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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

* UE Annual Fund Hits Landmark Goal of $1,000,000!

The University of Evansville has successfully concluded its 2013-14 annual fund campaign by achieving its goal of $1,000,000.  The University would like to thank all of the alumni, friends, parents, faculty, and staff of the University for their generosity.  The goal was surpassed on the last day of the fiscal year due to a challenge grant issued by the UE Alumni Association Board of Directors, which generated the gifts necessary to achieve this landmark goal for UE. 

Money raised for the annual fund will benefit UE students in the form of scholarships and financial aid. 


Upcoming Events

* TIAA-CREF Counseling Appointments

The TIAA-CREF representative will be on the UE campus on Wednesday, June 18, for individual counseling sessions. To schedule an appointment, call TIAA-CREF at 800-732-8353 or 317-706-6200. The sessions are held in the Clifford Rare Books Room of the University Libraries (room 158. If you have any questions, call Carol McCraney at 488-2943. 


Info You Should Know

* Legacy Gift of $164,650 from Edna Vinson

The Office of Development and Alumni Relations would like to share the most recent estate gift of $164,650 made possible by Edna Vinson. Edna received her Bachelors in Math Education from the University of Evansville (then known as Evansville College) in 1946. She was a teacher in the Evansville area for 38 years, teaching math at Bosse, North, and Harrison High Schools. Later in her career she was a math supervisor for grades K-12. She will be remembered as a wonderful and kind person; extremely thoughtful and intelligent; generous, cheerful, a great conversationalist, and the consummate teacher. Edna passed away at the age of 92 on March 13, 2014.

With the love she had for the University of Evansville and as a tribute to the education she received here, Edna made provisions in her estate plans to establish the Edna E. Vinson Scholarship. This endowed scholarship will be awarded to a sophomore, junior, or senior with first preference to an education major and second preference to a student majoring in mathematics. With this gift, Edna chose to leave her legacy at the University to help future generations of teachers.

* Reorganization in Development and Alumni Relations

As a result of the prioritization process, two full-time administrative positions (the assistant director of annual giving and the corporation and foundation officer) and one and a half administrative assistant positions (annual giving and stewardship and donor relations) were eliminated within Development and Alumni Relations. Therefore a reorganization occurred and became effective June 1.

Liz Riffert is assuming the role of the assistant director of alumni and parent relations for career development. Contact Liz at for projects related to UE Connect, other alumni volunteer programs and the alumni online community. 

* Nominations Now Being Taken for Alumni Association Awards

Each February at Founders Day, the Alumni Association presents four awards to individual alumni who’ve made great achievements in their careers and in service to others and UE. The Alumni Awards Committee of the UE Alumni Association Board of Directors is now seeking nominations for the following awards:

Distinguished Alumnus Award
Young Alumnus Award
Samuel Orr Honorary Alumnus Award
Edie Bates Volunteer Service Award

Find out more about these awards, view a list of past recipients and link to the nomination form, visit

Nomination deadline is August 25. 


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