WolfBucks for Books Awards Tripled for 2013-2014
Purchasing books and getting acclimated at the start of a new semester can be challenging for incoming students. Covering expenses while also trying to find your niche in classes is a difficult adjustment for those attending Sonoma State University for the first time.
WolfBucks for Books was designed to helps ease the transition to college life and gives students that do not otherwise have the means, a scholarship in the form of Wolfbucks, so they can purchase books and other school related expenses before classes start.
WolfBucks for Books launched at the start of the 2012-2013 academic year, providing 15 students Wolfbuck for Books Award to support the start of their semester. Thanks to the donors, University Development is grateful to announce that the number has more than tripled to 58 students for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Among those presenting the awards, were Distinguished Alumnus, 2010, Charles Bonner – 1972 and Ralph Jaeck – 1967. Both supporters of WolfBucks for Books these alumni now give back to SSU and invest in our students as had been done for them when they attended SSU. Bonner and Jaeck expressed to the WolfBucks for Books recipients that they once sat in exactly their same seats. "Without some sort of financial aid, it would not have been possible to attend, let alone graduate from SSU," said Jaeck.
Bonner, Jaeck and all donors to the WolfBucks for Books program are making a significant and immediate impact on our students. Brenda Fajardo Nava, class of 2017, shares; "Thank you very much for the WolfBucks for Books Award, this meant a lot to me because this is money that does not have to come out of my pocket. I thank all the alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends of SSU for your donations to make this program possible."
You can invest in the WolfBucks for Books program online or contact Laurie Ogg, Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations, for recurring credit card gifts or gifts through payroll deduction x4-2036.