Your gifts to the Dean’s Fund are the most precious resources we have. These gifts allow us to enhance our facilities and programs with the highest quality faculty and technology. They help provide an exceptional educational experience for our students, one that is rich in diversity and thought. Thanks to you, we can offer each of our talented students the opportunity to put course principles into action through leadership and service.


Meet Lisa Bowman, Junior Psychology Major 

Lisa is a psychology major here at Valparaiso University. In the video above Lisa talks about her Valpo journey as a first generation college student to a leader that has found her path with the help of her professors and the Presidential Scholarship she has received. To hear more of her story click on video above.


Help Grow His Legacy

On Oct. 9, 2013, Alan Bloom, one of Valparaiso University’s most beloved and influential professors, passed away suddenly. His colleagues in the history department have established the Alan Bloom Legacy Fund to ensure his legacy continues and even grows in the future. The history department will use this fund to help support a variety of exciting experiential learning opportunities for our students. During his brief tenure as chair of the department, one of Professor Bloom’s chief ambitions was to make sure the classroom learning of our history students was enriched by transformative encounters with the people and places where history was made.

For example, in the 2012-2013 academic year, he spearheaded a spring break trip to Selma, Alabama, where students toured a variety of sites associated with the Civil Rights movement, heard firsthand from past and present activists, and marched across the very same Edmund Pettus Bridge where the historic march for voting rights began in 1965. In the wake of that trip, Professor Bloom reflected that it was one of the pinnacles of his entire career. Click here to view video.

We cannot think of a better way to honor and extend his legacy than to make sure that our students will, for years to come, have similar opportunities to experience history. Click here to support the Alan Bloom Legacy Fund.