Lois Mains Burkholder and Barbara Mains Wilson
The Floyd M. and Dorothy Heisey Mains Scholarship Fund was established as a memorial to Dorothy and in honor of Floyd by their daughters, Lois Mains Burkholder and Barbara Mains Wilson, in 1990.
Dorothy attended Shippensburg State Teacher's College, graduating in 1940. Throughout her adult life, Dorothy maintained a strong relationship with Shippensburg University. She served on the SU Alumni Executive Board, assisted in fundraising efforts, and chaired the reunion committee for the class of 1940's 50th reunion. Through her work as an elementary school teacher and as a volunteer hostess at the university's Little Red Schoolhouse, Dorothy touched the lives of thousands of children throughout Southcentral Pennsylvania,
Floyd was a life-long resident of the Shippensburg-Newville area, and graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1940. After retiring as General Manager and Executive Vice President of the Cumberland Valley Cooperative, he began a commitment to higher education in the State of
Pennsylvania and especially to Shippensburg University where he served as a trustee. He became a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Board of Governors when it was founded in 1983. One of Floyd’s priorities was always to make college education accessible and affordable for those who want it.
Scholarships associated with Lois Mains Burkholder and Barbara Mains Wilson