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A charitable gift made by Arthur C. Piculell, Jr. has established and endowed  professorship in the name of Dr. John E. King.  The professorship’s purpose is to supplement the salary of a distinguished professor within The Teachers College at Emporia State University.

Dr. John E. King became the 11th president of the Kansas State Teachers College, now Emporia State University, in 1953. Following the example of Dr. John E. King, the Dr. John E. King Endowed Professor will embody the following characteristics: progressive, innovative, visionary, impactful and relationship building. This award is in honor and recognition of the impact that educational leaders like Dr. John E. King have on the lives of students. It is projected (but not mandatory) that this will be an annual award.

Once awarded, the recipient will receive a one-time salary supplement of $10,000, and thereafter maintain the title of Dr. John E. King Endowed Professor. The candidate receiving the second highest ranking may receive a one-time cash stipend of $2,500.



The application will consist of the following:

Selection will be made by a university selection committee comprised of three active Roe R. Cross Distinguished Professors who are not part of The Teachers College. The selection committee will be chosen by the dean of The Teachers College with input from the Academic Leadership Council.

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