Eugene A. and Ruth A. Kline Chemistry Scholarship Endowment
Ruth Ann Kline taught at Tennessee Technological University Campus School from 1974 until it closed. She then went on to teach at Northeast Elementary until 1997 when she retired with a total of 34 years of teaching in several states. Eugene A. Kline came from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, where he received the Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry. He started at Tennessee Technological University in 1973 as Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry. He became advisor to the Chemical Medical Sciences Club in early 1974. He taught organic chemistry and directed 12 graduate students who received their masters degrees. He became chairman of the Department's scholarship committee in the mid-80's and became a health preprofessional advisor in 1990. Their daughter, Natalie, graduated from Tennessee Tech and went on to pharmacy school. Their research-scholarship was started in appreciation of the many good relationships the Klines had with their many students, faculty, administrators, and staff on campus and in the community. It is, also, in honor of their many students who worked hard to succeed. It is to be used to support basic research in order to help students develop essential skills in better preparing for a variety of careers.
Scholarships associated with Eugene A. and Ruth A. Kline Chemistry Scholarship Endowment