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Largest Gift in WCU's History Endows Wells School of Music
To say that brothers James R. Wells '54 and Richard G. Wells '58 have a passion for music and a sincere interest in ensuring the success of students at West Chester University is an understatement. Both graduated from WCU with Bachelor degrees in Music Education, Jim in 1954 and Richard in 1958. Jim eventually became a tenured professor and the Director of the Incomparable Golden Rams Marching Band.

Pictured are John Villella, Vice President of University Affairs; Elizabeth J. (Noble) Wells '60; Richard G. Wells '58; President Chris Fiorentino; James R. Wells '54; and Chris Hanning, Dean of the Wells School of Music.


Teva Pharmaceuticals Donates Lab Equipment to WCU's Chemistry Department
It's back to basics in WCU's Chemistry Department. Thanks to Associate Chemistry Professor Thomas Simpson (pictured right), donated state-of-the-art lab equipment will elevate the quality of scientific achievement for undergraduates.

In July 2018, Professor Simpson reached out to a contact at Teva Pharmaceuticals regarding the collection of scientific equipment for classroom and research use, including stirring hot plates; assorted glassware; ISCO chromatography and roto-evaporator set-ups; a Synthetic Process Apparatus; and general lab equipment such as electronic balances, a lab over, vacuum pumps and safety shields.

Professor Simpson is one of many faculty members supporting the University's Pharmaceutical Product Development Program.  The WCU Foundation is proud to facilitate these types of donations to maintain our committment to student success.

Parents Fund Donates $5,000 to WCU's Center for Contemplative Studies
There’s no doubt that mindfulness and other spiritually-centered practices have increased in popularity—just last year, CNN Health reported that NFL players and Olympians take advantage of mind-body techniques—and WCU’s Center for Contemplative Studies has followed suit.


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