Educators donate more than $100,000 to UW-Parkside scholarships

Published: April 18, 2017

SOMERS — The University of Wisconsin-Parkside and the UW-Parkside Foundation announce a gift of more than $100,000 was received from Racine residents David Beach and Carmen Rigau.

This gift will establish the Beach-Rigau Gift of Music Endowed Scholarship, to provide scholarship support to students in UW-Parkside's music program. The impact of the Beach-Rigau donation and other gifts to the Gift of Music Endowed Scholarship program will be doubled thanks to a matching fund established by Frances M. Bedford.

The Beach-Rigau gift celebrates the couple's dedication to arts and education. Beach, an associate professor emeritus of psychology, served the university for 35 years until his retirement in 2007. He and Rigau, a former school counselor, are active community volunteers and are among UW-Parkside's most dedicated music supporters.

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