Faculty Support is Student Support

Tim Welch (Class of 1986, Civil Engineering) was inspired to contribute to NDSU because of the faculty members and professors who shaped his career. “My professors really made a huge difference in my education,” he says. Tim is passionate about making sure students at his alma mater get the same level of support he did. After funding three different scholarships, he and his wife, Donna, now have a fund supporting Professor Ying Huang with research costs, equipment, and anything else she may need for her research. This allows her to hire students to work with her, giving them real lab experience instead of having to work part time off campus. He says more than anything, he wants to give back.

“I want professors to know how important they can be to students.”

Tim Welch, 1986, Civil Engineering