From the College of Humanities and Social Sciences
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From the Board

Sometimes students with rather small financial needs drop out, thinking one day they will return to finish their degrees when they are more financially stable. More often than not they never come back to school. With the Make It or Break It Fund, students can apply for the necessary funds to complete their education. —Cece Foxley


The College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean’s Development Board is comprised of alumni committed to helping the school achieve its mission and pivot to meet critical needs for the future. Members support the college in a myriad of ways from teaching courses, providing career advice to students, and through financial contributions.

In 2012, members of the board established two scholarships to assist the college in its campaign to raise 100 new scholarships for deserving students. Gifts to the CHaSS Student Opportunity Fund support this effort. However, Cece Foxley, and board members Catherine Goodman, and Kathie Miller decided this was not enough.

In the spring, they spearheaded the creation of a second fund for students with financial hardships that may impede their completion of study at Utah State. The Make It or Break It Fund is supported by the CHaSS Dean’s Development Board and enables Dean John C. Allen to award money to CHaSS students with critical needs such as funding one last class or purchasing books.

“This is not a loan,” Dean Allen said. “We provide students money during emergency situations so they can stay in school.”

Funds will be awarded for the first time to students this fall. Thank you to all the board members helping to keep higher education a dream within reach for CHaSS students.