New estate gifts to WSU create scholarships for undergraduates
Apr 1, 2008 10:24 AM | Print
The Wichita State University Foundation has received gifts of more than $250,000 from the estates of J. Eleanor Webb and Leota Decarsky to support undergraduate scholarships.
Webb, a Caldwell native, received her nursing diploma from Wesley Hospital School of Nursing in 1942. She worked as a registered nurse for 10 years, including time with Dr. Frank L. Menehan, a pediatrician who practiced in the Brown Building (downtown Wichita). Webb was married to Morris Webb, who died in 2002.
Although Decarsky never attended Wichita State, three of her siblings did graduate from WSU. One of these siblings, her sister Karen Reynolds, also has been a longtime staff member at the university.
"We are deeply grateful for the forethought of these two women," said Michael Lamb, WSU Foundation vice president for planned giving. "By including gift provisions in their estate plans, they will help support WSU students for years to come."
Elliott School students head for Flint Hills for stories
Work to begin soon on five-story residence hall
New splints would stabilize injuries
Alumni profile: Kris and Leslie Wessel
GoShockers: Shockers win All-Sports Trophy
Revised Wichita metro indices
WSU senior will graduate with 4.0
Astronomy internship accepts WSU senior
Hundley working on books detailing research
Fundraising award goes to Wilson Baldridge
Faculty/staff news update: March/April 2013
Wichita State to host bestselling author
Kansas patenting data analyzed
Student profile: Karissa Gilchrist
Scholarship will support real estate interest
WSU names interim dean for business school
Strategic plan presented
Faculty profile: Bob Workman
Student profile: Laura Schlapp
SHRM Foundation scholarship recipient
Wichita Home School wins Frontier Trails BEST
New debate format should help voters
ACT prep workshop set for Oct. 13
Saturn and things that aren't comets