Dallas Baptist University presented a $1,750 donation to Mission Arlington. It represented two and half years of fund-raising by the DBU Coffeehouse through its mug wall. For a modest fee, students are allowed to hang a personal mug on a hook on the coffeehouse mug wall, along with a photo. From the beginning, the DBU Coffeehouse wanted to use the proceeds to benefit a charitable organization. “We know that Mission Arlington will use every dime to the glory of God. It’s just an honor to be a part of it in a small way,” said Cassie Ivey, DBU Coffeehouse manager.
Within a few weeks of its launch, the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor’s COVID-19 Student Relief Fund has raised $37,000. Now, two local companies are offering matching grants to help support students affected by the pandemic. Baird/Williams Construction and Beronio Wealth Planning Solutions committed to match donations to the fund, dollar for dollar, up to $20,000. “The need is great right now, so we have a unique opportunity to help our students,” said Tucker Glaske, senior director of Development at UMHB. “These matching gifts from Peter Beronio and Britt Williams infuse energy into this important cause by empowering donors, knowing their donations will go further and help more students.” For more information about the COVID-19 Student Relief Fund, click here.
Elyn Palmer has been named executive director and dean of Wayland Baptist University Lubbock, effective July 1. Palmer comes to Wayland from the University of the Southwest in Hobbs, N.M., where most recently she was dean of the College of Education. Her previous roles at the University of the Southwest include dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, faculty member, assistant registrar/academic advisor and director of public affairs. She holds a Ph.D. in higher education from Texas Tech University, along with a Master of Science in Education and a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of the Southwest. Palmer succeeds David Bishop, who is moving to Wayland’s Plainview campus to serve as vice president of external campuses.