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June 2001

Release Date: June 25, 2001

Estate Gift Creates Endowment to Benefit Coleman County Graduates

A scholarship endowment to benefit graduates of Coleman County high schools, the second such endowment created by the generosity of the late Frances Trammel Moore of Coleman, has been established at Angelo State University under provisions of her will.

Mrs. Moore left $283,000 in her estate for ASU to establish the Al B. and Frances Trammel Moore Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is to benefit worthy and deserving Coleman High School graduates with financial need.

In 1987 Mrs. Moore and her husband, Al B. Moore, established the Josephine Morris Ballard Memorial Scholarship to benefit high school graduates from Coleman County. Since its establishment, the scholarship fund has provided more than $9,200 in financial aid to students in the Coleman area.

Mrs. Moore died Feb. 16 of last year in Coleman at the age of 90. Both she and her husband were recognized by the Coleman Independent School District and Angelo State University when they created the Josephine Morris Ballard Memorial Scholarship in 1987.

"The Moores had a great fondness for Coleman County and its residents," said Michael P. Ryan, ASU vice president for university relations and development. "As a result, they wanted to make sure that deserving students who might need a helping hand to afford a college education had an opportunity to attend Angelo State.

"Their generosity and their concern for educating the youth of Coleman County will leave not just one but rather two lasting legacies that will touch the future of many young lives for years to come in West Texas," Ryan said.