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Allegany County Board of County Commissioners

Allegany County Board of County Commissioners

On Jan. 16, Allegany County Commissioners Michael W. McKay, Creade V. Brodie, Jr., and William R. Valentine and Frostburg State University President Jonathan Gibralter signed a memorandum of understanding establishing the Allegany County Opportunity Scholarship at...

Alpha Xi Delta Alumni

Alpha Xi Delta Alumni

As a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority at Frostburg State College, Norma Sue Morgan ’65 learned the value of service early. Though her involvement with AZD, she read to students at the old Lincoln School, collected money to fight cancer and participated in numerous...

American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 239

American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 239

Members of the Frostburg State University Local 239 chapter of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees and the FSU administration gathered in April to sign papers establishing the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees...

Beth Smolko, DMSc, PA-C

Beth Smolko, DMSc, PA-C

In memory of my friend: Randall Dennis Walters, born December 15, 1965, died peacefully at his home in Ada, Michigan on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at the age of 54. Randy was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He attended Kenowa Hills High School in Walker, Michigan,...

Bill A. Bruchey '62 & Matthew and Michael Bruchey

Bill A. Bruchey '62 & Matthew and Michael Bruchey

It was an honor for me and my sons to establish this scholarship to honor my wife, their mother and their grandmother. Both women graduated with degrees in English and taught in the Maryland public school system a generation apart. My brother and I were the first...

Brian '83 & Connie Mattingly

Brian '83 & Connie Mattingly

Foundation Key for Alumnus Building Relationships and Business (Published Fall 2015) Just like building a stable company, Brian Mattingly ’83 knows that success is constructed upon a strong foundation. Yet the president and owner of the excavation company Goldin &...

Brock Family

Brock Family

Brock Family Establishes Memorial Scholarship (Published c. 1994) “My father all his life considered himself an environmentalist—a scrap processor, and then recycler when the word became appropriate, and I feel that , my father was very encouraged by (the...

Carl Donald '60

Carl Donald '60

I established the endowed scholarship at F.S.U. to express my appreciation for the educational opportunities the college provided me to have a rewarding career in public education. It is intended for students who have the ability and desire to become dedicated...

Class of 1959

Class of 1959

’59 Initiates First Class Scholarship [Published Fall 2002] The Frostburg State University Class of 1959 has become the first class of FSU alumni to endow a scholarship fund. “We wanted to be the first class to do it, and we knew we could,” says class member Joanne...

Cumberland Valley Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)

Cumberland Valley Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)

Cumberland Valley SHRM believes in supporting and helping the next generation of Human Resources Professionals. We are honored to have the partnership with Frostburg to provide a scholarship to a deserving student who is a member of the SHRM Student Chapter.

Douglas and Nancy Norr Family and Friends

Douglas and Nancy Norr Family and Friends

Heartbreak following the 2012 death of Bob Norr in a kayaking accident has been transformed into a joyous and fun annual event that honors the Recreation and Parks Management major’s memory while supporting future students. Nearly 200 people enjoyed pool games, laser...

Dr. Don B. and Mrs. Martha Weser

Dr. Don B. and Mrs. Martha Weser

Establishing this scholarship provides a way to give back to FSU for the many years that I have taught here. Formerly, I taught with the Georgia Institute of Technology, Clemson University, and the University of South Carolina as well as several other institutions of...

Dr. Harold Cordts & Ms. Jeanne M. Cordts

Dr. Harold Cordts & Ms. Jeanne M. Cordts

Harold Cordts and I seemed an unlikely couple when we met as graduate assistants and doctoral candidates at Syracuse University in the fall of 1955. He had been an army officer during the Korean War, I a college student during World War II, then a high school...

Dr. Jesse MBA '98/MEd '01  &  Mrs. Lynn Ketterman

Dr. Jesse MBA '98/MEd '01 & Mrs. Lynn Ketterman

New Frostburg Scholarship Supports the Pursuit of Music for Love, Not Money (Published Jul 7, 2017) Playing music is a passion for many, but only a few make it a career. For many other musicians, they know all about the power of music to move people, build...

Dr. J. Hopwood and Karen Wooddell

Dr. J. Hopwood and Karen Wooddell

Dr. Hopwood Wooddell of Mountain Lake Park, Md., had to wait 57 years to receive the diploma from Frostburg State University that he came so close to earning in 1940, but the value he received from his college education was of such value to him that he and his wife,...

Dr. Jonathan & Ms. Laurie Gibralter

Dr. Jonathan & Ms. Laurie Gibralter

Dr. Jonathan Gibralter was the 14th President of Frostburg State University serving from 2006-2015. During his tenure, Dr. Gibralter and his wife Laurie created the Dr. Jonathan C. and Ms. Laurie Gibralter Presidential Merit Scholarship because they had opportunities...

Drs. Brian '02 & Jessica Masser '01

Drs. Brian '02 & Jessica Masser '01

Well-Intended Gifts a Response to a Well-Rounded College Experience (Published Fall 2012) As the first person in her family to go to college, Jessica Masser ’01 wasn’t sure how many credits she should have each semester. She took as many as she could, and she ended...

Dr. Tyra C. Phipps '71

Dr. Tyra C. Phipps '71

Scholarships Bring Frostburg State University Professor Phipps Full Circle [Published March 2011] When Dr. Tyra Phipps, a professor in the Frostburg State University Department of Mass Communication and a member of the class of ’71, decided to establish scholarships...

Elizabeth A. Rhodes '86, Sue Taylor '81, and Jack Elliott '84

Elizabeth A. Rhodes '86, Sue Taylor '81, and Jack Elliott '84

Looking for a way to honor their mother and memorialize their father in the region where they lived and taught, the children of Jack and Lois Elliott recently established the Jack and Lois Elliott Scholarship. “My parents believed in the importance of education;...

Emeriti Faculty of Frostburg State University

Emeriti Faculty of Frostburg State University

In a Middle States Periodic Review Survey, our faculty, staff and students identified making greater efforts to recruit more high academic achievers as the highest priority for the institution. To answer then President Jonathan C. Gibralter’s call of boosting...

Estelle M. Martin '77

Estelle M. Martin '77

Estelle Martin ’77 was born and raised in Hagerstown, MD. She came from a working class family. Both of her parents worked when she and her older brother were in middle and high school. Her dad was a maintenance man, and her mother was a bookkeeper for a local CPA....

Eta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International

Eta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International

The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is a professional honor society for women educators with more than 83,000 members. Established in 17 member countries around the world, the Society defines its mission as promoting professional and personal growth of women...

Evan H. Offstein, Ph.D.

Evan H. Offstein, Ph.D.

Scholarship Recognizes Value of Veterans, Leadership Sometimes the act of leadership can be as simple as asking people about their lives and taking time to listen. That was one of the things Dr. Evan Offstein noticed – and appreciated – about Del Perdew after he...

Family and Friends of Alejandro J. Gutierrez '05

Family and Friends of Alejandro J. Gutierrez '05

Theatre Scholarship Memorializes Alum Who “Walked Without Borders” [Published October 2015] “There are some students you have in your life … you never feel like they’re younger than you or less worldly than you. They feel more like friends,” said professor of Theatre...

Family and Friends of Dr. Megan E. Bradley and Dr. Jason H. Edwards

Family and Friends of Dr. Megan E. Bradley and Dr. Jason H. Edwards

The family, friends, and colleagues of Dr. Megan Bradley and Dr. Jason Edwards have established a scholarship to honor their memory. Megan and Jason were both professors of Psychology at FSU, and were close colleagues. Great losses were suffered by many when they...

Family and Friends of Michael D. Schrodel '93

Family and Friends of Michael D. Schrodel '93

Legacy of Love, Brotherhood Reflected in New FSU Scholarship Fund [Published January 26, 2009] Before Frostburg State University alumnus Michael Schrodel died of cancer in August 2001, he wrote a letter to his friends and family that included a special section to his...

Family and Friends of Morris H. Willey and Tara Willey

Family and Friends of Morris H. Willey and Tara Willey

My father, Morris, dedicated so much of his time to helping people reach their academic goals. Even at home, he created an environment where learning was part of daily life. He instilled in my sister and me the importance of being a committed student. I recently...

Family and Friends of Ruth A. Wallinger

Family and Friends of Ruth A. Wallinger

Family and friends established the Ruth A. Wallinger Leadership Studies Scholarship to honor her thirty-five years of service to Frostburg State University students. In many ways her life reflected her commitment to the “servant leader” model. We can think of no...

Family of Enid Musser Kennedy

Family of Enid Musser Kennedy

Perfect Legacy for a Renaissance Woman [Published July 2015] The late Enid Musser Kennedy was only a teenager when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941, but she pledged her service as soon as she graduated from high school, entering the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps to serve...

Family of Mary T. Slider and Western Maryland Reading Council

Family of Mary T. Slider and Western Maryland Reading Council

The family of the late Mary T. (Teddie) Slider and the Western Maryland Reading Council have established an endowed scholarship fund for students in the FSU graduate education program. Prior to her premature death last spring at age 45, Mrs. Slider was a reading...