Jerry and Sherri Damerow, longtime supporters of Science, Engineering, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) schooling in Arkansas, have made a planned present of $1 million to aid scholarships for science majors at the College of Arkansas at Tiny Rock.

The present will advantage the Jerry and Sherri Damerow Endowed Science Scholarship, which supplies scholarships for learners majoring in astronomy, biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, and Earth Science. The scholarship will supply guidance for schooling-associated costs together with tuition, fees, publications, and area and board.

“This amazingly generous gift from the Damerows will be a amazing legacy for two persons who have steadfastly supported science schooling at UA Little Rock for a lot of yrs,” UA Minimal Rock Chancellor Christina Drale said. “As we expand our applied fields in the sciences, it is important to don’t forget that basic science schooling continues to be the basis for all that we accomplish in the used fields. I am grateful to the Damerows for supporting this curriculum and for investing in our long run.”

Jerry Damerow, a previous running husband or wife for Ernst & Young, and Sherri Damerow, a retired kindergarten trainer and artist, believe serving to students gain a university degree in a STEM region represents a “commitment to lifelong mastering,” a goal the couple has supported for numerous several years.

“There are multiple good reasons why we resolved to fund an endowed science scholarship at UA Minimal Rock,” claimed Jerry Damerow. “First, we feel a robust UA Minor Rock is particularly crucial to Arkansas’ financial state going ahead, specially central Arkansas. We do not consider we can basically sit by and be expecting other people to develop and help this critical university. Arkansas’ Women’s Hall of Fame member Dorothy Stuck after told me, ‘If we do not establish Arkansas, who will?’”

Sherri and Jerry Damerow.

The Damerows been given the 8th once-a-year Fribourgh Award in 2017, which recognizes men and women who have created significant contributions to the state by the disciplines of mathematics and science.

Jerry Damerow is a earlier president and recent board member of the Dean’s Science Council and the Centennial Campaign Cabinet at UA Small Rock. Sherri Damerow has been concerned in many charitable will cause, together with teaching pc abilities to seniors at the UAMS Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Getting older and volunteering with Literacy Action of Central Arkansas and the Humane Society of Pulaski County.

“We believe that we have been blessed and have an obligation to aid other Arkansans comprehend their prospective,” Jerry Damerow claimed. “Last, we feel our economy is going as a result of a enormous transformation pushed by technology thereby significantly increasing the worth of a STEM education. Many work opportunities are heading away, and new kinds will be produced by scientists and engineers and individuals who qualify for these work opportunities will have to have a potent grounding in science and engineering.”