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The Western Difference and STEM Scholarships

When Fritz and Elaine Culver met as graduate students at Washington State University, it was clear to Elaine that Fritz had a unique undergraduate experience at Western.

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The Perry Anderson Citizenship Award

Local Fundraising Efforts for the Music Department As the Spring 2023 band concert began to wrap up, Dr. Brett Keating, director of bands, announced the […]

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The Ripple Effect: How Large Donations Reshape Western

When Jeff and Karen Holway (’75) came forward with the vision and the first significant gift to set the Mountaineer Bowl renovation project in motion, […]

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Shattering the Glass Ceiling

Patti Locke didn’t always have it easy. Growing up in a small agricultural community on Redlands Mesa in Western Colorado, everyone was expected to do hard things.

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Butch Clark and the Origins of the Coldharbour Institute

By most standards, Butch Clark is a big guy. Although he has an exceedingly gentle demeanor, with a frame well over six feet tall, broad shoulders, and a powerful, deep voice, he’s someone who rarely goes unnoticed in a room.

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Mountain Sports Scholarship Fund: Bringing Outdoor Athletes to New Heights

Many students attend Western Colorado University not only to receive a high-quality education but also to experience all that the Gunnison Valley has to offer. […]

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