Vice Provost Offers Challenge Match for Rossell Scholarship Endowment

Posted: September 7, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Linda Schwartzstein, vice president for enrollment services and vice provost for academic affairs, has offered to match the next $5,000 in contributions to the David W. Rossell Scholarship Endowment in the hope that others will be inspired to contribute.

The endowment is named for the associate provost for personnel and budget, who retired Aug. 1 after serving the university for 23 years. He died Aug. 10. Rossell was Schwartzstein’s colleague for 10 years.

Funds raised through the annual Prince William Golf Classic auction and other generous individual contributions have already brought the endowment fund up to around $10,000, according to Kathleen Kehoe, associate director of University Development. The endowment was established to provide a scholarship for a graduate student pursuing a degree in the Higher Education Program. When the fund reaches $25,000, a scholarship can be awarded.

“We all miss Dave, and when the provost [Peter Stearns] established the scholarship fund I could think of no better way to honor Dave’s legacy than to help support a student in the higher education administration program,” says Schwartzstein. “I hope others will join me and those who have already contributed so that we can reach our goal and establish this ongoing tribute to Dave and his life’s work at Mason.”

Individuals who wish to contribute to the scholarship endowment may donate online by visiting the Supporting Mason web site. Indicate the Rossell endowment in the comment section. For more information on contributing, call Kehoe at 703-993-8740.

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