The LG Small Endowment
Lafayette Greene Small Jr. was born on August 18, 1913 in Amarillo, Texas. His mother was a committed Christian woman who encouraged Christian education for her sons. L.G., as he was called, attended Southwestern Junior College from 1929-1936. There he met and married Ruth Bell. During their 50 years of marriage they had three children, Shirley, Marilyn and Robert. They reared them in an S.D.A. educational community where they came to share the virtues of family, church, education, and service.
L.G. also attended Washington Missionary College from 1936-39 and earned his B.A. in Mathematics. He then attended the University of Maryland where he earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.
He served as superintendent/director of plant management at WMC from 1941-51. He became business manager of CUC in 1956, and later served in several capacities at the General Conference from 1962-1978.
Much was accomplished in his 78 years. This scholarship fund was established by his second wife, Lois Neal, in memory and affirmation of Christian family, education, and service, those valued he cherished.
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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.
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.
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.