Photo: Clad in specially designed senior class T-shirts, senior class officers spearhead efforts to grow the Off-Campus Education Endowed Fund. Assembling a mailing are (from left) Laura Grube (Fox Point, Wis.), Peter Bartanen (Tacoma, Wash.), Margaret Miles (Montpelier, Vt.), Nick Stuber (Oak Forest, Ill.), Will Robinson (Frankfort, Ky.), Nik Schuetz (Kansas City, Mo.), Matthew Aslesen (Vermillion, Minn.), and Ashley Vancil (Ripon, Wis.).
The Off-Campus Education Endowed Fund will support off-campus study, which includes both domestic and study abroad programs. More than 40 percent of this year’s graduating class has participated in an off-campus study experience. "We all know classmates whose education has been greatly enriched by these opportunities and we wanted to help keep that spirit going," says class gift co-chair Nik Schuetz'08.
“Our fellow seniors met this fund-raising challenge with incredible vigor,” adds Grube. “We are excited about leaving a legacy that will help students for years to come.” The fund will provide assistance to students who need help paying for expenses associated with off-campus experiences, including tuition not covered by the College, travel, and books.