Edmond man gives gift to Southwestern Oklahoma State University
The Lucille and Mike North Endowment at Southwestern Oklahoma State University will focus on students with military connections.
EDMOND — The Lucille and Mike North Endowment to support the President's Leadership Class at Southwestern Oklahoma State University has been established with the SWOSU Foundation in Weatherford.
Mike North, of Edmond, gave $40,000 to the scholarship endowment. The selection has an emphasis on students of veterans or students who are intending to enter the military.
“We at SWOSU are very appreciative of Mike's commitment to our institution and this important leadership program,” said university President Randy Beutler. “We are proud to have this endowment in his and his grandmother's name. Lucille was a great inspiration to many in the Weatherford community due to her commitment to service and education.”
Lucille North, who died in 2002, was Mike North's grandmother. She grew up in Weatherford and graduated in 1927 with an education degree from Southwestern. She began her teaching career in Okeene and Corn before her marriage to Roy North in 1931. She received her master's degree in education and taught third grade at Weatherford East Elementary School until her retirement in 1971.