With sincere gratitudee
to all of our donors who generously give to the students, faculty, and programs of Eastern Michigan University. The next generation of achievers and, ultimately, the architects of the future rely upon you. Whether your support comes in the form of writing a check, volunteering on a board, or sharing information with potential students and donorsâ€” it matters. To see the grateful look on the face of a scholarship recipient, to observe the satisfaction of a student who works side-by-side with a professor on a project, to take in a panoramic view of campus with new facilities and vibrant student lifeâ€” that is impact. Through your support, you participate in each and every one of these experiences. Tonight, we honor and celebrate you, our donors.
Dr. Susan Martin President
Vice President for Advancement Executive Director, EMU Foundation
EMU BOARD OF REGENTS Francine Parker, Chair Mike Morris, Vice Chair Floyd Clack Beth Fitzsimmons, Ph.D Michael Hawks James F. Stapleton Mary Treder Lang, CPA, CGMA James Webb
EMU FOUNDATION BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Ron Reed, Chair Dale Heydlauff, Vice Chair Maureen Thomas*, Past Chair Joe Chrzanowski, Treasurer Brenda Alten James Applegate* Daniel Arbour* John Bodary William Brickley John Burkhardt* Ronald Campbell* James Cameron George Cogar Melonie Colaianne* Darrell Cooper* James Greene* Thomas Gwaltney Vickie Hall Freman Hendrix*
Earle Higgins Robert Holman* Edwin Jakeway* Robert Johnston* Abe Karam Lee Lien* Molly Luempert-Coy David Mamuscia Susan Martin Courtney McAnuff* Daniel McClory Jeanne Merlanti Kathy Merrill* William Morris* Michael Morris* Dara Munson R. Matthew Norfleet Sandy Norton Ann O'Beay*
Marilyn Opdyke* Sherwin Prior Harold "Bud" Schimmelpfenneg* Greg Sheldon Ingrid Sheldon Laurence Smith* Anthony Snoddy* Edward Surovell Jaclynn Tracy Stewart Tubbs* Evelyn Tucker Larry Warren * James Webb* Judith Wollack Katrina VanderWoude * Emeritus
PROGRAM Cocktails Welcome Served Dinner Presidential Awards for Advancement Presentation Desserts and Mingling A special thank you to tonight's guest presenters:
Jeffrey Bernstein is professor of political science at EMU, where he has been on the faculty since 1997. His research focuses on issues of teaching and learning in political science, and in the academy more generally. On his best days, he gets to listen to a New York Mets game, juggle flaming torches, spend time with his family and friends, and work with some extraordinary EMU students. Marney Buss is the Director of Residence Life, and has been a proud staff member since 2010, relocating from upstate New York. In her time at Eastern, Marney has come to enjoy her fellow colleagues and rich diversity among the student body. Outside of the office she spoils her pets, spends time with loved ones and makes the most of life. Latipha Cross has hit the ground running since coming to EMU in the fall of 2012. The talented freshman is already making an impact for the EMU Women's Track and Field squad, helping the Eagles to a runner-up finish at the 2013 Indoor Mid-American Conference Championship with a bronze medal in the 400-meter dash and a silver medal as a member of the 4x400-meter relay team. She is a social work major.
TONIGHTâ€™S HONOREES The Presidential Awards for Advancement recognize individuals and organizations that advance Eastern Michigan University through philanthropy and strategic investment. The awards honor donors, faculty, staff, and friends of EMU who have substantially contributed to the preservation and growth of university resources. Recipients are chosen by senior leadership of EMU. Presidential Award for Advancing Philanthropy Dr. William E. Fennel The late Paul Tucker, Jr. and Evelyn V. Tucker Presidential Award for Faculty and Staff Leadership in Advancement Dr. Bert I. Greene Presidential Award for Community Partnership LiveYpsi Forgivable Loan Program City of Ypsilanti Washtenaw County
The Honorable Paul Schreiber Teresa Gillotti
DTE Energy Foundation Paul Ganz
The Honorable Verna McDaniel The Honorable Felicia Brabec The Honorable Ronnie Peterson The Honorable Rolland Sizemore, Jr.
Eastern Leaders Group Robert Tetens Anthony Vanderworp Melissa Milton-Pung
DR. WILLIAM E. FENNEL Presidential Award for Advancing Philanthropy
Dr. William E. Fennel’s infectious love for biology and spirited teaching have drawn students to his classroom for decades. Now at 90, he continues to make regular treks to campus to visit and advise with faculty, students, and former colleagues. After his retirement in 1993, Dr. Fennel, now emeritus faculty, continued to teach several classes, volunteered his time on the College of Arts and Sciences Resource Development Board, and remains a strong supporter of arts and sciences, athletics, WEMU and the Undergraduate Symposium. Dr. Fennel was a significant contributor to the Kresge Science Equipment Initiative Endowment, a project that raised $1.5 million to support science equipment maintenance at EMU. He was honored (and surprised) with a generously funded endowment in his name established by his former student, Dr. Mark Sadzikowski, in support of the Kresge Science Initiative. Widely known as “Doc Fennel,” Dr. William E. Fennel joined the EMU faculty in 1970. He taught introductory biology classes — likely teaching close to 20,000 students. Dr. Fennel was honored with EMU’s Outstanding Teaching Award and the Ronald Collins Distinguished Faculty Award in 1980, served as biology department head from 19881992, and was recognized in 2007 by the EMU Alumni Association with its highest award: the Dr. John W. Porter Distinguished Service Award.
THE LATE PAUL TUCKER, JR. & EVELYN V. TUCKER Presidential Award for Advancing Philanthropy
In 2001, Paul Tucker, Jr., and his wife, Evelyn, created the Paul Jr. and Evelyn Tucker Endowed Scholarship in the College of Business. The Tuckers were motivated to share with others what they had been given. Until his death in 2011, Paul made it a priority to mentor each of their scholarship recipients during their college years and to stay in touch with many of them after graduation. Out of love and respect for Paul, and with the genuineness that characterizes her, Evelyn carries on this tradition. Paul received an MBA from Eastern Michigan University in 1975. He retired in 2005 as chairman of the board and CEO of Tucker, Young, Jackson, Tull, Inc., the Detroit engineering firm he founded in 1984. He became a Deacon in 2010 under the pastorate of the Reverend Mark J. Lyons at Second Baptist Church in Ann Arbor. He served on the EMU Foundation Board of Trustees from 1999-2010 and received the EMU John W. Porter Distinguished Alumni Award in 2003 and the EMU Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award in 2008. Evelyn received a bachelor of science degree in medical technology from Lawrence Technological University in 1971 where she and Paul met as undergraduates. Evelyn retired in 1999 as senior scientist from Parke-Davis/Warner-Lambert Pharmaceutical Research Company in Ann Arbor. She currently volunteers at Second Baptist Church. She also serves on the EMU Foundation Board of Trustees. The couple's daughter and son, Kendrah Tucker Hardin (2001) and Kendall Dennard Tucker (2006), respectively, are both graduates of Eastern Michigan University.
DR. BERT I. GREENE Presidential Award for Faculty and Staff Leadership in Advancement
Dr. Bert I. Greene has faithfully supported Eastern Michigan University as a student, alumnus, teacher, and professor emeritus for the past 62 years. He and his wife, Phyllis, established the Bert Greene Endowment Fund in 2004 to provide annual support to selected EMU students and programs. Over the years, Dr. Greene has contributed to multiple EMU funds and causes including education, athletics, Honors College, music, drama, WEMU and the Undergraduate Symposium. He served on the EMU College of Education Resource Development Board, the Athletic Club Board, and currently chairs the Emeritus Faculty Executive Board. He is also a member of the EMU College of Education Hall of Fame. A long-time faculty member at EMU in Teacher Education, Dr. Greene graduated from Michigan State Normal College in 1955. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1961 and joined the EMU faculty in 1963. Dr. Greene has been instrumental in enhancing learning technologies at EMU by being one of the first professors in the College of Education’s department of educational technology and helping to establish and secure funding for the Bonisteel Computer Lab at the College of Education. Dr. Greene and his wife have three daughters and a son; Dr. Brenda Greene (Asst. Prof. Emory University, Atlanta, Ga.), Chris Way (BS, MSU), Carolyn Manchester, RN (EMU, BS ’01), and Alison Way (EMU, BS ‘97).
CITY OF YPSILANTI Represented by: The Honorable Paul Schreiber, Mayor Teresa Gillotti, City Planner
LIVEYPSI FORGIVABLE LOAN PROGRAM Presidential Award for Community Partnership
EMU and city staff uncovered 15-year-old files about the LiveYpsi idea after hearing about other institutions that had developed similar programs. It was a simple plan: provide a benefit to EMU employees that enables them to walk or bike to work and, and at the same time, absorb some for-sale property in nearby city neighborhoods. The net result would strengthen the connections between campus and the city. Eastern Michigan University, Washtenaw Countyâ€™s Eastern Leaders Group, and DTE Energy Foundation decided to pilot the project in 2012. EMU awarded $7,500 to faculty and staff who agreed to purchase a one or two bedroom home in the City of Ypsilanti and live in it for 5 years before reselling. Experiencing success, Year 2 was recently funded by EMU and the Eastern Leaders Group. The partnership anticipates supporting additional EMU faculty and staff in maintaining the tradition of living, working, and recreating in Ypsilanti.
DTE ENERGY FOUNDATION Represented by: Paul Ganz, Regional Manager, DTE Energy
LIVEYPSI FORGIVABLE LOAN PROGRAM Presidential Award for Community Partnership
"I first heard about the concept of the LiveYpsi initiative during a board meeting of the Eastern (Washtenaw County) Leaders Group at the SPARK office on Michigan Avenue. Without hesitation, I thought it was a great idea and immediately brought it to the attention of the DTE management team and the DTE Foundation. They obviously concurred. I see this as a very key piece in Ypsilanti's resurgence and revival. LiveYpsi, supported by EMU, Washtenaw County, and the state's premier combined utility will benefit university employees and attract talented new workers to town. I hope other companies soon will contribute to this winning program as well." - Paul Ganz
Represented by: The Honorable Verna McDaniel, Washtenaw County Administrator The Honorable Felicia Brabec, Washtenaw County Commissioner The Honorable Ronnie Peterson, Washtenaw County Commissioner The Honorable Rolland Sizemore, Jr., Washtenaw County Commissioner LIVEYPSI FORGIVABLE LOAN PROGRAM
Presidential Award for Community Partnership
"Washtenaw County has placed a priority on community and economic development work throughout our region, as demonstrated in this case by our ongoing support of the Eastern Leaders Group through the Office of Community & Economic Development. The LiveYpsi Program epitomizes the value of our strategy to create partnerships between public institutions and private investment to accomplish our shared goals. We are proud to be honored with this award. " - Verna McDaniel
EASTERN LEADERS GROUP
Represented by: Robert Tetens, Co-chair, Eastern Leaders Group and Director, Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Department Anthony Vanderworp, Eastern Leaders Group Executive Director and Washtenaw County Office of Community & Economic Development Melissa Milton-Pung, Eastern Leaders Group Project Manager and Washtenaw County Office of Community & Economic Development LIVEYPSI FORGIVABLE LOAN PROGRAM
Presidential Award for Community Partnership
"The purpose of the LiveYpsi Program is to provide incentives for Eastern Michigan University faculty and staff to purchase homes in the City of Ypsilanti, thereby helping to revitalize the area. The Eastern Leaders Group is thrilled to be recognized for our part in fostering this program, which fulfills our core mission of collaborating to meet the immediate and long-term economic and quality of life needs of Eastern Washtenaw County. " - Robert Tetens
DTE presents a check of $30,000 for the LiveYpsi program June 1 at the EMU Foundation. From left to right are: Bob Tetens, Director of Parks and Recreation, Washtenaw County, Cochair, Eastern Leaders Group; Mary Jo Callan, Director of Community and Economic Development, Washtenaw County; Paul Schreiber: Mayor, City of Ypsilanti; Paul Ganz, Regional Manager, DTE; Tom Stevick, EMU Vice President for Advancement and Executive Director of the EMU Foundation; Leigh Greden, EMU Executive Director of Governmental and Community Relations, co-chair, Eastern Leaders Group; Teresa Gillotti, City Planner, City of Ypsilanti.
A special thank you
to all who joined us for this special evening to perform and share their Eastern experiences with our donors. We are grateful to: Lydia Seale, an EMU sophomore studying public relations and marketing, an EMU Presidential Scholar, and a recording artist. Her debut album, 13:13, was released in January 2013. Select outstanding students from Academic Programs Abroad, Electronic Engineering 379 Robotics Class, EMU Varsity Baseball, Special Education Visual Impairment Program, and VISION Alternative Break, with sincere appreciation to their advisors.