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IRA funds medical education

Eugene Trela earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from CSU in 1969. Like many graduates, he used his education and skills to build a successful career as the owner of the Fowler Company – growing the firm’s size and reputation as a high-value, high-quality electrical contractor.

Also like many CSU graduates, Eugene looked forward to one day being financially able to make a substantial gift to his alma mater.

With his generous first-time gift, he directed a qualified charitable distribution from his Individual Retirement Account to create the Walenty & Maryann Trela Memorial Scholarship Fund in the College of Sciences and Health Professions. The scholarship, in honor of his parents, supports students enrolled in the NEOMED-CSU Partnership for Urban Health, which educates primary care physicians to serve in urban areas.

Trela and his wife, Barbara, have four adult children and live Kirtland.

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