Fleet and Chester Wynne Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Education
Chester Wynne died in1976 and Fleet Wynne died in 1977 in Tyler, TX where they had resided for over forty years.
Mrs. Tomforde states: “It is a privilege that the scholarship has assisted, even in a small way, 20 students over the past years. I have received numerous letters of gratitude from recipients. It is reassuring to know that these young people are and will continue to be meaningful in the education of others.”
“There was no better way that I could honor my parents than to establish a scholarship in their names. I chose the College of Education because I believe the need for well educated and well trained young men and women to teach the growing population of our state is paramount to secure our public education system.”
Mrs. Tomforde received a B.A. in English from The University of Texas in 1947. She served on the Alumni Advisory Board to the College of Education for several years. Her granddaughter, Fleetwood Wynne McNabb Cunningham, is a 2006 graduate of The University of Texas School of Law.