Helen Jeanne Helble Memorial Scholarship
A love for learning lies at the heart of the Helble family, and the Helen Jeanne Helble Memorial Scholarship is one way to continue the legacy.
Helen Jeanne Helble, who taught fourth grade for 25 years, has been described as one of the most beloved educators in the Central Community School System in DeWitt, Iowa. She instilled her love for teaching in her daughter, Donna Helble, who taught in the Winona Area Public Schools before earning her doctoral degree. She is now a professor of education at Winona State.
“My father, Donald Helble, established the scholarship as a way to honor my mother, and to recognize my own teaching,” says Donna.“He visited my classes at Winona State several times and connected with the students and with the mission of the university. He fell in love with this campus and all that goes on here.”
“Education was revered in my home. My father established has not only established this scholarship here at WSU, but also ones at Simpson College, where I went as an undergraduate, and Iowa State University. He is spreading his passion for learning at institutions that have been important in our lives,” continues Donna.
Donald W. Helble established the Helen Jeanne Helble Memorial Scholarship in honor of his late wife, who died in 1983. It is awarded to juniors or seniors, with preference for students from the state of Iowa, who desire to teach and have been admitted to the College of Education.
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