The One World One Water Center receives a $10,000 donation to establish a scholarship


Here’s the release from OWOW:

The One World, One Water Center for Urban Water Education and Stewardship (OWOW) has received a $10,000 donation to establish a scholarship.

The gift from Paul and Pam Lander is for the Wes and Ethel Temple Scholarship, named in honor of Paul Lander’s maternal grandparents. They chose MSU Denver as the focus of their philanthropy because, “the University is by, for and about Colorado students.”

Tom Cech, OWOW director, credits Sandra Haynes, dean of the School of Professional Studies, “for making this happen.”

While the details are still being worked out, Cech said that in general, the scholarship will provide assistance to any first-generation MSU Denver student with a water studies minor. He hopes the first award will be made in fall 2014.

Paul Lander is a member of the OWOW advisory council and a veteran of water, energy and land conservation work. He directed the water conservation program for the city of Boulder for 16 years and is an instructor at the University of Colorado and for the American Water Works Association.

Wes and Ethel Temple grew up in the Wheat Ridge area and both graduated from Wheat Ridge High School in 1912, according to a statement from Paul Lander. He notes that his grandmother’s senior paper was on the topic of “Dry Farming in Colorado.” His grandfather held a variety of jobs, including running the Temple Ink Company, which sold printers ink to The Denver Post, and raising silver foxes with his brother in Evergreen.

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