May 13, 2010
Education proponent endows fund for English majors
MARYVILLE, Mo. - Dr. Eddice Barber, professor emerita from Minnesota State University, recently endowed the Eddice B. Barber English Scholarship for Northwest Missouri State University English majors.
As a student at Northwest, Barber majored in English and speech and graduated in 1942. The Burlington Junction native also has a master's from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.
Two of Barber's brothers, Lee and Kent, also are Bearcats and have endowed scholarships in their names at Northwest.
"I have given to both of my brothers' scholarships and thought I should have one for myself," said Barber, who lives in Mankato, Minn. "Education has always been a value in my family, and education has taken me many places. I want other students to get that same experience."
A proponent of education at any age, Barber is the co-founder of Mankato Area Life Long Learners, an organization established in 1996 that welcomes individuals to share the joys of learning and friendship in an academic setting.
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