Jerry Wrenn Endowed Scholarship Update (2017)
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!"