University recently chose to give back to their alma
mater by planting a tree in honor of the Class of 2012.
chestnut swamp oak tree along Senior Lake in honor of Arbor Day and the senior class.
of the senior class.
organization and the community,” she said.
volunteering and how to find the right charitable organization to which to donate time or money.
She used Kelcie Spradley and her parents, Bill and Chris Spradley, as examples of generous philanthropists to WWU.
flowers and provided the labor to plant it all. In addition,
they have continued to provide several trees for the beautification of the campus.
Last year the
Spradleys were instrumental in William Woods
becoming the first campus in the state of Missouri to be recognized
as an Arbor Day
Foundation Tree Campus USA, a
designation that was renewed
“I have been privileged to
work with Kelcie and her parents over the last few years,”
Mather said, “and I am grateful for their support.”
Sharon Mather speaks to the students at the Arbor Day tree planting.
Kelcie Spradley, a graduating senior, is the founder of Knowing the Woods.
Kelcie Spradley and Sharon Mather pose with the newly planted tree.