The Geraldine Grace & Maurice Alvin McWatters Visiting Fellowship

Donor Story:

The Geraldine Grace and Maurice Alvin McWatters Visiting Fellowship has been established by their daughter, Dr. Cheryl S. McWatters [Queen’s BA (Hons) 1977, MBA 1988, PhD 1991 Graduate Studies (Management)] and her husband, John MacDiarmid [Queen’s BSc 1978 (Chemical Engineering), MSc 1987 Graduate Studies (Metallurgical Engineering)] in honour of the former’s parents. While neither of Dr. McWatter’s parents had the opportunity to attend university, they believed very much in the value of education and provided their children and grandchildren with financial support and encouragement to pursue post-secondary studies. They attended many graduations at Queen’s and elsewhere, and were very proud of their descendants’ achievements. Throughout their lives Geraldine Grace and Maurice Alvin McWatters, pursued knowledge and new experiences, and engaged in a wide variety of interests and activities. This Fellowship recognises their support and their love of learning.

Fund Description:

Established in February 2012 Dr. Cheryl S. McWatters, BA(Hons) 1977, MBA 1988, PhD 1991 Graduate Studies (Management) and her husband Mr. John MacDiarmid, BSc 1978 (Chemical Engineering), MSC 1987 Graduate Studies (Metallurgical Engineering) in honour of Cheryl’s parents Geraldine Grace and Maurice Alvin McWatters. The Geraldine Grace and Maurice Alvin McWatters Visiting Fellowship is designed to foster, promote, and support original archival research by scholars, authors, or artists in the collections located at Queen’s University Archives. This Visiting Fellowship, with an initial stipend of approximately $4,000, is intended to help defray living, travel or research expenses of researchers to come to Queen’s University Archives to conduct their research.