Cameron University Foundation establishes new endowed scholarship in memory of Priscilla “Pat” Welker

The Cameron University Foundation has added a new endowed scholarship thanks to the generosity of alumnus Paul Welker, who has established the Priscilla Rose “Pat” Welker Endowed Scholarship in honor of his late wife. The scholarship will benefit students who are veterans and who are pursuing a degree in the area of computing and technology.

“After losing his wife late last year, Mr. Welker has chosen to honor her commitment to veterans by establishing this endowed scholarship,” says Albert Johnson, Jr., Vice President for University Advancement. “The Cameron University Foundation is appreciative of the opportunity to help students through this legacy gift. We are thankful to Mr. Welker for making this endowed scholarship possible.”

A native of Lawton, the late Mrs. Welker studied computer science at Cameron University. Following 28 years on the staff of Public Service Company of Oklahoma, she retired in 2002 to her country home in Cache. Through her active participation in the American Legion Auxiliary, she was able to demonstrate her care and concern for veterans across Oklahoma. As state president of the American Legion Auxiliary in 2002-03, she toured all 77 counties and more than 300 posts. She was honored with numerous awards by professional and fraternal clubs. Mrs. Welker served in the VFW, Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary, PSO Retirees and Foretravel Motorcade Club and also did work for AMVETS, St. Jude's and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

A 1978 Cameron graduate, Mr. Welker is a member of the American Legion. He is a retired Lawton police officer.

Endowed scholarships managed by the Cameron University Foundation provide financial assistance to deserving students in perpetuity. To learn more about establishing an endowment, contact the Office of University Advancement at 580-581-2999.

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February 14, 2017