Marshall scholarship honors late graduate
HUNTINGTON -- The Marshall University Foundation Inc. has established an endowed fund known as the Richard Gray Wendell Memorial Scholarship.
The fund was established by Richard Gray Wendell's brother, Charles H. Wendell. Richard Wendell was killed in a 1977 car accident.
Richard Wendell graduated from Marshall University in 1973 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and a major in accounting.
The recipient of scholarship will be a full-time student majoring in accounting in the College of Business who is in good academic standing.
"He was a business major at Marshall just like I was, so I wanted (the scholarship) to be for a business student," Charles Wendell said. "He was killed shortly after graduating from Marshall, so I just wanted to establish a scholarship in his memory."
Charles Wendell splits his time between Fayetteville, West Virginia, and Charleston, South Carolina.
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