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Dr. Colasurdo to Match Faculty Donations for Scholarships

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 9:47am

Giuseppe Colasurdo, MD

Dr. Colasurdo

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) President Giuseppe Colasurdo, MD, has pledged to match aggregate donations to the 2014 Faculty Campaign for Students up to $100,000.  The campaign, underway now through May 16, has also launched a new video featuring School of Dentistry student Sami Kawas talking about the difference a scholarship made for him.

Faculty members at Houston’s health university hold a unique responsibility to go beyond simply educating students. Instead, they are challenged by the UTHealth mission to model the best practices in clinical care and public health. As an additional way to support UTHealth students, the 2014 Faculty Campaign for Students will raise funds to increase student scholarships.

The theme for this year’s campaign is “The Best Ideas Come from Within.” The strength of our programs is no more or less than an expression of the strength of our faculty and students, the two components without which there is no university. The ideas that we as faculty generate at UTHealth will be in the hands of our students one day.

The faculty campaign is an opportunity to make a direct and beneficial impact on the students’ lives, to

Logo for the Faculty Campaign for Students

The UTHealth 2014 Faculty Campaign for Students seeks donations to support scholarships.

connect with them in a meaningful way at a critical time in their careers and to see a gift in action in a very personal and visible way.

The Faculty Campaign for Students is underway now through May 16, but all gifts and pledges made through the end of the fiscal year (Aug. 31, 2014) will count toward faculty giving.

For more information, please visit the Faculty Campaign for Students website.