Over more than a decade, golfers and non-golfers have honored former dean, Dr. Jerry Wrenn (pictured in yellow), by playing a round to benefit undergraduate scholarships each August. What started out as friends golfing grew into an annual fundraiser for the School of Public Health raising over $100,000 over 13 years, which enabled the school to give approximately ten $1,000 undergraduate scholarships annually. "With the Wrenn Endowment now exceeding $100,000, and with the commitment from many devoted individuals to continue their gifts to the Wrenn scholarship fund, Dr. Wrenn agrees with staff that the original intent and goals of the tournament have been fulfilled," said Elly Brtva, Assistant Dean for Development. "The Wrenn Undergraduate Scholarships will be our signature undergraduate scholarship, raising money through individual gifts (major and planned) and direct mail/online avenues, but we will no longer host an annual golf tournament. Still, Dr. Wrenn has agreed to golf with anyone at his course!"
The School of Public Health wishes to thank everyone involved, including all the donors, Ralph and Gloria Friedgen, the Wrenn family, the students, faculty and staff who have given countless hours to the event over the years.
Photo: A Lineage of Deans (left to right): Robert S. Gold, founding dean of the School of Public Health (served 2002-2012), John Burt, dean of the College of Health and Human Performance from 1985-1998, Jerry P. Wrenn, dean of the College of Health and Human Performance from 1999-2002, and Jane E. Clark, dean of the School of Public Health (2012-2016). All four deans participated in the Wrenn Scholarship Golf Scramble over its 13 years.