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A Daughter's Lasting Tribute

Like many children growing up during the Great Depression, Rosemary P. Ramsey's parents had to quit school in order to assist their families financially. Yet they valued education so dearly that they insisted their two daughters receive a private education at Springfield Catholic Central High School. So her dad worked two jobs to make it a reality.

It was these values instilled in her by her parents that drove Ramsey to be the first in her family to attend college—and she chose Wright State University. "Had it not been for Wright State, I don't know if I would even have a bachelor's degree," she explained.

As a loving tribute to her parents, she established the Claude and Helen Ramsey Memorial Scholarship Fund. It acknowledges the three forces that have been so instrumental in her life: her parents, her high school, and Wright State. The scholarship is designated for Springfield Catholic Central High School graduates who major in any field within the Raj Soin College of Business. Read more »