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Why We GiveKen Mietus and Chris Adamski-Mietus

Ken Mietus & Chris Adamski-Mietus

Graduate study in sociology was a critical element in the professional career development of both Ken and Chris. In acknowledgement of the value of their graduate studies at Western, they have established an endowment to provide scholarship assistance to outstanding graduate students in their pursuit of a master’s degree in sociology.

“We have been thinking for a long time about doing something,” said Chris. “It wasn’t until I served on the department’s fundraising committee that it occurred to me that Ken and I could establish a scholarship. We have been both students and faculty of the department, and we know from both perspectives that financial worries can interfere with graduate students’ concentration. Our hope is to be able to somewhat alleviate that particular worry.”

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Percent of faculty and staff giving

Faculty & Staff Campaign Update: As of May 7, 2013, we are 32% to our goal of 100% participation of faculty and staff giving.