SLIS Memorial Scholarship Endowed Fund

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"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us
What we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal"

                                      Albert Pike


Texas Woman’s University School of Library and Information Studies is pleased to announce the establishment of the SLIS Memorial Scholarship Endowed Fund.

The fund was initially established to honor the memory of Tara Morgan McDowell, the beloved daughter of Dr. Carol Perryman, a SLIS faculty member. Tara died at the age of 38 in May, 2015 of metastatic triple-negative breast cancer. Born at Ft. Hood, Texas, Tara lived in Washington, Germany, Illinois, Kansas, and Oregon. She loved reading, bad horror movies, philosophical debates, high heels, and gourmet cooking. Ultimately, she was a strong and intelligent woman who fought tough circumstances in her life. Nothing was easy for her. She never went to college.  At the end, time was too short for her to see the ocean once again, or to attend the wedding of a friend. But right to the end, she valued and supported those around her, and she left her love with those who knew her as a unique and spirited person.

It is fitting to honor her memory by helping others to fulfill their dreams. Because of this, the Fund has been expanded beyond this single but important purpose to offer a way for TWU School of Library & Information Studies faculty, staff, students, as well as family and friends and the extended TWU community, to honor their own memories by helping others.

Donations to the TWU SLIS Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund are welcome and appreciated and may be made online through the TWU Foundation. When making a gift online, please choose "Other" for the gift designation and enter “Library and Information Studies Memorial Scholarship Endowment.”

Gifts by check may be made payable to "TWU Foundation" with "Library and Information Studies Memorial Scholarship Endowment" in the memo line and mailed to:

University Advancement
1605 N. Bell Ave.
Denton, TX  76204

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