Andrew and Nora Teague Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Type: Endowed

Donor: David and Bernadine Teague

Established: 2009

Andrew Teague was born in 1906.  His memories of the Great Depression created a desire to be in control of his own destiny.  Andrew received an Engineering degree from Oklahoma State University, and his younger sister and brother also earned degrees.  While training in California for World War II, he saw the growth opportunities and relocated his family there after the war.  Those around Andrew respected his education and community service.  His wife, Nora Belle Thornberry Teague, was also influenced by the Depression and taught school in the Ozarks with only a high school education.  They both encouraged their children in every aspect of learning.  David, Andrew and Nora’s son, remembers Sunday School in their front yard and Vacation Bible School in the back pasture, because there were no churches nearby.  Later, Andrew’s faith became more personal, and he reveled in sharing Jesus with his Sunday School class or helping in ministry.  David, who after his parents’ death began to truly appreciate his heritage, created this scholarship in their memory.