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Giving back to the place where it all began, WVU family exemplifies Mountaineer tradition of giving

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Jon and Sharon Youngdahl
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As West Virginia University celebrates its 150th birthday, generations of alumni are reinvesting in their alma mater. For the Youngdahl family, that means giving back to the College of Creative Arts through the Richard Powell Trombone Scholarship, which will inspire future musicians.

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“Endowing the Richard Powell Trombone Scholarship at the College of Creative Arts was a great pleasure, considering all that the College has given to us. My education, career and family, the most important components of my life, are all a product of WVU.”—Jon Youngdahl


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Learn more about the Richard Powell Trombone Scholarship:

Target Audience

• High school musicians

• High school band directors

• Parents

• WVU alumni

CONTACT: Bernadette Dombrowski
Communications Specialist
West Virginia University College of Creative Arts; 304.293.3397