In 2015, Dr. Richard Veith (’69) and his brothers Dr. Robert Veith (’70) and David Veith (’83) established the Barbara Ellen Maguire Scholarship at WWU (in honor of their mother) to support students who are working in research, summer programs, and internships in behavioral science or health science. The scholarship is an extension of the family's dedication to student success, and alternates annually between the College of Science and Engineering and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
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