The first CSIC took place in 1978, therefore we're turning 40 this year! Mildred "Millie" Waddell, one of Wright State's first employees, was the driving force behind the start-up and success of the Campus Scholarship Campaign, now known as Campus Scholarship & Innovation Campaign. The first employee campaign in 1978 raised more than $39,000, which in today’s dollars equals more than $150,000. Through her tact, talent and tenacity, Millie developed a broad base of support from all facets of the university community, resulting in an outstanding rate of participation for the giving campaign.
In recognition of her accomplishments and a tribute to her leadership, the General Campus Scholarship Campaign Awards was later renamed the Campus Scholarship Campaign – Mildred H. Waddell Scholarship.
Thank you, Millie.