Couple creates agriculture education scholarship to honor
|Bob '70, '72, '88 and Bunny
'70, '81 Broeckelman have established an Agricultural Education
Scholarship. (Photo: KSU Foundation)|
men named Howard greatly influenced the life of Bob Broeckelman ’70, ’72, ’88.
The first was Howard Wallace, the FFA teacher in Oakley, Kansas, where
Broeckelman grew up.
“He took a personal interest in me,”
Broeckelman said. “I ended up being a state officer and highly involved in FFA.
It totally changed my life.”
Then Broeckelman went to K-State and majored
in agricultural education, largely because of the positive influence of Howard
Wallace. This is when he met the second Howard — Howard Bradley, a professor of
agricultural education. Bradley was more than a teacher to Broeckelman; he was a
mentor and father figure.
Because of the positive impact these two
men had on his life, Broeckelman and his wife, Bunny ’70, ’81, were inspired to
create the Dr. Bob and Bunny Broeckelman Agricultural Education Scholarship.
This scholarship will support Kansas agricultural education students, who are
also members of Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity, while they are doing their teaching
“We like helping those who are firm in their
commitment to be ag teachers,” Broeckelman said. “We’re supporting agricultural
education because we believe in the education and leadership development FFA
gives to kids.”
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