Cameron University Foundation receives $10,000 bequest honoring 1930 Cameron alumnus

The Cameron University Foundation has received a memorial donation from the estate of the late Bill Shwen, a longtime Lawton resident who passed away earlier this year. His estate-planning provisions included a $10,000 bequest to the Foundation in memory of his late wife, Margie Shwen. In keeping with Mr. Shwen’s wishes, the gift will be directed to the foundation’s President’s Partners fund.

photo of check presentation“The Cameron University Foundation is deeply appreciative of Mr. Shwen’s thoughtfulness in preparing his estate,” says Albert Johnson, Jr., Vice President for University Advancement. “This bequest, given in memory of a Cameron alumna, will play a vital role in helping current and future Cameron students achieve their goal of attaining a college degree.”

Mr. and Mrs. Shwen were long-time residents of Lawton. The late Mrs. Shwen grew up in the Junction City area and Geronimo. She received her high school diploma from Cameron State Agricultural College in 1930, when Cameron offered both high school and college classes. Mrs. Shwen became a member of President’s Partners in 1999. She passed away in 2006 at the age of 93.

“We are thankful to Sarah Riddle, Shwen’s daughter, who delivered the gift personally,” says Johnson. “Strong support from the local community continues to keep Cameron University one of the best values for higher education in the state and nationally.”

Bequests to the Cameron University Foundation can be unrestricted or, as with this gift, restricted to a particular university program. For information about estate planning bequests to the Cameron University Foundation, contact the Office of University Advancement at 581-2999.


January 10, 2014

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