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Making a Planned Gift Starts With Remembering Your Roots

Charlotte GardnerCharlotte Gardner probably would tell us that as a theatre-loving English major at MTSC a few decades ago, she never could have imagined the life she’s enjoyed. When asked why she chose to give to MTSU, Charlotte thought only a second and said, “Well, you have to remember your roots, and your educational roots are some of the most important.”
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The Power of One

Mary Belle GianniMary Belle Ginanni spent more than 35 years as a faculty member at Middle Tennessee State University and saw firsthand how scholarships change the lives of her students, many of whom are first-generation college students. That's why she decided to use her life insurance policy to create a planned gift and fund a future scholarship for deserving MTSU students.
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Dr. Young's Gift Benefits MTSU Vocal Performance Program

Dr Young smilingMy love for music started when I was a young child. My father was a minister and choral director at our church. I remember watching him in amazement on Sundays as he sang and directed the choir and I hoped one day to sing as well as he did. Music continued to influence my childhood.
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Supporting MTSU Takes More Than Words

Murray smilingWe are all teachers in one way or another. My family recently lost our mother, who was a teacher for over 30 years. Her greatest gifts to us, as well as to her students, were those lessons she taught not only by words but by actions. It's almost impossible to measure how much we learned from her.
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The Perfect Match

Gayle and Dwayne smilingGayle Duke '65 helped Neil Armstrong reach the moon. Now her love for MTSU will help generations of students who will study in the new Science Building reach for the stars.
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Days in the Sun

Jackie Johnson newsIn cities and towns all across America, meteorologists are local celebrities. That holds true even in Hollywood, the land of stars, where one Middle Tennessee State University graduate is making her mark.
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The Noble Nurse

Margaret visiting Dean TerryMargaret Hall is not one to dawdle. After graduating with a degree in biology from MTSU in 1972 and the nuclear medicine program at Vanderbilt University the following year, Hall went straight to work for HCA-owned Coliseum Medical Center in Macon, Georgia.
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Scholarship Makes MTSU Possible for Giovanna Gomez

Giovanna Gomez smilingGiovanna Gomez is just one of many students whose MTSU experience is being made possible by private scholarships. A social work major, she was able to return to MTSU to complete her degree thanks to the Bernard Osher Scholarship.
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MTSU fundraising nets almost $14 million in 2012-13 Second-Best Year Ever Helps MTSU Reach 85 Percent of Centennial Campaign

Buchanan celebrationMiddle Tennessee State University recorded its second-largest fundraising total in its history during the 2012-13 fiscal year, bringing in almost $14 million in gifts from more than 9,000 donors.
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MTSU Honors Donors at 1911 Society Luncheon

Centennial Campaign logoMTSU held the inaugural 1911 Society luncheon recently to recognize those community members who have made financial commitments to the university for the long term.
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Coming Into Focus: Donation Gives MTSU's Photography Collection a New Home

Middle Tennessee LogoA $100,000 donation by retired MTSU photography professor and Murfreesboro resident Harold Baldwin will support plans to develop a new photography gallery in the John Bragg Mass Communications Building.
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Former NFL Coach Fulfills His Dreams

Ken Shipp smilingWhen he died in March 2012, Ken Shipp, a 1947 Middle Tennessee State University graduate and legendary NFL football coach, was perhaps best known for his love of Blue Raider athletics.
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Those Who Can, Teach: A New Scholarship Program Helps Fund Future STEM Teachers

Middle Tennessee LogoBiology major Eboni Eaton, a junior from Covington, Tenn., came from a family of teachers. She decided early in her college career not to follow in their footsteps.
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Why I Give: An Alumnus Reflects on MTSU

Charlotte and Newton smilingRecently, Charlotte and I spent some time reflecting on the early part of our lives. We began to realize, once again, that we have been blessed in many ways by our family, church, friends and many other people. Through it all, MTSU has been very much present in many of these blessings.
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MTSU Student Benefits from Roddy's Generosity

Christine smilingChristine O'Brien Roddy had a lifelong love of teaching and learning. She so valued the educational process and its impact on people's lives that she made a provision in her estate plans to establish the Roddy Memorial Endowed Scholarship at MTSU in the Department of Human Sciences.
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Reasons for Giving: Building Upon Personal Ties

Mary and Dave smilingDave and Mary Elizabeth Thomas didn't attend Middle Tennessee State University and neither did any of their family. So one might wonder what inspired them to designate a portion of their estate to benefit the future of MTSU's College of Mass Communication.
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