Thomas R. Quann and Mary A. Kohli have had a continuing interest and commitment to WSU. Both Tom and Mary believe in “lifelong learning” and served in Cooperative Extension with pride. They believed that giving young people and adults opportunities to learn enhanced the learner’s lives as well as the communities in which they lived. They also appreciated the opportunities they had through professional development and in-service training to improve their own knowledge and skills.
Tom earned two degrees from WSC/WSU College of Agriculture, was proud of his status as a Golden Grad, and devoted his career to WSU Cooperative Extension, retiring in 1987. He began as a County Extension Agent but also served as an Extension 4-H Specialist, a District Supervisor, and in a leadership role with the WA State 4-H Foundation. After starting with Colorado State University Cooperative Extension, Mary came to WSU-CE and committed the rest of her career with over 25 years here. Between them, they were on the faculty for over 56 years.
Tom and Mary married in 1977. Three of Tom’s children, from his first marriage, graduated from WSU. His brother Jim also earned three WSU degrees and was a long time Registrar for the university.
Scholarships for undergraduate students in CAHNRS based on merit, financial need and service to the community. Scholarships would be provided with particular emphasis on students with financial needs and/or facing difficult circumstances in completing a college education (i.e. coming from families who have never attended college or single parents coming back to school). May be combined with the Patricia Quann-Baker and Family Scholarship.