Teaching by Example
Stephanie E. Dew '89 had known for a long time that she wanted to be a college professor. Her parents were college professors and she excelled in school, so her career choice came naturally. Coming back to Centre to teach also came naturally. Since her doctorate from Vanderbilt was in biochemistry, Centre's BMB (biochemistry and molecular biology) program suited her interests perfectly.
"I knew I wanted to teach at a small college," she says, "but most small colleges don't support a BMB program. The fact that Centre offers BMB, a complex and expensive program, is a strong testament to Centre's commitment to the sciences."
In fact, one of Stephanie's favorite parts of teaching is hearing from former students who have gone on to medical or graduate school. "They feel so well prepared," she says. "When they see how much they are able to do compared to their peers from other institutions, they really value their Centre education."
Stephanie values it, too, so much so that she makes a generous gift to Centre every year-and she has also included Centre in her estate plans. She feels an obligation: "I came here on scholarships and I know some of my best students couldn't come here without scholarship aid. I know first hand that gifts to Centre make a real difference."
If you'd like to see how you can make a real difference in the lives of Centre students through your estate giving, please contact Jamey Leahey '92 or Jamey Leahey '92 at (859) 238-5224 or (859) 238-5224.
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