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Sociology Anthropology

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The Examined Life
This scholarship was established by Beth Johns ('96) to promote self-reflective thinking.

Jack W. Hines Memorial
The family of Dr. Jack W. Hines established this scholarship in 1977 as a memorial to a man who served Truman as an instructor of political science from 1968 through 1976.

Dr. William Kitts Memorial
Friends and relatives have memorialized Dr. William Kitts through a scholarship endowed in 1983. Kitts came to Truman in 1966 and served as associate professor of social science education through his retirement in 1978.

Bonnie (Neuner) and Kevin Kuebler Social Science
This annual scholarship was established in 2000 by Bonnie (Neuner) ('87) and Kevin Kuebler ('90) to provide financial support for a deserving social science student.

Rudy Ray and Jean Ann Otte Seward Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Rudy Ray and Jean Ann Seward on September 6, 2021, the date of their 52nd Wedding Anniversary. Rudy graduated Cum Laude from Northeast Missouri State University with a BS in Education in 1966, with majors in Sociology and History, and earned a MA and Ph.D. in Sociology at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale in 1969 and 1974. His academic career resulted in appointment as Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of North Texas, Denton. Jean graduated from a collaborative program at Quincy College in Illinois with the School of Physical Therapy at Mayo Foundation earning both a BS in Biological Science and Certificate in PT. She founded, and was president, of a therapy business and fitness center, jointly with Rudy. Their scholarship will benefit first generation students like themselves, with an interest in sociology, history, or health science (especially pre-physical therapy).

John and Denise Teal Sociology and Anthropology
The purpose of this endowed scholarship fund is to provide scholarships to US citizens with high financial need at Truman State University. Preference is given to students majoring in Sociology or Anthropology. The fund will be established with an estate gift from the Teals. John Teal is a 1978 graduate of Truman State University and retired senior nuclear specialist with First Energy Corporation. He served in the US Army, attaining the rank of Sergeant. Denise Teal is a 1977 graduate of Truman and retired from a career in law and other business ventures. This scholarship is presented to students in appreciation of the educational opportunities the Teals received from Truman State University.

Terry and Faye Whitworth Social and Cultural Studies
This scholarship was established in 2019 with a cash gift made by Terry and Faye Whitworth of Tacoma, Washington. Terry and Faye were graduates of Truman State University (1968). Terry graduated with a Bachelor of Science in education (Zoology) and Faye with a Bachelor of Science in Education (Social Science). Both Terry and Faye earned post graduate degrees from Utah State University. Faye holds a Master of Science and Master of Education and Terry holds a Master of Science and PhD in Entomology. Upon earning his PhD, Terry worked as an entomologist for a pest control company in Tacoma, Washington and Faye taught high school History. Terry eventually started Whitworth Pest Solutions and is an adjunct professor with the entomology department at Washington State University. He has devoted many years to the study of blow flies and their relatives and is well known as an expert in the taxonomy of the family. Both Terry and Faye credit their education at Truman for preparing them for graduate studies and successful careers.

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