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Seniors Alexis Cambridge, Varun Amin, and Lenora Davis at the 2016 FSP Banquet

THE GIFT

ANONYMOUS DONORS INVEST IN NEW STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER, FUTURE SCIENTIST PROGRAM

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An alumna from the Class of 1989 and her husband gave $25,000 to the LSMSA Foundation in support of two different programs at LSMSA. A Student Success Center will be created with $20,000, and the remaining $5,000 will be used to support the Future Scientist Program. The creation of a professionally staffed and centrally housed Student Success Center represents a tremendous opportunity for our living-learning community. Drawing from a collegiate model, LSMSA will be able to offer its students a more holistic academic support experience. The gift will seed the infrastructure needed to get the SSC on its feet with initial furniture, technology and supplies. The Future Scientist Program, directed by senior lecturer of chemistry and student research advisor Dr. Chris Hynes, is designed for students who desire to become professional scientists and engineers. For

more than 10 years, this program has provided a balance between academic and extracurricular science activities in a structured and carefully monitored environment. Science faculty mentor students and provide advice on appropriate curriculum paths, career opportunities and recommend specific activities that will help them grow in the selected area of interest. The $5,000 donation will offset the cost of the FSP banquet’s catering, FSP speaker fees, certificates and medals for students, and field trips for FSP members. “As part of our legacy planning, we are investing in LSMSA because it changes students’ lives by expanding their views of what is possible upon graduation,” said the donor and her husband, who requested anonymity. “This gift is an opportunity for us to enhance the experience for students and to support the school in a meaningful way.”

The Gift, Spring 2017 issue  

The Gift, Spring 2017 issue  

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