For 15 years, Richard Mattingly worked with College of Education students as assistant dean for student affairs. He guided them in course choices and helped them navigate decisions about their careers. When he retired in 2012, he didn’t want his support for students to end, so he established the Richard A. Mattingly Endowed Scholarship. “I loved working with students and I wanted a way to help those who really needed it. I thought, ‘How else can I give back?’ A scholarship seemed like a great solution,” he says.
Benjamin Schwertner is a sport management major in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education (KHE). “I really appreciate Mr. Mattingly’s generous support. Like many other students, I struggle to completely afford the cost of such a great educational opportunity. This scholarship is helping me continue with a little more peace of mind. His support is really meaningful to students like me and I truly am grateful for it.” Chastity Chov is another beneficiary of Mattingly’s vision and is a senior studying athletic training. “Mr. Mattingly’s support is giving me the momentum to pursue my goal to be the first person in my family to earn a master’s degree and of being a female athletic trainer for a professional sports team. I am so grateful for his generosity and support.”