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Beyond the Greenway

Interim Dean Timothy K. Beal awarding the Dean’s Medal for Exceptional Commitment to Jane Nord (GRS ’76).

On April 29, 2019, Timothy K. Beal, Florence Harkness Professor of Religion and Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, presented Jane Nord (GRS ’76) with the Dean’s Medal for Exceptional Commitment.

One would be hard pressed to not notice the impact that the Nord Family has had on CWRU, and the programs that serve its faculty and students. The greater campus community enjoys the benefits, and is grateful for the Nord Family Greenway and the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities, two very visible aspects of campus.Yet for many years, Jane Nord has been making an important contribution, albeit less visible, directly to the College of Arts and Sciences by way of her endowed scholarship in The Studio Art Program of the Department of Art History and Art. Jane earned her MA in Art Education in 1976, and her subsequent support of this program has provided untold opportunities for students studying art and art education at CWRU. The Jane Baker Nord Scholarship Fund supports graduate students in their pursuit of degrees in art education. In addition, Jane’s annual gift to the department, which is matched by the Nordson Corporation, has had profound impact on art education majors by funding their attendance at the Ohio Art Education Association Convention and allowing them to take advantage of special travel opportunities and programs to advance their studies.

Mrs. Jane Nord is the widow of the late Eric T. Nord (CIT ’39) whom she first met after WWII, and mother to five children. She received her undergraduate degree from Vassar College in 1942. Two years ago the college was fortunate enough to establish the Eric and Jane Nord Family Professorship, the position which serves as director of the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities. 


Make a donation in support of scholarships

Scholarships are the difference maker for many students when determining where to attend college. In 2017, CWRU committed to meeting students’ full need when providing financial aid packages. Your donation in support of scholarships makes a direct impact on the lives of our students every day. 

There are 3 ways to give:

Shared Scholarship Fund
Any amount can be given to the Shared Scholarship Fund. Donations collectively provide tuition relief for incoming students the following academic year. To make a gift online visit: artsci.case.edu/casgiving. Write ‘CAS Shared Scholarship Fund’ in the special instructions text-box in order to support students in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Partial & Full Term Scholarships
Make an immediate impact with a named commitment from $25,000-$200,000 that will cover part or all of an undergraduate student’s tuition for four years. There are many ways to make a planned gift including, by bequest, IRA Rollover, charitable gift annuity, charitable remainder unitrust, charitable remainder annuity trust, charitable lead trust and more. To learn more about your planned giving options, such as the potential tax benefits or the opportunities to support a cause about which you are passionate, contact Jerry Smith, Director of National Giving | 216.368.2487 | jerold.smith@case.edu.

Endowed Scholarship Fund
A gift of $1,000,000 or more permanently endows a scholarship fund that will support one student in your name per year in perpetuity. There are many ways to make a planned gift including, by bequest, IRA Rollover, charitable gift annuity, charitable remainder unitrust, charitable remainder annuity trust, charitable lead trust and more. To learn more about your planned giving options, such as the potential tax benefits or the opportunities to support a cause about which you are passionate, contact Jerry Smith, Director of National Giving | 216.368.2487 | jerold.smith@case.edu.

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