Why I Give — Fall 2020

“I attended KU because of its highly regarded chemistry department. I chose to fund the Richard Bearman Award because of his exceptional dedication to teaching physical chemistry. This yearly award will help future chemistry majors fund their further education.”
Stephen Glover, D.D.S., bachelor’s in chemistry 1972, Lenexa, Kan.
Gift to establish the Dr. Richard J. Bearman Chemistry Award 
 




“My classmates and I would poke fun at his double-knit leisure suits and ascots, but Lou Michel really knew his stuff. I would say that of all my professors at KU, he was probably the best. When students travel and see these works of art or significant architectural landmarks, they can still quote what Lou taught them, all these years later.”
Scott Davies, bachelor’s in architecture 1979, and Jeanette Davies, Hot Springs, Ark.
Gift to establish the Lou Michel Architecture Professorship in Design Theory
 




“I studied abroad as a KU junior and appreciated international students on campus because their presence offered me the diverse college experience I was looking for. Knowing my donation will provide an international student with some support during tough times makes me feel good. More importantly, my donation will, in a small way, support and strengthen a diverse student experience — one that benefits ALL students.
Brad K. Mazon, Ph.D., bachelor’s in political science and French 1986, West Seneca, N.Y.
Gift to the International Student Services Emergency fund
 




“If you had to pick five people as legends in the environmental engineering field, Ross McKinney would be one of them. The way he taught his students molded them. Many of his students went on to be environmental directors, CEOs and chief operating officers. At times, he was tough and opinionated. We would laugh and challenge him, but it was a good way to learn.” 
Murli Tolaney, bachelor’s in engineering 1969, master’s in engineering 1971, and 
Mona Tolaney, Arcadia, Calif. 
Gift to the Ross McKinney Professorship 
 




“I joined the KU School of Pharmacy in 1971 to teach and conduct research. I loved every minute of it, right up until I retired in May 2020. Through the Bob and Lois Hanzlik Fund for Medicinal Chemistry, Lois and I are helping to support the Medicinal Chemistry Department into the future and saying thank you for 49 wonderful years.”
Robert Hanzlik, Ph.D., professor emeritus of Medicinal Chemistry, and Lois Hanzlik, alumna 1981, Lawrence, Kan.
Gift to establish the Bob and Lois Hanzlik Fund for Medicinal Chemistry

 




“I saw what a difference education made in my mother’s life, and subsequently for me. She instilled in me the importance and value of a good education and hard work. Fortunately, I have been able to honor her at KU by establishing a scholarship in her name.” 
Steven Abele, master’s in mathematics 1994, Scottsdale, Ariz. 
Gift to establish the Vicki L. Abele Scholarship