Private Support Changes Student's Lives

Andrea Wassom, a sophomore from Riverton, KS, always thought of PSU as an excellent institution. As a recipient of the Karin Compton Biology Scholarship, she says it helps out greatly for her parents, who are paying for her undergraduate education.

“I think it is an honor to be considered and to receive a scholarship,” says Wassom, a cellular and molecular biology major. “I try very hard to live up to the standards of my scholarships, and enjoy doing it.

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Erin Smith, a second year music education major from Miami, OK, identifies how private support is needed to fund a Fine and Performing Arts Center.


Erin Smith

"I based my decision in deciding which university to attend on two things:
      1) the most financial aid and
      2) a high-caliber music program and faculty.
Pittsburg State met both criteria without question, and here I am.

Over the past few years the music department has grown in both size and quality and we are reaching the physical limits of space within the department, including having to take all large-scale performances off campus. Building a Fine and Performing Arts Center will bring even more cultural events to Pittsburg and allow PSU students to perform in a state-of-the-art facility that we can proudly call our own,” says Smith.


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