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Announcing the LeaAnn Martin Handball Court!

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Project ended on June 04, at 10:22 AM PDT
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Announcing the LeaAnn Martin Handball Court!

We are re-opening this fund to further grow the endowment and leverage matching funds that will be available on WWU's 2nd ever WWU Give Day on June 1st!

In honor of Dr. LeaAnn Martin’s retirement from Western in 2016, friends, family, colleagues and alumni joined together and donated $30,000 to name a handball court in Carver Gymnasium after her. Donations to this fund will help grow the endowment that was established in conjunction with the naming of the handball court.  The LeaAnn Martin Endowment is dedicated to helping Physical Education students prepare for their careers by covering the cost of professional certifications.  

Dr. Martin, who has won multiple teaching awards, has educated, trained, mentored and inspired hundreds of students who have gone on to become respected, and in many cases, award-winning physical educators. Her influence spans many geographic regions as her alumni teach children in school districts across the nation.   She has also influenced the international handball community, winning more than two dozen national and world handball titles.  In her most recent role as Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, she has led Western Washington University’s largest college.


Let’s honor LeaAnn’s legacy of leadership, hard-work, integrity and dedication to the lives of so many others. 

What will the $ go to:

Proceeds from this effort will establish the LeaAnn Martin Endowment for Physical Education, which will provide dedicated funding for future Physical Educators as they prepare for their careers by covering the cost of professional exams and certification tests. LeaAnn is passionate about helping students start their careers at the top of their game.  Thank you for helping these amazing individuals who plan to follow in her footsteps.

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Gifts made at the Rally level would cover the $75 cost of the Washington State Certification fee for one Physical Education student.


Pass Shot

Gifts made at the Pass Shot level would cover the cost of the Endorsement Content Test and Woodring Certification fee for one Physical Education student.


Roll Out

Gifts made at the Roll Out level would cover the cost of the Teacher Pedagogy Assessment and the Washington State Certification Application for one student.



Gifts made at the Ace level would cover the cost of all exams and fees associated with PE teacher certification.

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