Lydia M. Ramsey Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Type: Endowed

Donor: Derwood and Kathryn Blackwell

Established: 1969

Derwood and Kathryn Blackwell created this endowed scholarship in memory of Kathryn's mother, Lydia M. Ramsey.  Derwood was a graduate of Perkins Seminary at Southern Methodist University (SMU). Kathryn has a degree from SMU in voice.   Derwood received an honorary doctorate from JBU in 1964 upon recommendation of Texas State Senator Mayfield. The Blackwells visited JBU in the late 70's or early 80's and really liked what they saw. They followed with keen interest the good work being done and wanted to be a part of it.  The Blackwells believed strongly in the "Head, Heart, Hand" philosophy of John Brown University.  Derwood died in 1994.  Kathryn died in 2011.