Bill '76 and Myra Wedlock (attd.) Warshauer recently had their memories of Northwest sparked, in an Atlanta, Ga., airport of all places. It was there that the couple came across two former Northwest faculty members who were influential to them when they were students at Northwest—Dr. Virgil Albertini and Dr. Jim Redd. It was an enjoyable impromptu reunion for all, and Myra said she was amazed Dr. Albertini still remembered her name, more than 20 years after she was a student in his class.
Shortly after the coincidental meeting, the Warshauer's knew they wanted to do something to help Northwest, the institution that brought many great people into their lives. The couple set up a provision in their estate plans to name Northwest as a beneficiary, with the funds being directed to the post-eligibility scholarship support initiative for athletics.
"We had a good friend, Don Nelson, who needed to move to Kansas City and student teach to complete his coursework, and he couldn't afford to move, so he never graduated. That memory, and the memory of so many great people at Northwest like Virgil Albertini, Jim Redd, Dick Buckridge and Bob Iglehart, sparked our interest in helping Northwest student athletes. We are impressed with the graduation rate of the athletes, so we know our gift will be put to good use."
The Warshauers split their time between their home in Richmond, Va., where they have lived for 25 years, and their home in Maui, Hawaii.