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TWU English professor’s estate endows scholarship for
More scholarships will be available to Texas Woman’s
University graduate students, thanks to a $325,000 gift from
the estate of Dr. Charles Bruce, emeritus professor of English.
The gift will be used for the Bruce Family Memorial Scholarship
Endowment to benefit graduate students in American Literature
who are native Texans.
Dr. Bruce joined
the TWU English department in 1969 and served the university
for more than 25 years until retiring in 1995. He passed away
in September 2005 at the age of 84.
was a congenial colleague with a devotion to American literature
and culture,” Dr. Phyllis Bridges, TWU professor of
English, said. “He also was known for living a modest
life — setting aside resources to benefit others.”
Dr. Bruce specialized
in teaching American literature, focusing on the authors Stephen
Crane, Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. He also served
as the co-chair of the TWU Writer’s Conference for several
years and was an invited panelist at many scholarly meetings.
Dr. Bruce was born
in Mount Vernon, TX and attended college at Texas Tech University,
where he earned his bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D.
in English with an emphasis on American literature.
For more information
on planned giving or to make a contribution to the Bruce Family
Memorial Scholarship Endowment, call the TWU Office of Institutional
Development at 940-898-3863.
Amanda McKeen Simpson
Director of News and Information
Tel: (940) 898-3456