Endowed Scholarships

Newly Funded Endowed Scholarships at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi and Del Mar College

AAUW Branch President Shirley Selz and Finance Officer Dr. Vickie Natale signed the Endowed Scholarship Agreement.

The Corpus Christi Branch of the American Association of University Women has enhanced its mission to advance educational opportunities and gender equity by establishing the American Association of University Women Endowed Scholarships at the Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi Foundation with an initial grant of $12,000, and at the Del Mar College Foundation with an initial grant of $10,000.

The presentations were made on August 30 and September 2, 2021, respectively.  Funds have been raised by AAUW Corpus Christi Branch volunteers through periodic book sales at the Anita & W.T. Neyland Public Library and through online book sales.  For many years, the AAUW Book Finders committee has diligently received, sorted, and categorized thousands of donated books to inspire readers of all ages to learn, expand their imaginations, and to support education.  The newly endowed scholarships will add to the AAUW Corpus Christi Branch’s current annual direct grants of scholarships to students at Del Mar College and Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi.

Standing: Jacquelyn Westbrook, TAMUCC Director of Development;  Dr. Diana Cardenas, AAUW Parliamentarian; Shirley Selz, AAUW Branch President; Dr. Vickie Natale, AAUW Finance Officer; Dr. Amy Aldridge Sanford, TAMUCC Associate Provost; Dottie Ewing, AAUW Vice President of Funds.  Seated: Book Finders Chair, Betty Maroney, wife of former University of Corpus Christi President (1969 – 1973), Dr. Kenneth A. Maroney.

Standing: Cheryl Sanders, Del Mar College Interim Associate Vice President for Student Affairs; Matthew Busby, DMC Director of Development; Shirley Selz, AAUW Branch President; Dr. Vickie Natale, AAUW Finance Officer; Dottie Ewing, AAUW Vice President of Funds; Susan Birchfield, AAUW Secretary. Seated: Betty Maroney, AAUW Chair of Book Finders.

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is a non-profit organization founded in 1881 by Marion Talbot, who became the Dean of the College of Women at the University of Chicago.  The AAUW Corpus Christi Branch was formed on December 9, 1927, with 10 charter members.  The Branch supports local educational endeavors and other philanthropic activities, with an emphasis on advancing gender equity.