Search Google Appliance


Profiles - Giving

Browse by category:

 

Browse by profile type:

Capps family gives back by supporting aspiring educators Capps family gives back by supporting aspiring educators
Gift
Alumni Profile: Casey Rice '94 Alumni Profile: Casey Rice '94
Alumnus
Peggy (Houston) Shivers (BS '59) Peggy (Houston) Shivers (BS '59)
Peggy graduated Portland State in 1959 with a degree in education. She had majored in music for two years singing soprano, however her parents urged her to get a teaching degree as “something to fall back on.” That had a lot to do with social conditions; it was only a year before she graduated that the first African American woman, Gloria Davy, sang at the Metropolitan Opera. During her time at Portland State, Peggy was the only African American in the music department.
Alumnus
A World of Cool: David and Janice Yaden A World of Cool: David and Janice Yaden
Coming from hardworking, blue collar, supportive but poor families, the Yadens both received scholarships during their time at Portland State and remained integral to their future successes. This year two undergraduate students in the College of Urban & Public Affairs will be the first recipients of the Yaden family endowed scholarship; their goal for this endowment is to help students from similar backgrounds. “It makes me really happy to think that someone like me whose father had maybe finished 8th Grade could get a university degree with a little financial help.” Janice says.
Alumnus
Graphic Design Drives Eyerly Scholar Graphic Design Drives Eyerly Scholar
A scholarship in honor of a fallen soldier fuels a rising design dynamo.
Gift
From Shower to Flush From Shower to Flush
Support from Judy '86 and Scott South helps PSU's Hydrology Lab evaluate, treat and recycle rainwater.
Gift
Campbell Professor: Doing the Best for Youth Campbell Professor: Doing the Best for Youth
It's a troubling fact that many youth in our society are at risk for homelessness, school dropout, substance abuse, teen pregnancy and delinquency. What can we do?
Gift
Nobel, Pulitzer Winner Was Library's First Donor Nobel, Pulitzer Winner Was Library's First Donor
What Nobel Laureate helped Portland State's library get started again after the disastrous Vanport flood of 1948?
Gift