Lou and Joan Perry support College of Engineering and Polymer Science Student Assistance Fund


Lou ’64 and Joan Perry recently made a generous gift to the newly established Student Assistance Fund in the College of Engineering and Polymer Science. Perry said he has been blessed to have a career in engineering, and “do what I have a passion for.” He credited his UA education with putting him on a path to success for which he’s grateful. Perry said he’s been able to do what he loves because of UA, and he’s happy to help students in any way he can. Perry, now retired, owned his own engineering firm.

The College of Engineering Student Assistance Fund was established last year to address a growing need to financially support economically challenged engineering students. The fund offers emergency assistance when unexpected events threaten to disrupt a student’s educational pursuits. Eligible engineering students must be full-time, be in good academic standing, with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher, and have demonstrated financial need.