The Giving Effect

Thanks to YOU!

Much of this year’s graduating class had the opportunity to put their knowledge and skills to work solving real-world problems with community partners. Their impact rippled around the region and the globe. With a turn of their tassels, our graduates have launched into the world ready to make a difference. Join RWU and RWU Law in celebrating the Class of 2018.

RWU Commencement 2018 graduates

Dedicated to Civic Scholarship

With support from donors like you, the Class of 2018 became the first graduating class of Civic Scholars – students who believe in the positive impact of community-engaged work, empowered to apply their learning toward changing communities and themselves.

Victoria Davis

Following Her Passion at RWU

Thanks to our dedicated faculty, Victoria Davis ’18 found opportunity despite the physical challenges that seemed to stand in the way of pursuing her dream career. Together, they created an individualized major in science communication which earned her a job as a writer for Science Magazine.

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Shaping the Legal Future of Our Country

Your gifts enabled 130 School of Law graduates to experience firsthand the positive impact of pro bono work within low-income communities and providing greater access to justice. The Class of 2018 will harness that passion to fight for equality and opportunities for us all.

Molly Hamlin

Gaining an Edge with Practical Training

Molly Hamlin ’18L not only excelled in her academics as one of the top 10 in her class, but also immersed herself in practical training that deeply benefitted the local community. Thanks to the impressive résumé built through RWU Law, she secured a judicial clerkship with the presiding judge of County Circuit Court in Eugene, Ore.

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Help Us Reach Our Goal!

A generous donor has issued a Matching Gift Challenge. Every gift, in any amount, made to the RWU Annual Fund or the RWU Law Annual Fund before the end of our fiscal year, June 30, will be matched dollar for dollar!

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