David and Betty Peterson - Working Together for Paine College

Posted by Admin | 01/10/2012 17:30 PM

There is no better place than Paine College to prepare for your life’s work.  Betty and I are Paine College graduates and believe that students should have an opportunity to experience Paine College in a stimulating, safe living and learning environment.  This is why Betty and I have chosen to support the College’s initiative to build the Health Education Activities Learning Complex in the vicinity of Randall A. Carter Gymnasium.

Betty and I are retired educators and we have witnessed firsthand how education can impact the lives of youth and young adults.  As we challenge our students to embrace the world with courage and objectivity, we must increase our offerings and provide the living and learning environment that will embody the mission and vision of the institution.

Betty and I agree that Paine College remains a sound investment.  The rate of return on the HEAL Complex will far exceed our principal gifts.  The construction of the HEAL Campaign will require the entire college community working together to support this historical initiative.  It will transform the academic infrastructure, campus life, and physical plant and reposition the college’s visibility throughout the state and the nation.   As a former Paine College athlete, I am looking forward to cheering the Lions in the new arena.

We invite all Paine College alumni and friends to join Betty and me on this incredible journey to ensuring the future and sustaining the vision for Paine College to become the premier liberal arts college in the region.

Betty Peterson, Class of 1957, Retired Educator
David Peterson, Class of 1956, Member, Paine College Board of Trustees
Los Angeles, California