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U.S. Bank Writing & Academic Support Center to be Created at Riverfront Campus
July 10, 2008
MOLINE, IL -- U.S. Bank in the Quad Cities will help fund the Professional Writing and Academic Support Center at the Western Illinois University-Quad Cities Riverfront Campus through a gift of $50,000, announced Ken Koupal, regional president for U.S. Bank. The funding is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Bancorp Foundation. U.S. Bancorp is the parent company of U.S. Bank.
According to WIU Executive Assistant to the President for Quad Cities, Planning and Technology Joe Rives, the U.S. Bank Writing and Academic Support Center will provide one-on-one consultations to assist students with writing assignments. Help will also be available from a business writing consultant with career writing projects, including resumes and application letters.
"Western Illinois University-Quad Cities gratefully acknowledges the U.S. Bancorp Foundation for its generous support of this important resource for students," said WIU President Al Goldfarb. "This gift commitment by the U.S. Bancorp Foundation is an investment in affordable higher education in the Quad Cities that will support WIU's values of academic excellence, educational opportunity, personal growth and social responsibility."
Western Illinois University-Quad Cities and its many community partners have demonstrated universal consensus for the expansion of public higher education opportunities in the Quad Cities as an effective means to attract and keep businesses in the area, Rives added.
"Our goal is to help create a workforce that will give the Quad Cities a competitive edge – one that can take it to greater levels of prosperity. U.S. Bancorp has generously joined us in this effort," said WIU Vice President for Advancement and Public Services Dan Hendricks.
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), with $242 billion in assets, is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the sixth largest commercial bank in the United States. The company operates 2,522 banking offices and 4,844 ATMs, and provides a comprehensive line of banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage and trust and payment services products to consumers, businesses and institutions. For more information on U.S. Bancorp's services, visit at www.usbank.com. For more information on WIU-Quad Cities programs and services, visit www.wiu.edu/qc.
Posted By: Darcie Shinberger, University Relations
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