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Pat and George Fosgate, professor emeritus of theatre arts

Pat and George Fosgate, professor emeritus of theatre arts. Gift created and supports the Fosgate Theatre Scholarship

How would you describe your connection to the University of Minnesota, Morris?
In terms of physical and educational connectivity, we spent 32 years at UMM...Being there from the early years, we have very strong feelings of pride and gratitude at having watched and assisted as UMM developed into the great institution it has become.

How does that connection inspire your giving?
We love learning about how our students are enjoying fulfilling lives and successful careers...This further inspires our commitment to giving, thus helping to pave the way for today’s students to achieve fulfilling lives and successful careers.

Morris students are... curious, committed, self-motivated, and fortunate.

Giving to scholarships means... paying back for the wonderful experiences (both educational and social) we have had being associated with the University of Minnesota, Morris and, in a way, paying back for financial assistance that we received during our early college years. Paying forward by assisting and encouraging students to work toward that which they will become.

By funding student scholarships, we impact... the ability of UMM to attract and retain the kind of students that it serves so well.

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