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Katherine and Thomas Leitch and Alexandra and Phillip Stoops

The McArthur Family Scholarship supports well-deserving students enrolled in the School of Engineering (including the Computer Science Department). It is part memorial fund and part an honorary fund celebrating members of the Ship Family.  
     In memory of William “Bill” Gerard McArthur ‘95:  Bill McArthur graduated from Shippensburg University in 1995 and later received an MBA from Indiana University.   Bill had an exceptional technical mind and was a compassionate leader serving in executive IT leadership roles at Scientific Games Inc, the Sands Corporation, and Resorts World, Las Vegas. Bill loved to travel and shared this love with his wife Stacey.   Bill had an overall love of life and was known for his sense of humor. Bill was an incredible husband, father, brother, son, and friend.
     In honor of William “Bill” George McArthur:  Initially, Bill was hired at Shippensburg State College to teach just one term, but during that time fell in love with the area and his colleagues. He worked at Shippensburg for 27 years until his retirement in 1996. When the Shippensburg Mathematics department started a program in Computer Science, Bill began teaching computer science and computer programming. During his tenure at Shippensburg University, Bill coached the Shippensburg University computer programming team for about 10 years. The team competed in regional competitions and won the PA state college championship multiple times under his leadership.  
     In honor of Catherine “Cathy” Marie McArthur ‘76M:   Cathy received her B.S. in Secondary Education from West Chester State College, becoming the first female in her family to receive a college degree.  She earned her Masters degree in 1976 from Shippensburg State College.  Over the years, she taught as various schools throughout Pennsylvania and Florida.  Cathy began her teaching career in Plymouth Whitemarsh High School, where she taught English for three years.  Cathy then moved to State College, PA while her husband, Bill McArthur, was completing his PhD.  She moved to Shippensburg in 1969 when Bill began teaching at Shippensburg State College.  Cathy was active in the Shippensburg community and was a member of the Shippensburg Public Library Board. 
Scholarships associated with Katherine and Thomas Leitch and Alexandra and Phillip Stoops
  • McArthur Family Scholarship