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Grad praises “world-class” education, pledges scholarship funds

November 27, 2000

Saying his education at APSU propelled him to the top of his field, an Austin Peay alumnus has established a scholarship for computer science and information systems majors.

Donald Wallar, a 1997 graduate now living in San Francisco, will donate $2,500 annually for the next five years to fund scholarships for computer science and information systems majors.
November 27, 2000

Saying his education at APSU propelled him to the top of his field, an Austin Peay alumnus has established a scholarship for computer science and information systems majors.

Donald Wallar, a 1997 graduate now living in San Francisco, will donate $2,500 annually for the next five years to fund scholarships for computer science and information systems majors.

“I put myself through school by working in a computer lab, tutoring APSU athletes and working at Ruby Tuesday,” says Wallar. “By setting up a scholarship to help students who, like me, work their way through school, I was showing my appreciation for the outstanding education I received.”

Wallar believes his education gave him a solid advantage in the job market. “Companies complimented my education over and over again when I showed them a portfolio of work I had completed at APSU. I was told by IBM and others that they had interviewed graduate students who didn't have as advanced an education as what I had received.”

Waller's belief in the superority of the education he received at APSU was reinforced when he begain interviewing for jobs. “By the time I was finished interviewing, I had five offers on the table out of five interviews....At that point, I realized I had received an education that was world-class.”

A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a junior, and a $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to a senior. For more information about the scholarship, call 7127.