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The Gallegherwood Endowment Fund

Gallagher_EDuring college, many have been inspired and encouraged by a certain teacher. Eunice Gallagher knows what a difference a teacher can make in a person’s life. The direction of her life took a great turn when she met Minnie Iverson Wood who taught music at the time Eunice attended Washington Missionary College. The result—Eunice dedicated her life to music.

Although circumstances dictated that she involve herself in other pursuits, she continued to teach music on a part-time or full-time basis. Eunice began her teaching career under Minnie Iverson Wood who was the head of the voice department. Besides her teaching, she performed professionally throughout the Washington area. She was a member of the A Capella Choir and sang the Messiah solos each year in many local churches.

In 1948, she married James J. Gallagher, and for fifteen years was Director of Music at the National Training School in Washington, D.C. She returned to CUC to pursue a major in English which she finished in 1966. She taught English at the Parklawn High School for the next several years, but her first love being music, she continued to sing and teach music part-time.

Because of the great influence that Minnie Iverson Wood had on her life, Eunice has opened an Endowed Scholarship in her name and in her honor—not only for her guidance in her life’s career, but also for her friendship that has continued in her life even now as she is retired in Loma Linda, California.


School of Arts & Social Sciences 

The School of Arts & Social Sciences offers a curriculum focused on fostering the development of the skills essential to be successful in the global service economy of the 21st Century: writing, critical thinking, debate, analysis, and an understanding and appreciation for cultural diversity.

School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness

The School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness employs a philosophy that balances practical training and theory in approaching education for future health sciences professionals. We bridge the gap between concept and practice.

School of Graduate & Professional Studies (SGPS)

For more than 30 years, WAU has been a leader in providing career building undergraduate degree programs for working professionals. WAU has continued to expand those offerings by adding graduate programs. This provides undergraduate students the opportunity to transition into graduate programs and continue to enhance their skills and competitive marketability.