The Story of Emerson Collier
October 17, 2006
In 1947, the University had no pre-med program, yet faculty members devised a special program of study that helped Emerson qualify for the medical program at the University of Oregon. The individualized attention Emerson received at the University of Alaska was something that he remembered throughout his life. He also remembered the University in his will, with a $100,000 bequest to be used at the discretion of the University President. The University has created the Emerson Collier Quasi-Endowment to support health related programs throughout the University system.