Edward O’Neil and Gayle Saldinger, of Alameda, California, have contributed $10,000 to establish the Slosberg and O’Neil Endowed Student Support Fund in New College. The fund honors the memories of Gayle Saldinger’s grandmother Irene Slosberg and Edward O’Neil’s parents, Edward and Inez O’Neil.
It will be used to promote the education of students pursuing degrees through New College. Uses of the contribution may include funding students’ expenses associated with educational travel, conference attendance, service activities, research, and other learning endeavors.
O’Neil received a bachelor of arts degree in history from the College in 1974, his master of arts degree in American studies from the College in 1975, and his master of public administration and doctor of philosophy degrees in history from Syracuse University in 1982 and 1984, respectively. He is a professor of medicine, nursing, and dentistry at the University of California, San Francisco, and president of Health Workforce Solutions, a healthcare research and training institute.
Saldinger received a bachelor of arts degree in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1979 and an MBA from Yale University in 1984.