Giving to Western Illinois University
The generosity of our many constituents is the keystone of success for the University, its people, and its programs. The WIU Foundation Board of Directors thanks all individuals & businesses for their ongoing loyalty & outstanding support that continues to have a very significant impact every day, on both of the Western Illinois University campuses.
Lumley Communication Scholarship
Spectrum Brands CEO Dave Lumley has made a gift of stock valued at just over $100,000 to Western Illinois University to establish a scholarship in communication. Lumley graduated from WIU in 1976 with degree in a mass communications.
"Journalism teaches you how to organize your thoughts, to get to the key issues and to be specific," said Lumley. "It also teaches you how to communicate, the key attribute for successful leaders in business."