Whatever career path you chose, your time at WKU Student Publications helped you build skills to be successful. We need your support on an ongoing basis to ensure that the exceptional experience students receive from their work on the College Heights Herald, the Talisman, Cherry Creative and Student Publications Advertising continues. Help us keep that success going.
While we offer some suggested levels of giving, it is important to note that a gift of any amount helps. Small gifts are what combined to make our building, the Adams-Whitaker Student Publications Center, a reality.
And small gifts today are just as important to maintaining the value of the experience that our current and future students — many of whom will be the next generations of journalists that our country relies on to maintain its freedom.
THE 1924/1925 CLUB
The 1924/1925 Club commemorates the founding of our flagship student publications, Talisman in 1924 and the College Heights Herald in 1925. Give the amount that represents your favored publication — at least $1,924 a year for Talisman or at least $1,925 a year for the Herald. Or support both!
The Pacemaker Club honors the national stature that the Talisman and the College Heights Herald have achieved — currently a total of 37 Pacemaker awards, 20 for Talisman and 17 for the Herald. This group represents those who give from $1,000 to $1,923 a year.
The Masthead Club is named for those students whose leadership shaped the success of the College Heights Herald and the Talisman. This group recognizes those who give $500 to $999 a year.
FRIENDS OF STUDENT PUBLICATIONS
Friends of Student Publications recognizes those who give $100-$499 a year.
YOUNG ALUMNI CLUB
The Young Alumni Club represents Herald and Talisman alumni in their first five years after graduation who give at least $100 a year.
RECOGNITION FOR LIFETIME GIVING
THE ADAMS-WHITAKER SOCIETY
Named for Robert R. “Mr. A” Adams and David B. “Boss” Whitaker, the two leaders who created the legacy of professionally based student publications at WKU. The Adams-Whitaker Society recognizes those who reach the $50,000 threshhold of lifetime giving to Student Publications.
THE FRANCES RICHARDS SOCIETY
Named for the first editor and longtime adviser to the College Heights Herald, the Frances Richards Society recognizes those who reach the $25,000 threshhold of lifetime giving to Student Publications.
HERALD & TALISMAN SOCIETY
Named for our two flagship publications, the Herald & Talisman Society recognizes those who reach the $10,000 threshhold of lifetime giving to Student Publications.
You may make your annual giving donation to the Student Publications Legacy Fund, which supports the general operations of WKU Student Publications and its four student-led divisions, or to the Student Publications Fellowship Fund, which supports summer internship experiences for our staffers.
Or reach out to Chuck Clark, director, at 270-745-4206, 270-996-7077 or Chuck.Clark@WKU.edu.