Architecture Class of 1966 Endows Student Scholarship

Alumni from the architecture student Class of 1966 have banded together to create the Class of '66 Architectural Scholarship Fund. This initiative was started in 2006, reached endowment level this year and in 2016 – the 50th anniversary year of the Class of 1966 – will be available to provide financial support to undergraduate or graduate architecture students based on merit and financial need.

The effort to create this endowed scholarship has, to date, included a dozen members of the class of 1966, including John Corkill, Tom Kerns, Gary Schaefer, Tom Casey, Henry Abbot, Marty Crahan, Frank Gerlak, Frank Norcross, Richard Pritts, Stuart Shaffer, Judith Solomon and Doug Weatherby. Alumni from this class have remained in close contact over the nearly five decades that have passed since their Ohio State University graduate date. While several of the alumni who supported the endowment still live in Ohio, the rest coordinated their activities from points as distant as Virginia, Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, California and Washington.

Plans are underway for a Class of 1966 reunion at the Knowlton School in 2016 at which alumni will meet current Knowlton students supported by this new scholarship.

(Above image: Gary Schaefer, Marty Crahan and Tom Kerns of the Class of 1966 in Bologna, Italy in May 2014)