January 25, 2010 12:00AM
Pittsburg State University announced this week the receipt of $87,000 from the estate of E. Neural R. Reagan to be used for scholarships for students in Plastics Engineering Technology. Mrs. Reagan, of Pittsburg, died in November 2008.
"This is an example of the many gifts the university receives from persons who have developed a strong bond with the university and its students, even though they, themselves, are not alumni," said Scott Roberts, director of the PSU Office of Development.
Mrs. Reagan first established a scholarship in Plastics Engineering Technology in 1980 in memory of her late husband, Maurice. Maurice Reagan was an electrical engineer who in retirement served on PSU's Plastics Advisory Committee. With this latest gift, the scholarship has been renamed the Maurice V. Reagan and E. Neural Reagan Plastics Engineering Technology Memorial Scholarship Fund. In accordance with the donor's wishes, preference in the selection of recipients is given to full-time Plastics Engineering Technology majors on the basis of academic merit and need.
"Although neither graduated from Pittsburg State University, Maurice and Neural Reagan cared a great deal about the success of students at this university," Roberts said. "They demonstrated that through their gifts of both time and resources. We are very grateful."
For information about endowed scholarships and gifts to the university, contact the Office of University Development at 620-235-4768.