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Health & Exercise Science

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Jane Bartling
This scholarship fund was established in 2013 by John Bartling of Kirksville, MO to memorialize and commemorate his wife’s distinguished teaching career at Truman State University. This fund is designed to provide opportunity for deserving students to receive a Truman State University education. Jane Bartling received BSE and MA degrees from Truman State University and shortly thereafter began a 30-year teaching career in physical education. She retired in 1998 and passed away in the spring of 2013. She was a member of many professional organizations, including the American Association of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, Delta Kappa Gamma and was a sponsor of the student chapter of the Missouri State Teachers Association at Truman.

Larry W. and Linda K. Boleach
This scholarship was established in 1997 by Steven ('67) and Marilyn Barger to honor Larry and Linda Boleach. Larry Boleach ('62, '65) taught in Truman's Exercise Science program for 35 years and retired in 2000. The scholarship is to be awarded annually during the Spring semester to a junior student for use during the student's senior year.

Jack and Melba Bowen
This scholarship was established in 1998 by Steven ('67) and Marilyn Barger in honor of Jack and Melba Bowen. Jack Bowen ('58, '61) taught in the Health and Exercise Science program at Truman for over 30 years and was in public education for a total of 42 years before his retirement in 2000.

Jennifer C. Boyce Memorial
This renewable scholarship was established in July, 2013 by the friends and classmates of Jenny Boyce. It was created to honor the memory of a woman who strived to live her life to the fullest and dedicated herself to teaching, encouraging and inspiring all those she met to reach their greatest potential through happiness, health and wellness. This scholarship will support students seeking Bachelor degrees in Health Science so that they may continue to inspire others and promote healthy life-styles.

Joseph P. Dolan Living Memorial
Dr. Joseph P. Dolan was head of Health & Exercise Science from 1961 until his death in 1974. This scholarship was developed by family and friends.

James J. Dougherty
This award was established by friends, relatives and his wife, Marie Wheatcraft Dougherty ('33). James Dougherty ('33) retired as Truman athletic director in 1974 after 12 years in that capacity and eight years as football coach.

Sina Faye Fowler Memorial
This scholarship was established by the estate of Sina Faye Fowler ('27) in 1970. Ms. Fowler served as a dietician in several hospitals and military hospitals throughout her career and published a book in 1937.

The Fulks Family
This scholarship was established in 2006 by Mr. Donald (Donnie) E. Fulks. It provides scholarship support for a nursing or pre-physical therapy student with demonstrated financial need. The scholarship honors Donnie's parents, James E. (Jug) and Phyllis L. Fulks, who were also his best friends. The scholarship also honors the rest of the Fulks family. Donnie was proud to have had six family members, in addition to himself, graduate from Truman. These family members are: Sharon (Fulks) Rardon '72 (sister), Mark Fulks '77 (brother), Janelle (Jessen) Fulks '78 (sister-in-law), April Fulks '02 (niece), Michelle Fulks '02 (niece) and Paul McQuillen '02 (nephew). Donnie graduated from Truman in 1980 with a bachelor of science degree in Business and Accountancy. He passed away in January, 2014; the scholarship he established is designed to be awarded in his family’s name in perpetuity.

Sheryl Fullerton Grim Memorial
This scholarship was established in 1959 by friends, family and members of Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority to honor Sheryl Grim's memory.

Regina Lindhorst
This scholarship was established in December of 2013 by Dr. John Bartling. The scholarship was established to honor Regina Lindhorst. Regina graduated from Truman with a BSE in Physical Education in 1963 and later completed her MA in Physical Education at Truman. She began her teaching career at Truman in 1964, teaching dance courses in Physical Education. Regina retired from Truman as Assistant Professor Emerita of Exercise Science in 2005. Regina was a long-time colleague and personal friend of Dr. Bartling's late wife, Jane (Poage) Bartling.

Suzanne (Hoffmann) Linke Education Endowed
This scholarship endowment was created in 2014 by Suzanne (Hoffmann) Linke of St. Louis, Missouri, to provide opportunity for deserving students to receive a Truman State University education. While an undergraduate student at Truman (then Northeast Missouri State Teachers College), Suzanne was an active member of several organizations including Alpha Phi Sigma and the Women's Recreation Association. Suzanne graduated in 1965 having earned a bachelor os science in education with an emphasis in physical education. After teaching for several years, she returned to the University and completed her Master of Arts in Education Administration in 1978. Suzanne dedicated her 35 year career to the physical wellness and education of students in the Ferguson-Florissant District in St. Louis, Missouri.

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).

Total Sports Therapy Graduate Studies Scholarship
This scholarship was established on July 1, 2020 by Drew and Katherine Giardina on behalf of Total Sports Therapy. Drew and Katherine both attended Truman State University and Drew later went to graduate school to earn his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from AT Still University. He opened Total Sports Therapy in 2006 to supply personalized outpatient orthopedic physical therapy in a relaxed and professional environment. Drew believes that the professional and academic foundation created at Truman State University was integral in his success as a graduate student and then later as a professional in the field of Physical Therapy. In wanting to give back, this scholarship was created to financially assist a deserving undergraduate student who is looking to attend graduate studies in physical therapy for the purposes of becoming a licensed Physical Therapist.

Jo Ann Weekley
This scholarship was established in December of 2013 by Dr. John Bartling. The scholarship was established to honor Jo Ann Weekley. Jo Ann graduated from Truman with a BSE in Physical Education in 1966. She began her career as a teacher for the St. Louis Board of Education from 1964-1966. Returning to Truman in the Fall of 1966, Jo Ann taught courses in Physical Education as well as coached the Truman Softball team from 1973-1978. Jo Ann Weekley was a long-time colleague and personal friend of Dr. Bartling's late wife, Jane (Poage) Bartling.

Betty Jo White, D.O. Science
This scholarship was established by Betty Jo White, D.O., FACOS, in 2006 to support pre-osteopathic students with an interest in the Still National Osteopathic Museum in Kirksville, MO. In 1967, Dr. Betty Jo White (1959)became the first female to complete a General Surgery residency in the Osteopathic profession. By setting up this scholarship, she hopes to inspire students to become Osteopathic physicians and to always have an interest in the Osteopathic History of the profession.

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