Dalton State’s first-ever Giving Day is an occasion for alumni, faculty & staff, students, and individuals and businesses in the community to come together in a strong show of support for the College and the good things going on here. Donors may give to one of these nine priority projects or to any campus area that means the most to them.
Please consider making a gift on or before Giving Day – Tuesday, October 27 – so you and your gift will be counted in the overall results.
Giving Day Funding Priorities
SPENCE HIGGINS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT FUND
Dalton State’s first elected student body president was also a member of the first class here in 1967 and an admired citizen in our local community. True to the spirit of its namesake, this scholarship supports the development of student leaders on campus.
ROADRUNNER STUDENT EMERGENCY FUND
Many students’ personal finances have suffered from the loss of a job or work hours as a result of the pandemic, but they can apply for tuition help from the Roadrunner Student Emergency Fund. Unprecedented need persists for students whose lives have been shaken by recent events and who must have private financial support to stay enrolled.
WRIGHT SCHOOL OF BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY FUND
Today’s remote learning requires the best technology, and our students deserve it. More than just cameras and microphones, the WSOB Technology Fund helps us stay current so we’re producing graduates who are workplace-ready.
Pete Gunn Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund
We are honored to be working with the family and friends of the late Pete Gunn to endow this scholarship in his name. An Air Force veteran, Pete was beloved and respected in our community as Fire Chief of the Whitfield County Fire Department from 1977 to 1982.
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION VIRTUAL TEACHING AND COACHING EXPERIENCES
Virtual learning ensures everyone’s safety while affording our teacher candidates opportunities to hone their hands-on teaching skills. Each virtual teaching session is followed by coaching from experienced professionals who will help the students improve their teaching skills.
SCHOOL OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS TECHNOLOGY FUND
Healthcare is reliant on technology, and this technology is constantly changing. Up-to-date software, instrumentation and equipment allow us to train our students to be prepared for the technology they will use in real-world clinical settings so they can deliver expert, quality care in the medical world when they graduate.
School of Arts & Sciences Biopsychology Lab
We offer cross-disciplinary and expanded research experiences for biology and psychology students in our new biopsychology lab. The acquisition of lab instrumentation and care for the lab’s small mammals will provide our students opportunities to improve their applications to graduate school or for successful employment after graduation.
Athletic Scholarship Fund
Four National Champions, 39 conference championships, 53 Academic All-Americans and 41 sport All-Americans in the past seven years. Let’s keep this going with scholarship opportunities that enable us to recruit and retain talented athletes who will bring championships and recognition to Dalton State and Northwest Georgia.
Society '63 Alumni Association
Society '63, named for the year Dalton State was chartered, is our alumni association open to all former students. Gifts to the fund support networking opportunities, career development workshops and other professional success programs designed with Roadrunners’ needs in mind.