New Endowments to the College
Announcements of new endowments given to the College:
Pamela "Pam" Reese Arbuckle '66 SE CED and her husband Lt. Col. James "Jim" Arbuckle '64 AG have given $50,000 to establish the James and Pamela Reese Arbuckle Trustee Scholarship. The endowment supports undergraduate students who have demonstrated need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses.
Nancy Baird '69 HHD, '94 Ph.D. C I has pledged a bequest of $20,000 to establish the Dr. Nancy Baird Graduate Student Award in Curriculum and Instruction. The award supports graduate students pursuing degrees in Curriculum and Instruction who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement.
Dr. Virginia J. Crider '62 M.Ed. ED has pledged $20,000 to establish the Dr. Virginia J. Crider Teaching Award. The endowment supports outstanding students that have demonstrated professional promise as teachers during their student teaching experiences.
Mary Dupuis '71 Ph.D. C I has directed $100,000 in her estate plans to establish the Mary and Victor Dupuis Scholarship in Education. The endowment supports full-time undergraduate students enrolled in or planning to enroll in the College of Education.
Faculty Members M. Kathleen Heid, Glendon W. Blume, and Rose M. Zbiek '92 Ph.D. C I have established the "Heid, Blume, Zbiek Mathematics Education Graduate Endowment" with royalty funds from Concepts in Algebra: A Technological Approach, a mathematics curriculum on which they collaborated with mathematics educators at the University of Maryland.
Margaret "Peg" Kirkey and her husband William "Bill" Kirkey '63 BUS have pledged $20,000 to establish the Margaret and William Kirkey Award for Creative Education. The endowment honors and recognizes outstanding creativity in teaching by an undergraduate student majoring in an early childhood education degree program.
Elizabeth "Betty" Skade Middleton '63 EK ED and her husband John Middleton have given $50,000 to establish the Elizabeth Skade Middleton and John Middleton Trustee Scholarship in Education. The endowment supports undergraduate students who have demonstrated need for funds to meet necessary college expenses.
Distinguished Professor Emerita of Education Eunice "Nickie" Askov and her husband Warren H. Askov established the "David H. Nicholson Graduate Fellowship in Adult Education" with an outright gift in 2009. They have decided to document their intentions to augment their endowment with an estate gift. The endowment supports and recognizes outstanding graduate students who have been admitted to Penn State as candidates for a graduate degree in Adult Education in the College of Education with a focus of study in adult or family literacy.
J. David Payne '81 EMS and his wife Letitia Payne have pledged $50,000 to establish the Payne Family Trustee Scholarship in the College of Education. The endowment provides financial assistance to undergraduate students enrolled in or planning to enroll in the College of Education at Penn State who have demonstrated a need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses.