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Chisms’ gift is major step toward KKG house

Stan and Karen Chism

Monmouth College alumna Karen Barrett Chism is an active member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, and served as president of the historic women’s fraternity founding chapter in 1964-65. She says the college and Kappa helped develop her leadership talents that led to several successful careers in teaching, biology research, computer programming and, finally, her current career of auditing clinical trials for new therapeutic drugs. Read More

Friend of MC and spouse make $7.5 million challenge gift

A stack of gift-wrapped money sits atop a Monmouth College tartan.

Monmouth College President Clarence R. Wyatt announced today that an anonymous friend of Monmouth College and her spouse have issued a challenge to all current, emeriti and former members of the college’s board of trustees to raise at least $2.5 million in cash pledges by December 31, 2015.
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Gundersens make $500,000 estate gift to Monmouth College

Robert and Joan Gundersen during a visit to campus in 2013.

Joan Rezner Gundersen of Oakmont, Pa., a 1968 Monmouth College graduate, and her husband, Robert, have made a $500,000 estate gift to the college.
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Estate gift provides more funding for Hatch Awards

A gift from the estate of 1957 Monmouth College graduate W. Jerome Hatch will result in larger awards for the college’s Hatch Awards for Excellence in Teaching. The estate gift will also enhance faculty development funds.
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MC dedicates Veterans Memorial Great Room

President Clarence Wyatt speaks to an overflow crowd in the Veterans Memorial Great Room. Above, the seals of the five military service branches are displayed, along with gold-trimmed United States and Illinois flags.

In listing the reasons why he requested that part of his $2 million gift to Monmouth College’s Center for Science and Business be used to create a Veterans Memorial Great Room, William Trubeck described a particularly poignant one. Read More