My wife, April, and I welcome the opportunity to thank Dr. Julia Robertson, Kari Oppliger and Patrick Palmer who were instrumental in initiating the establishment of the Western Oregon University "Arne and April Ferguson Endowed Scholarship" to be awarded annually. We are especially pleased to have been honored in such a way that will always reflect our dedication to and support of WOU's scholars and athletes.
We hold in high regard Dr. Minahan, the administration, and faculty of Western Oregon. Their involvement in such a positive way has made the education and sports efforts of the students a great life experience. Western Oregon University's primary focus for its students is on education. The opportunity to participate in sports is an additionally important factor having major emphasis on earning high grades to be eligible.
Any scholarships offered are a great incentive for all students and athletes to excel in their studies. Having been a student-athlete for this University, then held various coaching positions and currently Head Football Coach, has been both challenging and rewarding.
We are proud to be associated in such a meaningful way with the ongoing educational goals and competitive spirit that exemplifies Western Oregon University.
With great appreciation,
Arne and April Ferguson