Morrow leaving having accomplished great things
Having spearheaded many successful campaigns at Cowley College and having helped the college’s Endowment Association blossom, Terri Morrow will retire from her duties as Dean of Development and College Relations effective Jan. 1, 2008.
The campus of Cowley College has gone through a wonderful transformation during the 18 years Morrow worked at the college. Morrow was originally hired in 1990 to put together the campaign to build the Brown Center.
“It was a really fun time and people were excited about the Brown Center because it would give us a world class performance theatre and a wonderful meeting/banquet/gallery space,” Morrow said. “The building has been in constant use with thousands of people attending functions and performances there each year. Hundreds of loyal donors are to be commended for the growth of the Endowment Association and the growth of the campus. It has been wonderful to be a small part of that.”
Other campaigns have included the campaign to build the Webb-Brown Center as well as the renovations to the W.S. Scott Auditorium Lobby and the Jungle, located in the Gwen Nelson Student Center.
Campaign 2001 was a campaign to increase the amount of endowed scholarships.
Morrow has done everything from laying bricks with donors’ names on them, to planning class reunions and working with artists on the college Christmas card each year.
Her primary roles at the college included fundraising for scholarships, capital and annual campaigns, special event fundraisers, college relations, issuing scholarships, mailing the Tiger Alumni News to alumni and friends of Cowley, and this year booking the performances and speakers at the college.
“I think the event that I have enjoyed the most is the Great Cowley Duck Dash, a fundraiser for scholarships,” Morrow said. “It brings around 500 people together from the area for a fun and social time. Over the past ten years it has raised more than $153,000.”
The Cowley College Endowment fund had around $550,000 in it when Morrow started at the college. Since then, the Endowment funds have grown to nearly $4 million dollars. In addition the Endowment Association has returned more than $2 million dollars to the college for capital projects.
“There is so much support for this college and the good work that faculty and staff do,” Morrow said. “Something new and innovative is always happening here. It has been a true blessing to me to work with the Board of Directors of the Endowment Association, and all the donors, alumni, and fellow employees of Cowley. I have learned so much in this work, and have truly enjoyed my job.”
Morrow is looking forward to spending more time with her family and friends.
“I also plan to take some fun photography and cooking classes, and hopefully spend a little more time in Colorado hiking in, and volunteering for, Rocky Mountain National Park. And, of course, attending the events at Cowley.”