Salina Man Honors Wife with K-State Human Ecology Scholarship
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
MANHATTAN , KAN. — Harold W. Eagleton, Salina, Kan., has made a gift of $20,000 to the Kansas State University Foundation Changing Lives Campaign to establish the Lois Stuewe Eagleton Memorial Scholarship in Human Ecology.
The purpose of the scholarship is to honor the memory of Lois Eagleton, who devoted her career to teaching young adults in human ecology and parenting skills. The scholarship recipient will be a student properly enrolled in the College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University . Preference will be given to students from Saline, Ellsworth and Wabaunsee counties in Kansas .
Harold Eagleton is a native of Ellsworth , Kan. He is a 1950 graduate of Kansas State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. While in college, he was a member of Alpha Kappa Lambda fraternity. He is a member of Presidents Club, a KSU Foundation leadership organization for friends and alumni of K-State.
Lois Stuewe Eagleton was a native of Alma , Kan. She graduated from K-State in 1951 with a bachelor’s degree in home economics education. Eagleton was a member of Mortar Board in college. She died Feb. 19, 2005.
“Lois would want to give students the opportunity to further their education in human ecology,” said Eagleton. “Education was very important to her.”
“The College of Human Ecology is indebted to Harold Eagleton who established this scholarship in honor of Lois,” said Virginia Moxley, interim dean of the College of Human Ecology . “The Lois Stuewe Eagleton Memorial Scholarship, a continuing legacy to Lois Eagleton’s commitment to mentoring youth, will benefit students in the College of Human Ecology for years to come. Donors such as the Eagletons make it possible for many of our students to attend Kansas State University.”
The KSU Foundation’s Changing Lives Campaign for Kansas State University is a comprehensive $500 million campaign that will infuse new funds into virtually every dimension of the university. $365 million has been raised as of Jan. 31, 2006. The KSU Foundation coordinates fundraising efforts with alumni, friends, corporations and foundations to secure private support for Kansas State University.
This article was posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2006, and is filed under College News.