Burl Hunt, professor emeritus of secondary education and educational media in the School of Education, passed away Dec. 19, 2014. He and wife, Clara – materials access librarian emerita and assistant professor emerita in the J.D. Williams Library – created the Burl and Clara Smith Hunt Teacher Education Scholarship in 1992 to offer assistance to deserving junior and senior female students based on need, with priority given to nontraditional students. In additional to the many contributions they made as faculty members, the Hunts were faithful university benefactors. Burl Hunt said in a former newsletter article that he and his wife hoped to “continue touching the lives of future teachers” through their scholarships. Clara Hunt maintains their home in Oxford.
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