Hiram College is pleased to announce two new endowed funds provided by Dr. Michael Crabtree ’69 and Susan N. Saunders ’65 that will benefit the department of psychology and the Center for Social Impact, respectively. 

The Knight-Cebulla-Konick Endowed Fund provided by Michael Crabtree, Ph.D. ’69 will provide resources to the department of psychology to enhance research functionality for students and faculty, while also providing funding for highly skilled student researchers to attend national conferences. This Fund was created in memory of Dr. Knight, Dr. Cebulla, and Dr. Konick with appreciation for their distinguished intellectual and humanitarian educational contributions to Hiram College. 

The Dr. Ersnt Katz Endowment for the Center for Social Impact provided by Susan N. Saunders ’65 will benefit the Center for Social Impact to increase opportunities for student engagement. The Fund will help host scholarly guest lecturers with knowledge or professional practice in an area aligned with the Center’s mission. Preferred areas of expertise include mental health services, violence prevention, immigration, and others. The Fund may also be used to support expenditures for service-learning projects intended to enhance students’ educational outcomes and prepare them to become civic leaders. This Fund was created in memory of Dr. Katz, professor of psychology. Dr. Katz had a significant impact on Saunders during her time as a student at Hiram College, many of his lessons still ringing true today. 

Questions or information requests regarding these endowments can be directed to alumnirel@hiram.edu.