Endowment Stories

W. Robert Price and Sandra (Pugh) Price

W. Robert Price ’83 and Sandra (Pugh) Price ’84 had a particular affinity for Professor of History Roland Layton – for Layton’s commitment to his students, his generosity of intellect and spirit – and for his green thumb, from which grew the Pendleton House gardens. The Prices wanted specifically to remember and honor Layton, and so recently created the Roland V. Layton, Ph.D. Memorial Fund. This endowed fund shall provide resources to be used at the discretion of the chair of the History Department to fund programs and opportunities that perpetuate the memory and ideals embodied by Dr. Roland V. Layton. The Fund will be used to foster an environment that changes the lives of Hiram students in the same way that the lives of Hiram graduates were transformed by the loving heart and immense talent of teacher and mentor Dr. Roland V. Layton.

“Hiram to us was a very personal connection,” Robert Price says. “Roland was a phenomenal teacher – so personable, and he really got to know you.” That personality helped Layton recruit students to assist with managing the Pendleton House gardens – and Pendleton House itself, which under Layton’s tenure became housing specifically for history majors.

Others who share Robert and Sandra Price’s passion for Roland Layton’s teaching and learning legacy, and are interested in contributing to this fund, call 800.705.5050.

Bonnie Warren

Bonnie Warren established the Ronald W. and Thomas E. Lingerfelter Memorial Scholarship this year in honor of her two brothers who were entrepreneurs, marking the first endowed scholarship for the Center for Integrated Entrepreneurship.

This scholarship will be awarded annually to one or two students in good academic standing with financial need and who demonstrate participation and an expressed interest in entrepreneurship. Preference is given to students from Lake County in Ohio. The first recipient of the Ronald W. and Thomas E. Lingerfelter Memorial Scholarship is Stephanie Morgan ’15, a management major and entrepreneurship minor.

The College and Center are extremely grateful to Bonnie for her everlasting gift and thank her for her generosity. Bonnie serves on the Center’s Resource Council and is the owner of Comfort Keepers, a provider of non-medical home assistance for seniors.

Howie Taylor

Howie Taylor ’61, an emeritus professor at Princeton University, has established two scholarships for African-American students: the Howard E. Taylor Minority Scholarship, and an endowed scholarship, which starts at $25,000. He hopes his gesture which has been meaningful to him will inspire others to do the same.

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