet Professor Tower,” William adds. “I didn’t realize he has this scholarship for more than one student. That is a great commitment on his part and those that support the scholarship in his honor.”
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