The Hoovers give Western Maryland stock worth $567,000 for scholarship

January 15, 1995

Honorary Trustee Samuel H. Hoover and his wife, Elsie, have donated stock valued at $567,000 to Western Maryland College to create a scholarship fund.

The Hoovers' gift will establish the largest endowed scholarship fund contributed by a living donor in the college's 128-year history. This most recent gift brings the Hoovers' total donations to $2.2 million, making them the most generous living donors in the history of the private liberal arts college.

"The Hoovers are Western Maryland's most exceptional benefactors," said College President Robert H. Chambers. "Their friendship, generosity and service to the college are unmatched. Both Sam and Elsie are lovely members of our community and their over whelming support of this institution is testimony to their love of learning and commitment to private higher education."

Dr. Hoover has been a trustee since 1972 and received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the college in 1979. A retired dentist who maintained a practice in Dundalk, Dr. Hoover lives with his wife in Hunt Valley.

XTC In 1988, the couple donated $1.2 million to the college to help fund the $10 million Hoover Library expansion and renovation which was dedicated in October 1991.

The project has received several architecture awards.

Active as a volunteer in many Maryland organizations, Dr. Hoover's service includes: member of the University of Maryland Board of Regents; charter member and first president of the Baltimore County Dental Association; past president of the Maryland State Dental Association, and also the Maryland Board of Dental Examiners; and recipient of a presidential citation for distinguished service to medicine from President Harry S. Truman.

Mrs. Hoover has volunteered with both the Methodist Church and the American Red Cross.

Recipients of the Samuel and Elsie Hoover Scholarship Fund will be decided by a newly appointed college committee of trustees including Wilbur Preston Jr., Dolores Snyder and Eric Peacher and coordinated by Patricia Williams, director of financial aid.

Baltimore Sun Articles
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.