gift announced at Alumni Awards Dinner
Excerpts from a presentation during the 2010 Alumni Awards
Mary Caldwell was a public relations professor in the School of
Journalism and Mass Communications from 1978 - 2000. At her retirement,
she was named Professor Emeritus. She died on August 29, 2009. In
life, Mary made a positive impact on her students and colleagues.
Her influence will continue in perpetuity to the school she loved,
thanks to a generous yet simple provision in her will to the J-school.
Mary's $600,000 gift is designated to supporting the advancement
faculty and student development.