Dr. R. Gregory Lande and Brenda Lande of Silver Spring, Md., created an endowed fund in an effort to enhance the collections of Pickler Memorial Library so that it will continue to serve as an outstanding academic and cultural resource for the University and the community.
After graduating from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Lande served in the military for 20 years in a variety of clinical, academic and administrative positions. Upon his retirement he received the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievement. In addition to his continued medical practice, Dr. Lande is an avid historian, researcher and author. His work has appeared in more than 100 publications on topics ranging from medicine to history.
Brenda is a graduate of the University, earning her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology in 1976. During her time at Truman, she worked as a student assistant in Pickler Memorial Library. She has since earned her Master of Library Science degree from the University of Maryland and continues to work in the field.
The Lande Family Endowed Library Fund, established in 2012 with an initial gift of $15,000, is dedicated to purchasing materials related to military and American history for Pickler Memorial Library. In addition to Dr. Lande and Brenda, the fund also recognizes their son Galen Lande, as well as Maurice and Anne Lande in memoriam.