A Part of the Family – Bequest
Rick '83 and Lisa '84 Moser
We'd like to say that we were always committed supporters of the college — but couldn't reaffirm the Honor Code if we did. After graduating with a ton of student debt and no visible means of ever escaping it, the idea of giving more to the college seemed somewhere between remote and absurd. We wondered how Lawrence could be so clueless as to ask penniless new grads to give to it.
But time changes circumstances, perspective, and minds; and, after enough of it (and finally paying off those loans), we recognized that the real question is, how could we not give to Lawrence? The college is such a part of our own legacy that we've grown to feel a familial connection to, and responsibility for, it. We met at Lawrence. Two of our three children surprised us by choosing it, as well. Many of our closest and longest-lasting friendships were made at Lawrence. And the experiences we had there and things we learned — academically and otherwise — are integral and indelible to us both.
Lawrence will always be a part of us. Through the Legacy Circle we can always be part of it, in return.
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."