Bowling Green State University has announced that Jane Cashell, a 1955 graduate of the BGSU College of Education and Human Development, has donated $182,000 to the University, half of which will be used to create the Paul L. Cashell Men's Golf Scholarship.
Cashell created the golf scholarship in remembrance of her husband Paul, with whom she was married 55 years.
"I wanted to honor someone who I loved, and something that he loved," Cashell said. "This golf scholarship is how I chose to do that and I encourage others to find a way to honor those whom they love as well."
The Paul L. Cashell Men's Golf Scholarship was created in the memory of Paul Cashell, 1954 graduate of BGSU in the College of Business Administration. Paul was an avid golfer who began playing at an early age at a local golf course. Known for his straight shot, Paul had five holes-in-ones over the years, including one just months before he passed away. He and his wife Jane golfed together throughout their lives. Jane created this scholarship in memory of Paul at his alma mater to honor his love of the game by supporting student-athletes dedicated to the sport.
"We are so grateful that Jane has decided to make this donation to the men's golf program," Kevin Farrell, first-year head coach, said. "This will make a significant impact and will help elevate our program in the direction we are trying to take it."
Along with the golf scholarship, Cashell is creating the V. Jane Cashell Social Studies Education Scholarship, which is created to support students pursuing careers in middle or high school social studies education. Cashell taught seventh and eighth grade social studies for 13 years before becoming a supervisor of curriculum and instruction with the Richland County Board of Education. During that period of time, she served as President of the Ohio Council for the Social Studies and was honored with several awards for her teaching and service to education. Among these was the prestigious Schoolmen's Medal from the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge. Additionally, Jane won first place in the high school division in the Kazanjian Foundation Economic Education Awards Program, which is administered by the Joint Council on Economic Education. Jane chose to create this scholarship in the College of Education and Human Development in order to support the dedicated students who will go on to educate our leaders of future generations.