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‘She epitomized the Murrow legacy’
Kathi Goertzen Excellence Fund established at Murrow College
Monday, Aug. 20, 2012
By Darin Watkins, WSU News
Establishment of the fund comes in response to queries from alumni who want to make a contribution to the college in the name of the 1980 Murrow graduate.
"Kathi had many passions, but when it came to Murrow, her priority was to help encourage and prepare the next generation of journalism leaders,” said Lawrence Pintak, founding dean of the college. "In the coming months we will work with her husband and children to determine how these funds can best be used to foster her legacy.”
Those who want to contribute can do so online by visiting http://murrow.wsu.edu and clicking on 'The Campaign for Washington State' or going directly to https://secure.wsu.edu/give/default.aspx?fund=3341.
Goertzen was a longtime member of the Murrow Professional Advisory Board and was actively engaged in the college intellectually, emotionally and financially. She personally endowed a scholarship fund and helped lead an effort to raise funds for a faculty chair in the name of her broadcast journalism professor at Murrow, Glenn Johnson.
"Kathi touched many people and I am sure she will be honored in many wonderful ways, but from our standpoint, she epitomized the Murrow legacy and we want to do something to ensure she forever remains a part of Murrow College,” Pintak said.
Watch a video celebration of Goertzen's life from KOMO News here. (Photo above, courtesy of KOMO News.)
Darin Watkins, WSU News, 509-335-4456, email@example.com