Rose State College has established two new endowments totaling $50,000. The funds were established with pledges of $25,000 each from generous donors in the community.
The Ken and JoAnn Bartlett Endowment was established for second year students at Rose State. Ken and JoAnn Bartlett were very active in their community, and Ken, a former Rose State College Regent, continues to serve on numerous Boards to this day. “Mr. Bartlett has always had a passion for our students and his unwavering dedication to this college ensures students will have an opportunity for a scholarship,” stated Rose State College Foundation Executive Director Cindy Mikeman.
The Trooper John Holland Endowment was established for students in the Rose State Criminal Justice program. Trooper Holland was a Lieutenant with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and retired after twenty years of service. After leaving the OHP, Holland continued working for the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety as a Senior Driver’s License Examiner for 10 years. Trooper Holland’s family and friends are proud to establish a scholarship in his name for future criminal justice majors to begin a career that he so enjoyed.
“These are generous gifts that will continue giving to the Rose State students, “stated Mikeman.
The endowments will start funding scholarship opportunities in the fall of 2019.