Dr. Lawrence Golub ’63 Endows Chesapeake Semester Scholarship
As a student of Washington College, Dr. Lawrence “Larry” Golub ’63 enjoyed spending time on the Chesapeake Bay. “Spring, summer and fall, on weekends, I would try to be out on the Bay fishing or just cruising on the water,” Dr. Golub said of his maritime interest. It was his love of the Bay and his desire to see it protected that inspired Dr. Golub to give a $100,000 gift to Washington College to establish the Golub-Isaacson Scholarship.
This endowed scholarship will be available for third and fourth year students to take part in the Center for Environment and Society’s Chesapeake Semester. “That appreciation of the Bay and realization that it could be threatened by a lack of understanding prompted me to endow this scholarship,” Dr. Golub stated, “just as Washington College is developing an academic understanding of this natural treasure.”
Mike Hardesty ’05, Assistant Director of the Center for Environment and Society, couldn’t be happier about the generous scholarship endowed by Dr. Golub. “The Center for Environment & Society is eternally grateful to Dr. Golub for his contribution to our flagship experiential program, the Chesapeake Semester. This interdisciplinary program strives to pair Washington College’s proven classroom learning with rigorous outdoor field-based study around our nation’s largest estuary,” stated Hardesty. “The Golub-Isaacson Scholarship will allow Washington College students to study and explore the diverse places and people of coastal communities here in the Chesapeake and beyond for years to come.”
Dr. Golub is thankful for the opportunities that came to him as a result of his time at WC. “The importance of recognizing the opportunities that Washington College provides makes it all the more worthwhile to contribute to the College, so that others can achieve the same benefits, or more, than I did,” Golub said. “My good fortune can be attributed to having been at Washington College.”
Dr. Golub hopes others will find success through opportunities at WC, and in turn, give back. “My wish would be that each graduate of Washington College be successful in whatever endeavor they may pursue, to be able to give back to following generations some of the success they have achieved themselves, from taking advantage of opportunities that were provided them when they were at WC,” Golub said. “The success of Washington College, and its graduates, depends on that.”