罗伯特Youngstrom and Mary Youngstrom Stunz
During his years as associate director of Extension at the 爱达荷州大学, 阿卡罗. Youngstrom was a consistent supporter of 4-H programs, said his son, 罗伯特·C. Youngstrom的57, ’61, 博伊西, and daughter Mary Youngstrom Stunz ’61, who lives in California’s Sacramento area.
的兄弟姐妹, interviewed on campus in September 2012, 每个人都捐了100美元吗,000 to establish the Youngstrom 4-H 教师 Excellence Endowment honoring their parents, 已故的卡罗尔·奥. 和伊丽莎白E. Youngstrom.
Their gifts help launch 4-H’s efforts to raise $1 million for the 4-H Foundation, which would bring the total of the Friends of 4-H Endowment to more than $3 million. Interest earned from the endowment provides college scholarships for 4-H youth, helps low-income 4-H members attend state and national events, and awards county 4-H leaders with numerous opportunities to initiate and sustain youth programming.
阿卡罗. Youngstrom, 他是在卡尔弗长大的, 俄勒冈州, began 40 years of service to the university in 1929 as an assistant agricultural economist. In 1939, the family moved to 博伊西 where, in 1944, he became associate director of the Extension service, a position he held until his retirement in 1969.
“Both Mom and Dad believed in the value of 4-H and were early contributors to 4-H’s endowment,”罗伯特说.
“Both were inducted into the 4-H Hall of Fame in 2002,” added Mary. “Mother served as honorary co-chair of the Idaho 4-H Endowment Campaign in 2002 to ’03. We’re pleased to be able to honor our parents in this way. 父亲是爱达荷州的律师. He knew everybody in agriculture. He was so good in Extension because he paid attention to legislators and to all people.”
罗伯特。, 一个律师, spent much of his life as an Idaho Industrial Commission hearing officer where he heard workers compensation claims and unemployment insurance appeals. Mary, a graduate of the College of Education, married Harry Stunz '61, a dentist. They raised two sons in California, and now she is enjoying her grandchildren there, one of whom is showing an interest in attending the U of I.
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