Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions

The Laura Orr Memorial Social Work Endowed Scholarship

The Laura Orr Memorial Social Work Endowed Scholarship

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Laura Orr began her career with the ASU School of Social Work on May 10, 1971, and retired in 2018, bringing an end to 47 years of dedicated service. She was the ASU School of Social Work student and academic services manager. School of Social Work students, faculty, administrators and service professionals from across ASU benefitted from Laura's knowledge and generosity of spirit. She was an avid Sun Devil Football fan and loved attending events at ASU Gammage, especially musical performances.

Your generosity will help memorialize Orr's service to the ASU School of Social Work, and continue her legacy of helping students.

Impact of Donor Support

  • More learners can pursue higher education. In 2022, 22,000 donors contributed $66.3 million for scholarships.
  • More students succeed. ASU ranks #1 among the state‚Äôs public universities for its 86% first-year retention rate thanks in part to donor-funded student success initiatives.
  • And donors helped ASU offer more than 4,500 hours of free tutoring.

We want to show the power of a university to be a difference-making partner in the positive transformation of all communities."

ASU donors

Mike and Cindy Watts

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