two million dollar gift is boosting the wildlife program at
and Helen Stephens gifted the college the money in memory of their
son, Doug. Doug was a graduate of UWSP in 1987. Doug died when he was
22. Educators say while Doug was leading a UW-Stevens Point research
team in search bear dens when he suddenly collapsed and died.
his family says there is no way to better honor his spirit than
through a gift to the university he loved.
money will fund the university's first endowed faculty position in
the wildlife management program.
will bring resources to what already is an outstanding, nationally
known program, shining even brighter. We'll have the resources
faculty members will need for research, for student research,"
said Chancellor Bernie Patterson.
says a nationwide search will begin to fill the
position. They're hoping to have someone in place in the fall.