UIU administrator Linda Haines passed away last May, shortly after this photo was taken during the Staff Recognition Banquet when she was honored for 15 years of service by Upper Iowa University President Alan G. Walker. UIU has created an endowed scholarship in her memory.
FAYETTE, Iowa (February 9, 2012) - Upper Iowa University has created an endowed scholarship to honor a long-time employee who passed away suddenly in May 2011. The Linda Haines Endowed Scholarship will benefit students in the University's Academic Extension learning experience, who are generally non-traditional students often pursuing a degree while balancing a job and a family.
The Linda Haines Endowed Scholarship was made possible by a lead gift of $22,750 from President Alan G. Walker and First Lady Debra Walker in support of the Haines Scholarship and UIU's capital campaign, Transforming UIU. The balance of the scholarship endowment was donated by 37 UIU faculty and staff members.
"Linda Haines was committed to academic quality and to ensuring opportunities to earn a degree for all students, but especially for students who studied through our academic centers and distance education programs," said President Walker. "This scholarship is a tribute to her leadership and legacy to UIU students."
"I would like to personally thank the Walker family and all the faculty and staff who contributed to ensure that Linda's name is remembered in a way that fits her commitment to the success of UIU students in Academic Extension," said Wendell Snodgrass, UIU vice president for advancement, development and alumni relations. "This leadership for Transforming UIU, the University's first-ever comprehensive capital campaign, is exemplary."
"It is my honor and privilege to announce this scholarship as another significant milestone in the transformation of UIU into a global and ascending university," Walker added. "It truly is a proud day to be a peacock."
Haines joined the UIU staff in 1996 as associate director of the Milwaukee Area Centers and was named director of the Milwaukee Center in 1997. She was promoted to dean of what was then the UIU Extended University in 2000 and was named the University's associate vice president for Academic Extension in 2009. Before joining UIU, she was assistant professor at Ottawa University in Milwaukee. She also had served as state director of the Wisconsin Future Problem Solving Program and been a lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha, University of Wisconsin (Milwaukee, Parkside and Fox Valley), a visiting assistant professor at Marquette University, Milwaukee, and an adjunct faculty member at both Marquette and UW-Parkside. After graduating with her bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Haines earned both her master's degree and a doctorate in anthropology at The Ohio State University.
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