Shannon Fayson’s Instagram handle is “dura.mater.”
For a while, the 2011 DePauw graduate described herself on Twitter as “ENT resident surgeon. Mother. … Nerd.” She recently swapped out a few descriptors for this: “Trailblazer. Health equity advocate.”
Jeffrey Jones was operating a corn auger, one of the chores expected of an 11-year-old boy on a Madison County, Indiana, dairy farm, when the huge, diesel-powered grinder swallowed his arm.
Sajel Tremblay Nuwamanya ’12 was a gung-ho laboratory scientist in the making when she came to DePauw University. And then her evolution began.
A Chicago lawyer-turned real estate developer, Greg Mutz ’67 credits his DePauw education with providing many of the skills, experiences and perspectives he used in becoming a successful leader.
“My senior year was an especially volatile time as most of us in the senior class thought and talked about what to do with the Vietnam War raging seemingly without end,” Mutz said. “The draft was expanding and deferments were shrinking. Like many in my class, I ended up drafted and went into the Army in August 1967, three months after graduating from DePauw.
Though Bill Kneeland ’71 and his wife Jane met each other in Los Angeles in the 1980s, both will be returning to alma maters in Indiana for their 50th college reunions in 2021, Jane to St. Mary’s in South Bend and Bill to DePauw. The 50th reunion is a milestone when many alumni think about their philanthropic giving to the university. Bill and Jane give to DePauw through charitable gift annuities, which allows them to make cash gifts to DePauw that the university invests. The Kneelands receive a payment on the interest generated from their gifts. And at their deaths, the principal will be available for the university to use as the Kneelands have specified in their gift agreement – for scholarships.
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