A $30,000 contribution from former Kansas Gov. John Carlin's 1990 campaign fund will provide scholarships for graduate teaching assistants at Kansas University, a KU official announced today.
Howard Mossberg, acting vice chancellor for research, graduate studies and public service, said the gift to the KU Endowment Association has established the John and Diana Bartelli Carlin Graduate Teaching Scholarship Fund to recognize outstanding teaching by a graduate teaching assistant at KU.
Mossberg said the scholarship fund "is directed toward one of the university's and the nation's most pressing needs: funds to encourage, assist and reward graduate students who are talented teachers."
Carlin served two terms as Kansas governor, from 1979 to 1987, and made a bid for the 1990 Democratic nomination for governor. The scholarship fund has been created with money remaining in his campaign fund.
A Kansas State University graduate, Carlin served as a visiting lecturer at KU during the 1988-89 academic year. He currently is president of Midwest Superconductivity, Inc., a Lawrence-based, private company that works with KU to promote research on superconductivity.
Diana Bartelli Carlin graduated from KU with a bachelor's degree in education in 1972 and a master's degree in 1974. She is an assistant professor in the department of communication studies at KU.
The gift has been included in Campaign Kansas, KU's fund-raising drive.