VCSU Foundation Receives Largest Gift in University History

January 9, 2014

The VCSU Foundation has received a $2.5 million gift—the largest in VCSU history—from the estate of Leonard and Marjorie (Dreis) Wright of Mukilteo, Wash. Marjorie Wright attended VCSU and taught school in North Dakota and Alaska before joining her husband’s business, Badger Construction, which prospered with work on Alaska oil pipeline construction projects.

VCSU’s online degree programs are nationally ranked in the 2014 U.S. News Best Online Programs. In the Graduate Education category, VCSU’s online M.Ed. is ranked 42nd among 234 programs listed. In the Best Online Bachelor’s Program category, VCSU is ranked 138th of 278 listed programs.

VCSU Viking running back Derek Elliott was named a First-Team AFCA–NAIA All American. Breaking or tying 13 school records, Elliott finished second in the NAIA in regular-season rushing yards. He totaled 1,873 rushing yards and 23 touchdowns in 10 games, averaging 7 yards per carry.