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Three retired faculty members have had scholarships established in their names at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

The James W. Unger Scholarship

James Unger began his 30-year career as a UW Oshkosh professor of biology in 1953. He was department chair for 15 years and served on the Faculty Senate and the Alumni Association Board of Directors as a faculty representative. After his death in 2007, his wife, Dorothy ’42, who formerly taught library science classes and worked at Polk Library, and his daughter Ann Leslie established the James W. Unger Scholarship.

The scholarship will be awarded to full-time undergraduate students in their junior or senior years with a declared biology/microbiology major and an overall grade-point average of 3.0 or greater.  Financial need will be considered in selection.

The Margaret and David Hodge Scholarship in Art Education

David W. Hodge, a UW Oshkosh associate professor of art from 1964 to 1998, established the Margaret and David Hodge Scholarship in Art Education in memory of his wife, Margaret, who passed away in February.

Margaret taught dance and choreography at UW Oshkosh and also advised the women’s gymnastics coach on dance-related matters. She was a Camp Fire leader to girls at the Rose C. Swart Campus Laboratory School, where her husband taught art. She also helped her husband hang shows in the Priebe Gallery and hosted visiting artists.

Paul Donhauser Art-Student Scholarship Fund

Paul S. Donhauser taught design and ceramics from 1965 to 2004, receiving the John McNaughton Rosebush Professorship in 1983 and becoming an endowed professor in 1995. Donhauser crafted an outstanding career as an artist, working in both clay and painting. He contributed to numerous publications and authored “A History of American Ceramics.” He won many honors in the field of ceramics, most notably a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Visual Arts.

Donhauser was the first American to win the Grand Prize at the International Ceramics Competition in Faenza, Italy. His work is owned and displayed by countless private collectors as well as the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and the Prudential Plaza in Chicago, Ill.

Donhauser’s family created the scholarship for students pursuing careers in art education or studio arts.

Contributions to these funds may be made online at