As Spring quarter comes to a close and students prepare for graduation and summer activities, we pause to reflect on a wonderful year at SOU.

We are moving forward with positive momentum.
Students, faculty, and alums continue to raise the expectation of excellence that SOU is dedicated to.

I also want to take this time to thank all the donors who have made numerous gifts in support of scholarships, programs, and activities. Without you SOU would not be the institution it is today!

Thank you.


Chava Florendo
Annual Giving Coordinator
SOU Receives $1Million Dollar Grant from the Osher Foundation
The Bernard Osher Foundation of San Francisco has awarded the Southern Oregon University Foundation a $1 million dollar grant for reentry scholarships. It's the third million-dollar grant the Osher Foundation has made to SOU since 2009.
  "The Osher Foundation has been incredibly generous to SOU," says University President Mary Cullinan. "This scholarship support will transform lives for generations of reentry students. I am thrilled." Read More
School of Education and U of O Deliver Doctoral Program
Southern Oregon educators have a new opportunity to advance their careers without leaving the region.
   Faculty in the SOU School of Education will collaborate with the department of Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership in the College of Education at the University of Oregon to offer a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership (D.Ed.).Read More


In This Issue
Million Dollar Osher Foundation Grant
Education Doctoral Program
New Housing Complex
New Foundation Board Members
North Campus Village
The groundbreaking for the new environmentally sensitive residential village took place on April 27. Set to open in the fall of 2013, the residential and dining facilities will replace the half-century-old Cascade housing and dining complex and will be adjacent to the Greensprings Housing complex below Siskiyou Boulevard.
Read more and follow the progress.
SOU Foundation Welcomes Four New Board Members

Nancy Day, Bill Haden, Jared Rennie and Jeanne Taylor have joined the SOU Foundation Board of Directors.
  Nancy Day served previously on the Board and has a special interest in the Foundation's affiliates. She is the co-owner and operator of Roxy Ann Winery.

  Bill Haden is the Senior Vice President for Scott Valley Bank in Medford. He will be receiving his SOU diploma this year and will join his two sons as an SOU alum.

  SOU alum Jared Rennie is the owner and CEO of Noble Coffee Roasting. Jared is a passionate advocate for higher education. 

  Jeanne Taylor is an active Rogue Valley community member. She previously served on the SOU President's Advisory Board. SOU awarded Jeanne and Jerry Taylor the President's Medal for 2011.
  These dynamic individuals will bring unique perspectives and a welcomed passion for higher education and Southern Oregon University. 


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