WWU Celebrates Excellence in Thought During Online CommUnity Program

June 20, 2020 | Education | Kim Strobel

The Walla Walla University campus family gathered online on May 19, 2020, to celebrate student and faculty academic achievements and scholarships awarded for the 2020–21 academic year. John McVay, WWU president, led the celebration, which was attended via Zoom by students, faculty, staff, alumni and other friends of the university.

As a result of the generous contributions of WWU alumni and friends, $723,013.15 in scholarship funds were awarded to 632 WWU students through 213 scholarship funds for the 2020–21 academic year.

During the program, McVay interviewed faculty and students about academic projects and presentations on topics ranging from glass recycling to salsa gardens and from telling Bible stories in French in Chad to the impact of diet on neurotransmitter production.

You’re invited to watch the recorded program on YouTube and to browse the Awards Celebration booklet, which lists all scholarships awarded and the recipients of those scholarships. Access links to both resources at www.wallawalla.edu/awards.