Help the School of Applied Sciences Grow

From studying social work or gerontology to nutrition and restorative justice, Applied Sciences students really all major in caring for others. When they graduate, they help foster social change to benefit families, the elderly, and those living on the margins, in turn creating healthier, more vibrant communities.

Three Ways to Support Applied Sciences

Nurture Strong Leadership

Endowed Chairs

Dedicated professors define the university’s academic reputation. The influence they wield is indisputable – and invaluable. The scholars who make up our faculty not only share their vast knowledge with our students, they also fuel a love of learning and expand understanding of the world. They ignite passion for public service. In short, they create leaders. An investment in our faculty is an investment in our students, and subsequently in our academic reputation. We aim to endow faculty chairs in all Applied Sciences departments, especially in Nutrition and Hospitality Management and the future Department of Applied Gerontology, bringing stellar professionals and innovators in the Applied Sciences fields to campus to engage with our students, faculty, and staff.

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Establish Roots

South Oxford Center Expansions

The School of Applied Sciences is growing in so many ways. We’re home to two of the largest undergraduate programs on campus in Criminal Justice and Exercise Science. We’re also graduating students into the workforce at an incredible pace. In the last academic year, we awarded 805 degrees, up 44 percent over the last six years. To accommodate this growth, many of our academic, administrative, clinical, and research units are moving into renovated facilities at the South Oxford Center (the old Baptist Memorial Hospital). While we are overjoyed to have these new spaces, these new facilities bring new costs into our operating budget. Your support could provide renovations, equipment, and furnishings for Applied Sciences spaces in the South Oxford Center.

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Reach New Heights

Research Travel Funding

The School of Applied Sciences offers professional preparation programs that integrate academic study, clinical training, creative research, service-learning and community outreach, leading to the development of leaders whose professional endeavors will improve health and well-being. Conducting research and attending conferences enables our students and faculty to stay current in their field of study, as well as produce work that often garners acclaim for the university. Funds are needed for faculty and students to travel to national and international conferences.

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