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Seniors raises more than $25,600 for class gift

Alli Garwood and Amy Bousa, representatives of the senior class, present more than $25,600 in gifts and pledges to President David P. Roselle to help replace the century-old linden trees in front of Old College on the Newark campus that were destroyed by Hurricane Isabel last fall.

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4:38 p.m., May 29, 2004--At the University of Delaware’s 155th Commencement May 29, representatives of the senior class announced that they have collected more than $25,600 in gifts and pledges to help replace the century-old linden trees in front of Old College that were destroyed by Hurricane Isabel last fall.

The gift was announced by seniors Alli Garwood and Amy Bousa, who co-chaired the 2004 senior class gift committee.

Garwood said the committee’s original goal was $15,000 and that one of the goals of the campaign was to raise awareness about the importance of giving back to the University.

“We received gifts from parents, alumni and friends,” Garwood said, “however, I am proud to say that more than 50 percent of the support of this year’s gift came from members of our senior class. This is a significant indication of the pride that we show in the University of Delaware and our commitment toward its continued excellence.”

Bousa said the decision to commit the money to replacing the linden trees was decided on by a class poll and that the project also will include landscaping and other enhancements to the campus.

“It is evident that the senior class is thankful for all of the opportunities that the University of Delaware has given to them because, as of today, we have received nearly 1,000 donations for a total of gifts and pledges of $25,600. We would like to personally thank all of the members of the senior class, families, friends and alumni who paid tribute to the Class of 2004 through their gifts.”

In accepting the gift, UD President David P. Roselle said, “We are grateful for your demonstration of loyalty and, as our about-to-be newest alumni of the University of Delaware, you should feel very proud indeed.”

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