MASW Higher Education:
The Roger Cliffe Memorial Foundation
Roger Cliffe was a family man, college professor, author, avid pool player, woodworker and a very dear friend. Roger died suddenly from a heart attack in 2001 while riding a bike. He had a doctorate degree in Industrial Arts and was a teacher with distinction at Northern Illinois University. He had a huge impact on our entire MASW family.
The RCMF can financially assist students in one of 5 ways:
The RCMF is a public charity organized as a 501c(3) corporation. All donations to the RCMF are tax deductible to the full extent as allowed by the law. If you know someone who could benefit or if you would like to help the cause, please contact:
Johnson County Community Foundation (JCCF)
Attn: Stephanie Fox
PO Box 217
Franklin, IN 46131
Or call the school at 317-535-4013 and ask for Paula Bueno.
The Young Apprentice Program
David Worrell was an Indianapolis based attorney who attended workshops at MASW for over 20 years. In 2004 he completed his Masters and was working on his Michael Fortune Fellowship when cancer became too much and on January 25, 2017 MASW lost another very dear friend and supporter of the school.
Before he passed, David and I would often share our concerns for the future of education in today’s world. We agreed that in time history will look back at the educational system that now exists and realize the horrible mistake of replacing the industrial arts program with CORE classes. The saying is “If you can read this, thank a teacher.” The truth is “If you are sitting while reading, thank a woodshop teacher.”
Student of the Year Award
John C. Coolidge attended MASW from 1996 until his death in August 2003. In 2004 several of the MASW Masters (many were close friends of John) banded together to present an annual award to someone who has excelled in the craft or overcome adversity/personal challenges or gone beyond the norm to help make MASW a better place. Recipients are chosen based on perseverance, effort, attitude and ability and receive a crystal plaque.