Dr. John I. and Joallen Logan Moose Endowed Scholarship

Dr. John and Joallen Moose

Type: Endowed

Donor: Dr. John and Joallen Moose

Established: 2008

Dr. John Moose, raised in Morrilton, Arkansas, obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Pre-Med Chemistry from Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas.  He received a medical degree from the University of Arkansas Medical Center in Little Rock and interned at Baptist Hospital.  Dr. Moose completed two years of military service at the Air Force base in Orlando, Florida.  He then began practicing medicine in Siloam Springs in the fall of 1966 and continued until the fall of 1995.  Afterwards, he practiced part-time in Prairie Grove at First Care Family Doctors Clinic until 2002.  Dr. Moose, an active Rotarian, enjoyed raising flowers, collecting coins and stamps, and regular activities in the Gem and Mineral Society.  He made medical/construction mission trips to Haiti, El Salvador and Mexico.  He served as a trustee for John Brown University from 1985-1997, and was active in the Siloam Spring’s First United Methodist Church.  He and his wife have one son, two daughters, and four grandchildren.

Joallen Logan Moose, raised in Alabama and Arkansas, graduated from Hendrix College in 1959 with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Elementary Education.  A week later, she and John were married in Greene Chapel on the Hendrix campus.  For the next few years she was a medical secretary and 6th grade teacher in Little Rock.  After the Mooses had lived in Siloam Springs for many years, Joallen, after 7 years as a part-time student at JBU, received a degree in Biblical Studies in 1990.  As a Bible teacher, she has taught many classes in her home, at church, and in the community.  In the 1970’s she and several other women organized the Christian Women’s Luncheon which met at Dawn Hill and JBU, and ministered to women in Northwest Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma.  She served as a bloodmobile chairman for Red Cross and Community Blood Center for 17 years, volunteered as a Laubach tutor, Literacy Council board member, and in community service projects as a member of Coterie, Rotary Anns, and Civitan clubs.  Ministry to women and children’s shelters, nursing homes and shut-ins is a focus – also musical activities in church choir and hand bells, and the Chorale of the Ozarks.  In 2005, Mrs. Moose was honored at the local Chamber of Commerce banquet with the “Pioneer Citizen of the Year” award.  Dr. Moose passed away in 2017.

The “Maranatha!” clock tower that stands in the middle of JBU’s campus was built in 2002 through a generous gift from Dr. John I. Moose and Joallen Logan Moose.