Henrietta Gerth Scholarship
Even after her death, the Admissions legend continues helping students
After working at WSU for 39 years, "Henri" became known for her smiles, hugs and affectionate laughter, her polka music and Twins games broadcasts, her teased hair, flashy multi-colored coat, and her uncanny ability to track down people and information.
Students who worked with Henri in Admissions received her guidance and advice for managing their new lives as adults, their relationships, and help with family and budgeting issues.
It's no surprise that "the little lady with biggest heart in the world" continues her legacy of helping WSU students through the Henrietta Gerth scholarship.
You, too, can start a scholarship. Or you can support Henri's or another scholarship:
Faculty, Staff and Retiree scholarships:
(This list is not exhaustive. For a complete list, contact Cathie Sieracki)
Steve & Linda Berg
Joseph & Gladys Emanuel
Cal & Arlayne Fremling
George & Mary Joyce
Bill Koutsky (Music and Theatre & Dance)
Darrell & Nancy Krueger
Harold & Lynne Orness
James & Nancy Reynolds
David & Susan Rislove
Frank Rocco (Special Education)
Neil & Ann Sawyer
Jerry & Jo Stejskal
To start or contribute to a scholarship, contact the Foundation:
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