Scholarship Funds Honor Faculty Couple, Colleagues

John and Jane Bartling

John and Jane Bartling

Between them, John and Jane Bartling taught and mentored hundreds of Truman students within their respective Mathematics and Health and Exercise Science departments. Both Hannibal, Mo., natives, their collective Truman teaching careers spanned 61 years.

To recognize and commemorate this long and impactful record of service to students and the campus community, Dr. John S. Bartling recently made a gift of securities valued at nearly $65,000 to establish four new scholarship funds with the Truman State University Foundation.

One scholarship honors his late wife, Jane Bartling, who passed away in the spring of 2013. Two others honor Jane’s colleagues and life-long friends, Regina Lindhorst and Jo Ann Weekley. The fourth honors Dr. Bartling’s 31-year mathematics teaching career.

The Jane Bartling Memorial Scholarship was established to memorialize and commemorate Jane’s distinguished teaching career at Truman. Jane received BSE and MA degrees from the University and shortly thereafter began a 30-year teaching career in physical education. She retired in 1998 and passed away in the spring of 2013. She was a member of many professional organizations, including the American Association of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, Delta Kappa Gamma and was a sponsor of the student chapter of the Missouri State Teachers Association at Truman. This fund is designed to provide opportunities for full-time students who are majoring in health and exercise science at Truman and have a record of achievement and service in extra-curricular or community groups and organizations.

The Regina Lindhorst and Jo Ann Weekley scholarships were established to honor two of Jane Bartling’s colleagues and life-long friends. Lindhorst received a BSE and MA from the University and taught dance courses at Truman from 1963 to 2005. Weekley received a BSE and MA from Truman and taught courses in physical education from 1966 to 2005. Both scholarships will support exercise science students at Truman.

The Dr. John S. Bartling Mathematics Scholarship was created to commemorate his long and memorable career at Truman. Dr. Bartling taught mathematics at the University from 1967 to 1998. He was selected Educator of the Year in 1977 by Alpha Phi Sigma. The purpose of this fund shall be to provide scholarship support to students majoring in mathematics, with preference for students from the Hannibal area.

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