Students studying medical technology at the Kansas University Medical Center will be the beneficiaries of a $1.3 million gift from the estate of a Dodge City woman.
The donation to the KU Endowment Association is from the estate of June Hull Sherrid, who earned her medical technologist certification from the KU Medical Center in 1944.
"The University of Kansas is deeply grateful for this magnificent gift," said Del Shankel, who was KU chancellor when the gift was received. "Medical technologists are important health-care professionals who will continue to play significant
The June Hull Sherrid Scholarship Fund, created specifically to assist graduates of Kansas high schools, is the second fund in her name established at the KU Endowment Association.
The first fund, created in 1986, has provided financial assistance for more than 25 KU medical technology students. At the time of June Sherrid's death in 1993, the original scholarship fund exceeded $80,000.
June Hull Sherrid was born March 21, 1920, in McPherson. She grew up in Dodge City and received a bachelor's degree in medical technology from Kansas State University in 1942.
During her 15-year career, she worked at Hadley Memorial Hospital in Hays and Murray Memorial Hospital and Trinity Hospital in Dodge City.
She was married to Clell Sherrid, who died in 1971.
According to national statistics, medical technology continues to be a rapidly growing field. Sources predict that by 2000, 60,000 medical technologists will be needed to perform an increasing number of laboratory procedures being developed today, the endowment association said.