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MTSU graduating seniors Kyle Gyenes (l) and Casey Shelby (r) speak with Development Director Kristin Wells during Senior Day in the Student Union ballroom.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE part of the team and MTSU. Coming to a larger school, double the size of where I have been, gives me twice the opportunity to make an impact for our students.

If I can help people leave a legacy at this University or give students a scholarship like the one they received when they were here, then I feel like I’m making a difference, too.

Working with CBHS is quite an honor. The College of Behavioral and Health Sciences covers the science of being human. Our departments range from Criminal Justice, including Homeland Security and Law Enforcement, to Health and Human Performance with concentrations like Athletic Training, Exercise Science, and Community and Public Health. We have excellent faculty working in our Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology lab. We have Child Development and Family Studies, Fashion Merchandising and Apparel Design, Interior Design, and Nutrition and Food Science. We also have Nursing, Psychology, and Social Work. All of these departments combine to make us human and treat the human spirit. If you support this college, you’re supporting the things that make us human.

Outcomes: I often hear people say that giving back to their alma mater is something only really wealthy people do with big donations. Is that your opinion?

Outcomes: How would you describe yourself, specifically as a development specialist? Wells: I have always considered myself a facilitator. We have needs on campus both for our students and for our departments. We also have wonderfully dedicated alumni and supporters out there who want to help. My job is to put these two together.

Wells: Every gift can make an impact, large or small. We have over 130,000 alumni at this University. Every single one can make an impact. Major gifts like endowed scholarships or endowed department funds start at $25,000, and those funds can be established over time and will be here in perpetuity. Those endowments can make a difference in the lives of students long after we are all gone. It will continue to support the things you love at this University. Whether you choose to make a gift today or plan for some time in the future, MTSU's CBHS welcomes many types of assets. There are easy ways to make gifts of cash, publicly traded securities, non-publicly traded assets, real estate, retirement plans, life insurance policies, and other possibilities. We want to help you support this college. Outcomes: Thanks, Kristin. Good luck. [Wells can be reached at 615-898-2417 or kristin.wells@mtsu.edu.] MTSU College of Behavioral and Health Sciences | 31 |

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