Robert E. "Bucky" Ward
This scholarship was established in 2007 by Robert E. “Bucky” Ward. In 1977, after graduating with a B.S. Degree in Business Education from Shippensburg State College, Bucky returned home to Allentown and was immediately hired as a teacher at his high school alma mater, Parkland School District.
As a member of numerous championship football and baseball teams at Parkland High School, and a member of Shippensburg's 1976 Pennsylvania State Co-Championship football team, Bucky Ward also quickly acquired a football coaching position at Parkland High School. Aer several years of teaching and coaching, he joined the corporate business world and accepted a position with IBM. While working in the Central PA area during the mid-1980s, he reconnected with Shippensburg University when he enrolled in the college's MBA program and quickly found that his corporate business experience was highly valued by the students, faculty, and administrative staff. Bucky became a frequent public speaker, motivator, and advisor for the John L. Grove College of Business.
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