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Business, civic and education leaders Craig and Barbara Barrett present a check to Ted Humphrey in 2000. The gift of $10 million was the largest of its kind at the time and changed the name of the University Honors College to Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University.

How to ‘pay it forward’ at your alma mater

4 graduates of Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University learn to make a difference for those who follow

Twenty years ago, Craig and Barbara Barrett endowed Arizona State University’s honors college, which, when it was established in 1988, was the first four-year, undergraduate residential honors college in the country.

A scholarship endowment may be more attainable than you think.

While he was a student at Barrett, Brett Fitzgerald’s (’13) professors encouraged him to apply for a Fulbright Scholarship, a highly selective, post-graduate international exchange program. “That experience teaching English in Korea after graduating from ASU was life-changing for me,” Fitzgerald says. He especially appreciated how his Barrett education prepared him to lead others.

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Scott, Jenna, Chase and Brett Fitzgerald have established the Fitzgerald Scholarship to benefit students in Barrett, The Honors College.

A college Dean’s Investment Fund is a good way to make a difference.

Barrett alum Samantha Winter McAlpin, (’08) spends a lot of time thinking about legacies. An attorney who practices law as an estate planner and probate litigator, that’s her job. McAlpin is only 34 years old, but she’s had plenty of time to be thoughtful about her own.

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Samantha Winter McAlpin

You can cultivate the things you care about through your university.

For Chris Jaap, (’95) that means sustainability and students.

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Chris Jaap

You can impact peoples’ lives even after they graduate.

Even by Barrett standards, Jamie Brooke Forseth, (’07, ’08) was a high achiever.

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Jamie Brooke Forseth

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About ASU Foundation

The foundation, a subsidiary of ASU Enterprise Partners, is a private, nonprofit organization that raises and invests private contributions to Arizona State University. It is one of Arizona’s oldest nonprofits.

ASU Foundation, one of Arizona’s oldest nonprofits, raises and invests private contributions to Arizona State University. https://www.asufoundation.org/

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