Lawrence Made It Possible—Bequest
Lois Lammers McNamara '63
Lawrence made it possible for me to obtain a college education and I am very grateful. That in turn, made it possible for me to support us as my husband finished his education. My liberal arts education at Lawrence was also the basis for a satisfying career in teaching, first at the secondary level, and later, after earning a Master's degree, at a community college where I taught Humanities for 28 years. It is for this reason that I look forward to establishing a scholarship to assist future Lawrence students who have financial need.
Lawrence provides students with a liberal arts education, an appreciation for the arts and sciences, and the reasoning and writing skills that make it possible to apply those abilities to many different professions. These skills served me well in my teaching career.
I will be gratified to know that the money that my husband and I are able to leave Lawrence will be used to assist other young people who will appreciate and benefit from a Lawrence education-students like me, who would not, without financial aid, be able to take advantage of what Lawrence has to offer.
Shelby Harder, 2018
Dr. Irving Auld and Dorothy
Roher Auld Scholarship
"Many students take for granted what a university has to offer. However, I am thankful every single day for the opportunity to attend this prestigious school. At Lawrence, you have the ability to engage in Socratic debates about the world we live in at dinner, play recreational or NCAA sports, and talk one on one with brilliant professors. At Lawrence, you don't just 'learn' a subject, you are immersed in it. You dive into the liberal arts and these professors show you the beauty in it all, and how everything is tied together. I am a Biochemistry major with a soft spot for rocket science, philosophy, and evolution. Lawrence is my dream school, and it would have never been possible without the Dr. Irving Auld and Dorothy Roher Auld Scholarship. I am forever grateful for their generosity."