Don and Wanda Campbell continue their support of agriculture education at Northwestern Oklahoma State University with their recent gift to endow a scholarship benefitting students of the program.
Supporting agriculture and education is not a new idea to Don and Wanda Campbell of Jet. The couple, who are both retired educators, established an endowed faculty chair in agriculture in 2007 at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. With the growing demand for quality agriculture education programs, the Campbells’ gift helped to build the excellent program that Northwestern now offers.
With predictions that the need for ag educators will continue to increase over the next several years, Don and Wanda decided to expand their support even further by endowing the newly established Don and Wanda Campbell Agriculture Education Scholarship.
“There is such a need for agriculture teachers, especially in our area, that Don and I decided to set up this scholarship to help meet that need,” Wanda said. “Helping future teachers is a good investment.”
Don and Wanda, both Northwestern alumni, have maintained close ties with the university by attending fine arts and athletic events over the years, as well as serving the Northwestern Foundation. Wanda is currently a member of the Northwestern Foundation’s Governance Committee.
Full-time continuing agriculture education students with a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average are eligible for the Don and Wanda Campbell Ag Education Scholarship. The scholarship may be applied toward university-related expenses, such as tuition, fees, room, board or books.
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Fri, March 15, 2013
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