WSSU Trustee Donates $25,000 for Scholarships

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A $25,000 donation from a member of the Winston-Salem State University Board of Trustees will create scholarships for financially challenged students while supporting academic excellence at the university.

WSSU Trustee Sue Henderson and her husband, Doug, created the Sue and Doug Henderson Endowed Scholarship in honor of WSSU Provost Dr. Brenda A. Allen’s transformative leadership for excellence in education.

“Sue has served on the academic affairs committee and during that time she has come to understand, support and be an advocate for the academic curriculum enhancements made at the university over recent years,” said Michelle Cook, WSSU vice chancellor for advancement.

Henderson has been a member for the WSSU board of trustees since being elected by the UNC Board of Governors in 2009. During that time she has chaired the Advancement Committee and serves as a member of the Academic Affairs Committee and the Advancement Committee.

“During my board tenure, I have been able to witness a total transformation under Provost Brenda Allen’s leadership from conception to execution, and it has resulted in a dramatic evolution and upgrade in quality and standards,” said Henderson, who is senior vice president and regional director at Wells Fargo Wealth Management in Winston-Salem. “It is our pleasure to contribute to the elevation of the quality of education at Winston-Salem State University.”