A Community That Empowers – Bequest
Jenni Hair VanArsdale '08
I decided to join the Legacy Circle because Lawrence continues to benefit me throughout my personal life and career; so it only makes sense for me to help Lawrence by paying it forward. Throughout my four years at Lawrence, I grew personally and academically through the strong scholastic environment and close relationships I built with friends, faculty and staff. Lawrence became my home, and the Lawrence community became my family.
One of Lawrence's greatest attributes is its sense of community. Inside the classroom, my professors and classmates engaged and challenged each other to promote broader thinking. Outside the classroom, my team mates, friends, and peers worked together to make our community a better place and to represent Lawrence to the best of our ability.
The most crucial aspect of being part of a community is helping one another and giving back. Without giving back, communities can't sustain themselves and are limited in empowering one another. That's why I joined the Legacy Circle. By including Lawrence in my will, I'm able to guarantee that I'm continuously doing my part for the community I love.
As a member of the Legacy Circle, I'm able to show my gratitude and pay it forward to make sure that the Lawrence community stays strong and that future Lawrentians have the opportunity to feel the same way.
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."