CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., May 15, 2013 – The Rose Marie and Don Bartel Scholarship has been endowed through the Southeast Missouri University Foundation.
The scholarship was established with a $15,000 gift from Mr. and Mrs. Don Bartel.
The recipient of the scholarship will be a student who is enrolled at Southeast majoring in elementary education with at least a 2.75 grade point average. Second preference will be given to a student majoring in music. The University Scholarship Committee will select the recipient.
Rose Marie Dunnegan, a 1963 graduate, received a Bachelor of Science in Education with a major in elementary education from Southeast. She was active in the Department of Music during her four years on campus as a member of the Golden Eagles Marching Band, orchestra and chorus.
A native Missourian, Dunnegan had many teachers who influenced her decision to enter the education field. She taught for more than 30 years combined in the Ritenour District, Center District in Kansas City, Mo., and in the military base school in Lawton, Okla.
Dunnegan married “the boy next door,” Don Bartel, in 1964. Bartel, an alumnus of the Missouri University of Science and Technology with a degree in mechanical engineering, was employed in the engineering field his entire professional career. It was an opportunity to finish his career at the Lawrence Livermore National Lab that took them to Pleasanton, Calif., where they currently reside.
Dunnegan is a member of the Missouri National Education Association and Missouri Retired Teacher Association. Their son, Robert Sean Bartel, is an ExxonMobil chemical engineer currently working in Singapore.