The Dempsey Environmental Lecture Series completed its 10th year in 2011. Endowed with a gift from the Dempsey Foundation, with trustee Heather Dempsey ’97 it continues to elevate the sustainability conversation at Willamette.
The Dempsey chair, endowed in 2007, adds steady curricular weight to the lecture series’ periodic programming. As key parts of the Center for Sustainable Communities, both initiatives complement other programs that derive their funding from myriad alumni gifts and sources.
Part of the idea behind the Dempsey programs was to bolster Willamette’s national visibility. By 2010, the university had been recognized as first in the nation for sustainable activities.
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