Lou ‘64 and Joan Perry provided generous support to the newly established College of Engineering and Polymer Science Student Assistance Fund. Mr. Perry said he’s been blessed to have a career in engineering, and “do what I have a passion for.” His UA education put him on the path to success, he says, and for that he is grateful. Now retired, Mr. Perry, who owned his own engineering firm, continues his belief in the importance of schools and education and is happy to support and help students in any way possible.
The College of Engineering Student Assistance Fund was established in April in response to a growing need to more quickly help engineering students facing economic hardships. The fund is a safety net, providing emergency funding for unforeseen hardships that threaten their continued UA enrollment. Students eligible for The College of Engineering Student Assistance Fund must: be pursuing a full-time degree in the College of Engineering; be in good academic standing, with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher, have demonstrated financial need.