Salisbury University announces $1.5 million endowment to support Honors College
SALISBURY, Md. – Salisbury University announced a $1.5 million endowment to its Honors College on Tuesday.
The donation was made by Glenda Chatham and Robert G. Clarke to benefit the Salisbury University Honors College, which is now named after them. The two met at the university in 1968 and have been together for more than 50 years. They say they wanted to find a program that would invest in “people not buildings” and that’s why they chose to support the Honors College along with scholarships to benefit local students.
“We endowed a scholarship named for Glenda’s parents that will provide James M. Bennett graduates, where Glenda graduated from high school in 1968, the funds necessary to attend SU. The focus is going to be on Honors College students and first generation college students,” says Clarke.
The Honors College began with 20 students in 1980. Now, nearly 500 students from all five of SU’s academic units are enrolled in the college which allows them to participate in high-level classes and offers unique opportunities with both peers as well as professors.