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Moorefield, Robert G. and Kathleen K. Endowment
Robert G. and Kathleen Karr Moorefield established the The Robert G. and Kathleen K. Moorefield Endowment with the objective of helping The University of Akron prepare deserving youth for a responsible, productive life in a competitive world.
Kitty and Bob met as freshmen at The University of Akron and grew together in the atmosphere of the then-small University. Kitty graduated in 1944 with a B.S. in education, and Bob graduated in 1947 with a B.S. in business administration—delayed three years by his World War II military service. Warm memories of The University of Akron include Kitty’s election as May Queen and Bob’s election as president of the Lone Star Fraternity during their respective senior years. Bob was recruited on campus by the FBI. After his training by the organization, Kit and Bob were married in Akron and set out to serve in Miami, New York City, California, and Washington, D.C. They retired from government service to second careers in cattle raising and real estate investment in the foothills of Virginia.
Scholarships from this fund are to be awarded to students seeking a bachelor of science degree, with preference to students who have served honorably in any branch of the United States military, as well as active members of the Lone Star Fraternity who are in good standing. Recipients are to be in their sophomore year or above, with selection based on academic standing and financial need.