The University of Findlay recently announced several newly endowed funds.
Dr. Marian R. Bartch ’49 Scholarship Endowment Fund
The Dr. Marian R. Bartch ’49 Scholarship Endowment Fund was established in her memory by Bartch’s niece, Victoria Bartch Weddle. Dr. Bartch was a professor of education at Findlay from 1969 until 1994 when she was appointed professor emerita of education by the Board of Trustees upon her retirement. The scholarship will be awarded to education majors.
Dr. Wilfred W. Black History Scholarship Endowment Fund
In conjunction with the 125th Endowed Funds Drive, Merril ’69 and Barbara Mirsky established the Dr. Wilfred W. Black History Scholarship Endowment Fund. This scholarship honors the Findlay College professor who taught from 1960 to 1975, when he retired as emeritus professor of history. This scholarship is awarded to students majoring in history with a 2.8 GPA or better.
Floyd C. and Stella T. Dickman Librarian’s Endowment Fund
Floyd and Stella Dickman established the Floyd C. and Stella T. Dickman Librarian’s Endowment Fund to assist librarians in attending conferences offered by the Mazza Museum. Mr. Dickman serves on the Mazza National Advisory Board and has been a member of committees to select the winning children’s books for the Caldecott Award and the Newbery Medal. Mrs. Dickman is retired as an assistant manager and children’s librarian for the Columbus Metropolitan Library.
Edwin L. Heminger Memorial Lectureship in Business Ethics Endowment Fund
In conjunction with the Give Voice to Your Values comprehensive campaign at The University of Findlay, Karl Heminger, who serves on the UF Board of Trustees, and his brother, Kurt Heminger, have established the Edwin L. Heminger Memorial Lectureship in Business Ethics Endowment Fund as a memorial to their father. Edwin Heminger, a long-time businessman and civic leader, passed away in 2011. He served as a trustee of The University of Findlay from 1967 until 2000, when he was named a trustee emeritus.
His association with the University went back to his grandfather, Isaac Newton (I.N.) Heminger, who graduated from Findlay College in 1890. During his long career in the news media, he was the chair of the board of The Findlay Publishing Co. and a former publisher of The Courier, where he was the third generation to work at the newspaper. This fund is designated to support the establishment of an annual lecture, dinner and related activities that promote the teaching of good business ethics in the College of Business at The University of Findlay.
Vicki and Phil McClurkin Theatre Scholarship Endowment Fund
Friends of Vicki and the late Phil McClurkin established the Vicki and Phil McClurkin Theatre Scholarship Endowment Fund in honor of their commitment to the theater program. Mr. McClurkin participated in productions and was an avid supporter of the program. Mrs. McClurkin has been an instructor of theater, supervisor of theater trips and director of numerous productions. The scholarship will be awarded to theater majors.
Active Christian Emissary Scholarship
In conjunction with the Give Voice to Your Values campaign, Robert and Brenda Barkley established the Active Christian Emissary (ACE) scholarship to support students who are enrolled in the University’s religious studies major and whose beliefs are in alignment with the Statement of Faith of the Churches of God. Recipients shall be in their junior or senior year of study, be in good academic standing and be active in one or more groups associated with the University’s Campus Ministry.
Business Affairs Scholarship Fund
In conjunction with the 125th Endowed Funds Drive at Findlay, the employees of the Office of Business Affairs established the Business Affairs Scholarship Fund. The scholarship will be awarded to full-time students who are United States citizens and demonstrate commitment to the University through active participation in campus activities, club or service organizations.
Class of 1962 Scholarship
In conjunction with the 125th Endowed Funds Drive, the members of the Class of 1962 established the Class of 1962 Scholarship commemorating their 50-year reunion. This scholarship is awarded to an education major in his or her sophomore, junior or senior year of study with a GPA of 3.0 or better.
Office of Development Educational Assistance Scholarship
In conjunction with The University of Findlay’s 125th Endowed Funds Drive, the employees of the Office of Development, Public Information, Alumni and Parent Relations and Web Media Technology Services established the Office of Development Educational Assistance Scholarship in March of 2009. The recipient must be a full-time student working in one of the offices under the umbrella of development or working in any other department on campus.