Fall 2017 Issue

by Lynne Haley, senior director of development

On a sunny July afternoon this past summer, 38 golfers in Colfax, Washington, raised money for WSU neuroscience student scholarships and honored the memory of Peter A. Zornes (’03 B.S. neuroscience). Over the last 10 years, the Peter A. Zornes Memorial Golf Tournament has raised thousands of dollars and helped 11 neuroscience students pursue their dreams to become doctors, veterinarians, and medical researchers. The endowment, now valued at over $66,000, provides financial support to neuroscience students each year.

Although Peter’s life was tragically cut short, his legacy lives large in the students who are awarded scholarships from the Peter A. Zornes Memorial Neuroscience Scholarship fund. I never had the chance to meet Peter, but through knowing his mom, Kathy, his dad, Tom, and his sister, Joy, over the last decade, I know just how special he was. I’ve also had the opportunity to meet some of Peter’s extended family, his friends, and his colleagues—many who come back for the tournament year after year.

We are so proud of all the Zornes Scholars. And we couldn’t do it without your support. Thank you for giving your time to volunteer at this event, for playing a round of golf, or supporting our students with a financial gift. My special thanks go out to Peter’s family for the time, effort, and love you’ve put into making this scholarship a reality. You all make a difference in the lives our students.

Read more about the scholarship fund and the tournament.