The Cameron University Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of the Shirley Dale Endowed Scholarship, which will benefit Cameron University students who are visually impaired. An initial endowment of $10,000 has been made possible through donations by the Lawton Council of the Blind and Tommy Dale, husband of the late Shirley Dale.
“We must thank Kay Love, vice president for the Lawton Council of the Blind and second vice president for the Oklahoma Chapter of the Blind, for the creation of this endowment,” says Albert Johnson, Jr., Vice President for University Advancement. “Kay, a CU alumna and retired staff member who lost her sight to diabetes at an early age, knows full-well the challenges faced by students who are visually impaired and who are committed to completing a college degree. Through her dedication to the Lawton Council of the Blind, she developed a friendship with Mrs. Dale, who shared the Council’s vision to improve the lives of visually impaired community members. This scholarship memorializes Mrs. Dale’s commitment to a cause that was dear to her heart. Cameron University is appreciative of Mr. Tommy Dale for his donation that will recognize his late wife, Shirley, in perpetuity for her commitment to students with a vision impairment to have the means to support the attainment of a college education.”
Shirley Dale, a resident of Geronimo, passed away in April 2019. After losing her vision late in life, she joined the Lawton Council of the Blind and was actively involved in the organization’s many activities. Dale and her husband were avid motorcyclists who visited 49 states. She was a lifelong civil servant who also served as a reserve deputy for the Comanche County Sheriff’s Department.
December 17, 2019