|Floral Amy||Carol Barrett|
|Robert W. Becker||Diana L. Bell|
|Judy Christian||Sidney Conn|
|Shirley Cox||Beth Rigel Daugherty|
|Petie Dodrill||Margaret Doone|
|Colleen Dunston-Carroll||Janice Eddey|
|William & Sonya Evans||Kathleen Fernandez|
|Donald Foster||Arthur B. Fulton|
|Robert & Jackie Gatti||Joanne Gillum|
|Coral Harris & Alan Goff||Carmenza Gutierrez|
|Ashley Hansen||Bruce & Cathie Hickin|
|Lynda Huey||Chris Kaiser|
|Donna Kerr||Tiffany Lipstreu|
|Barbara Martin||Colette Masterson|
|Gary & Barbara McKenzie||Bill & Harriet Merriman|
|Janie A. Miller||Karl & Marsha Niederer|
|Kusum Niraula||Hon. Dr. Alan & Carol Norris|
|Rebecca O'Neil||James R. Owens|
|Martha Owens||Vernon Pack|
|Charles Paule||Raymond Pocock|
|Alison Prindle||Miriam Ridinger|
|Carolyn Royer||Juanita Rusk|
|Betsy Salt||Jeffrey S. Sams|
|Mike Schor||Kevin Schwarz|
|Becky & Dick Smith||Nancy Jean Smith|
|Jessica Sykes||Lois Szudy|
|Margaret Trent||John & Kazuko Volkmar|
|Dr. James K. Wagner||Diana Westfall|
|Sarah Whybrew||Mary Lou Wiard|
|Robert Woodruff||Elmer "Bud" Yoest|
An Evening With Sam Quinones: Q&A Discussion moderated by Dr. Paul Eisenstein
October 28th, 7:30pm
The Friends of the Library had a special Q&A Discussion with Sam Quinones, author of 2020's Common Book Dreamland. The event took place via Zoom. Friends were invited to send any questions they had for Mr. Quinones over in advance. Though the Friends event was unable to take place in-person, due to COVID, they were still able to have their formal author photo reveal. Using photos and PowerPoint, they were able to show off the author photo before it was signed, and then after the signature had been added (via a signed sticker the author mailed to the University). Although it was very different from previous years, the Friends Common Book event was still a big success!
We did it, Friends! The Textbook Affordability Endowment has officially been funded!
The Textbook Affordability Endowment has been in development since 2017 and needed $25,000 in order to begin paying out roughly $1,000 a year for high-cost, high-usage text and course books. With pledges from donors, ongoing fundraising efforts, and continued donations from Friends like you, we reached this goal in only three years. We have had some incredibly generous donations over the years from many of our wonderful Friends, including Jane Horn, Robert Woodruff, Nancy J. Smith, Margie & Richard Doone, Kay Stroch, and Lois Szudy. The Office of Institutional Advancement at Otterbein University anticipates that the endowment will begin paying out starting in the fall of 2021, providing cost-relief to our students right at the beginning of the academic year.
While the endowment is now vested and will begin paying out funds each year, please keep this endowment in mind. Any additional donations to the endowment will grow the fund and allow for a greater annual release of funds, allowing for additional textbooks to be purchased. If you would like to donate, please visit the Friends website on textbook affordability for more information.
Thank you, Friends. You have truly made a difference in our students' lives.