EMPORIA, KS (05/06/2015)(readMedia)– Circumstances after World War II prevented R. from finishing college. Almost 50 years later, as a successful businessman, Shepherd and his wife, Augusta, established an endowment with the Emporia State University Foundation to help other young people facing a similar predicament.
Area students among the 12 named Shepherd Scholars are:
Olivia Henning of Newton, Kansas, majoring in music education
Peyton Wingert of Halstead, Kansas, majoring in mathematics
The endowment by R. Hershel and Augusta Shepherd goes to junior students who had completed 60 credit hours and are high academic achievers. The Shepherd family attended a luncheon with the honors students.
For more information on the Shepherd family’s gift, see www.emporia.edu/news/04/23/2015/shepherds-gift-makes-a-difference-in-the-lives-of-students.