Richard Gordon Donates $200,000 to FAU’s Honors College

FAU benefactor Richard Gordon presents the Dian Gordon Memorial Honors Scholarship to Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College student Erin Fee at the recent annual Named Scholar Recognition Ceremony.


By polly-burks | 1/12/2016

Richard Gordon, a longtime benefactor of Florida Atlantic University’s Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, recently donated $200,000 to his two existing scholarship funds, providing the opportunity for a renewable full-tuition award for selected students.

The Dian Gordon Memorial Honors Scholarship is awarded to an honors student who is concentrating in literature or English and holds a 3.0 GPA. The Richard and Dian Gordon Honors Scholarship in Biology and/or Chemistry is awarded to an honors student who is concentrating in biology or chemistry and holds a 3.0 GPA.

A retired executive from the electronics industry, Gordon is a founding member and past chairman of the Wilkes Honors College Advisory Board and has been a member of numerous board committees. He has generously supported programs for both faculty and students.

“Richard’s passion for education continues to transform student lives,” said Jeffrey Buller, Ph.D., dean of the Wilkes Honors College. “On behalf of our students, I extend our sincere appreciation to him for making a significant impact with his continued generosity. On campus and in the community, Gordon is a premier ambassador of the Wilkes Honors College and Florida Atlantic University.” 

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