To support Marion High School programs and projects in the sciences (lab supplies, research opportunities, student scholarships, etc).
The Keller family opened this endowment in Fall of 2018 because of their passion for providing educational opportunities in the sciences at Marion High School. This fund was created by Kathleen Keller with the support of her family, brother Jon Paul – MHS 1996, and parents Jack and Esther Keller.
Kathleen Keller is a 1991 graduate of Marion High School. She received a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Marquette University in 1995 and a Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences from Rutgers University in 2002. Using the strong foundation in the sciences she gained from teachers at Marion High School, Kathleen has gone on to become an award winning, nationally funded researcher in childhood eating behavior and obesity. She is currently a professor at The Pennsylvania State University.
We opened this endowment to give back to the students of Marion High School. MHS holds a special place in our hearts because of the many opportunities we enjoyed to expand our educational, athletic, and artistic horizons. Today more than ever, getting a strong education in the sciences is important for future success.
“I created this fund because Marion High School means a lot to me and I wanted to find some small way to give back. I had so many educational opportunities and wonderful teachers who prepared me to be successful in college and in my current profession as a scientist. By creating this fund, I hope to be able to contribute to the excellent tradition in science education at Marion High School,” said Dr. Keller.
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