OC Establishes John & Connie Maple Scholarship

OC honored one of its faculty giants with the establishment of the John and Connie Maple Endowed History Scholarship. 

Dr. John Maple (72) has been a fixture on the OC faculty for 37 years, serving as chair of the Department of History and Political Science, and teaching History and Western Civilization to thousands of students. 

He and his wife Connie (Hukle 95), a longtime university librarian, met at OC and have sent their four children here: Becky (94) Valentine, John (95), Joel (99) and Rachel Huddleston (01). 

“For multiple generations of OC students, the study of history – particularly European history – is inseparable from the quiet, but profound, counsel of Dr. John Maple,” Vice President for Advancement Kent Allen (79) said. “Dr. Maple’s work has been a passion project with divine purpose. This scholarship celebrates a giant’s ongoing legacy by bringing talented, faith-driven historians to OC.” 

Multiple donations helped fund the scholarship, including an anchor gift from alumni Jay (86) and Susan (Fuller 87) Tabor. 

Summer 2014

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