A new Rowan College at Gloucester County (RCGC) scholarship endowment in memory of former baseball player and United States Army veteran David B. Pyne inspires Business Administration majors to swing for the fences.
David was an ardent baseball fan who played shortstop as a freshman for the Glassboro State College (now Rowan University) baseball team prior to enlisting in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. David played on the Army baseball team and after serving his country, he returned to college to earn a degree in accounting. During that time, he met and married Sara (Sue) Gullo and the couple became the proud parents of two daughters. David was employed in the propane gas industry. His love of the game — both playing and coaching — continued throughout his lifetime.
David and Sue’s daughters (Tara & Tina) played softball for Highland High School and David enjoyed teaching them how to play the game he loved. After college, the girls married and they each have two beautiful daughters. Unfortunately, David never had a chance to meet his four granddaughters. This endowment is a way for his girls to know that every year a student at the college is helped by their grandfather’s legacy.
“David was committed to his family, country and teammates. This endowment will serve as a legacy to inspire students to share his passion for knowledge and work together to improve the lives of others,” stated RCGC President Frederick Keating.
The David B. Pyne Memorial Scholarship establishes a $500 award annually to a first- or second-year, full-time student majoring in Business Administration, who maintains a 2.0 GPA or higher, with plans to pursue a four-year degree and a career in accounting. High school students planning to enroll at RCGC with a GPA equivalent to a C or higher can also apply. The scholarship may be used for tuition, books or fees. In addition, students are required to complete a 250-word essay. Financial need will also be taken into consideration.
For more information on student scholarships, visit RCGC.edu/Scholarships.
Rowan College at Gloucester County is located on a 250-acre campus on Tanyard Road, Deptford, just off Exit 56 of Route 55.