COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

Ways to Give

Thanks to the generous support of our loyal alumni, passionate friends, and committed industry partners, the College of Education continues to advance in meaningful ways that provides opportunity to the bright future leaders we serve, attracts and retains faculty seeking a place to inspire and flourish, and supports critical sustainability for our many transformative programs that have the potential to solve the grand challenges of our community, region and nation.

There are many ways you can offer your financial support for the College of Education, and all gifts – no matter the size – have an impact that will be felt and appreciated for generations.

  • Annual Giving – Commit to an annual donation to the Education Excellence fund. These unrestricted resources are necessary for College leadership to remain nimble and capitalize on opportunities as they arise.
  • Major Gifts – If your philanthropic priorities and passions align with the mission and strategic priorities of the College (included below), we can ensure your gift makes a profound impact today and tomorrow. Endowed and non-endowed options are limitless for student scholarships, professorships and faculty support, and programmatic sustainability.
  • Planned Giving – Legacies area honored in the College of Education through planned gifts. This is one of the most touching ways to “pay it forward” for the gift of education, and we celebrate those who make this important family decision.
  • Corporate Support – Many organizations embrace the generosity of their employees by providing a company match. Please help us leverage your gifts by assisting with this process.  In-kind donations are also a great way to include your company or organization in our mission.
  • Crowdfunding – There are many exciting projects seeking support in the College and across the University! Visit the Bullmarket to see what is new and join others across the globe doing the same.

There are many ways to make a gift to the College of Education.  You can use a credit card to make a gift online, set up an automatic draft to your bank account, match your gift through your employer, transfer a gift of stock or securities, or make a deferred gift or multi-year pledge.  The College of Education’s Office of Advancement is happy to assist with this process and provide guidance.  Emily Kabbes, Director of Development, can be reached by phone at 318.257.2296 or email at emily@latechalumni.org.

Invest in the College of Education and in our future

There are so many ways to get involved either personally, with your organization, or with your employer to support our students and the College of Education.

  • Recruit College of Education students
  • Sponsor an event: student recruitment events, send-off gatherings, alumni events, etc.
  • Share your story! Spend some time on campus and speak to classes about your experience in the industry, real-world classroom, etc.
  • Make an in-kind donation

Your Gifts at Work

  1. Doug and Sandra Boulware SciTec Classroom
  2. Pipes Foundation
  3. Patricia Brown Cochran Scholarship in Math Education – UTeachTech

Lincolns Back to Lincoln

At each of the four quarterly graduations, seniors are asked to participate in their first activity as alumni and make a donation to the College of Education through the “Lincolns Back to Lincoln” campaign.  Prior to the ceremony, students receive an envelope with a $5 donation underwritten by a generous alumnus.  Graduating seniors are then asked to consider donating the $5 gift back to the College as their first donation as a member of the Louisiana Tech Alumni Family.  This action makes them a donor to the institution and secures their place in the alumni database.  In some cases, these young alumni give above the $5 gift before walking across the stage to receive their diploma.  We are proud of their early appreciation of their Tech experience and their recognition of the importance of giving back to the College that gave them so much.

Funding Priorities

We are driven by our visionary leadership.

Dean’s Discretionary Fund

Annual support of the Dean’s Discretionary Fund provides a critical source of expendable capital that impacts every aspect of the College.  This fund allows the College to stay competitive, flexible and innovative by taking advantage of new opportunities that are able to provide an immediate impact on the lives of our students and faculty.

UTeachTech

UTeachTech is Louisiana Tech University’s pathway for STEM majors to receive a degree in their field of study while simultaneously earning a minor in education and certification to teach grades 6-12. This important initiative provides resolution for a regional and national shortage of workforce for the increasing demand of STEM-related jobs. Coupling Tech’s esteemed engineering and science degree programs with the College of Education’s exceptional teacher preparation department will result in more engaged and passionate STEM educators. Sustainability of UTeachTech comes in the form of STEM education scholarships, support for Master Teachers and Mentor Teachers, as well as important student programs such as professional development and internship opportunities.

Undergraduate Scholarships, Graduate Fellowships and Assistantships

Support for undergraduate scholarships enable deserving students to enroll and succeed in their chosen field without the financial burden on them or their families. These students are so grateful for the help and feel compelled to reach their full potential. Graduate Fellowships and Assistantships allow the College to recruit ambitious academics and support their research and contributions to the academic community, which in turn builds the College’s prominence and prestige both nationally and across the globe.

Faculty Support Through Endowed Professorships, Research, and Innovation

Our faculty add significant value to both our students’ educations and the institution as a whole through their leadership and academic pursuits.  Supporting faculty through endowed chairs and professorships attracts and retains their talent for our students and intellectual community to benefit from for generations.

Facilities and Technology

Given the nature of the  21st century workplace and our responsibility to ensure that our students are well prepared for those continuously evolving environments, our facilities, instructional environments, and technological resources need to evolve and align in a strategic and intentional manner. Gifts made to this area allow us to accommodate our growth and future programming and meet the ever-changing needs of our students, faculty and staff.  We prioritize flexible, multi-use facilities to encourage collaboration and increase efficiency in our teaching and learning practices.

We invite you to reflect on what the College of Education means to you and ask that you consider how you can make a real difference for our students and faculty. Please contact Dean Don Schillinger or Emily Kabbes for more information.

Dr. Don Schillinger
Dean of the College of Education and Chase Bank Endowed Professor of Education
dschill@latech.edu
318.257.3712

Emily Becker Kabbes
Director of Development
emily@latechalumni.org
318.257.2296