Scholarship Biographies

Full biographies and scholarship criteria are avaliable by clicking on each name and then scrolling to the listed page number.


  • Jennet Ackerman Memorial Scholarship--Kaitlyn Smith
  • Albany VFW Post 9893 Honorary Scholarship--Josh Barnes
  • Alexander Faculty and Staff Scholarship--Brody McGrath
  • Gary Bartlett Memorial Scholarship--Hannah Nataly
  • Don and Lucille Battrell Memorial Scholarship—Steve Ervin
  • Lawrence Bean Memorial Scholarship—Adrian Love
  • Bryan Bell Memorial Scholarship—Kaylyn Sigman
  • Everett Boggess Memorial Scholarship--Rosalind Massey
  • Chris Bolin Memorial Scholarship—Kylee Sams
  • Bray Family Memorial Scholarship—Dana Jolley
  • Brooks Family Scholarship—Jennifer Matteson
  • Ray and Margaret Brooks Memorial Scholarship--Josie Gogel
  • Everett and Bernice Conkey and Mary Nardo Memorial Scholarship--Allyson Malone
  • Mexie and Max Crabtree Memorial Scholarship—Abby Swintek
  • Ward and Darlene Memorial and Honorary Scholarship--Noelle Mash
  • Randy Dillinger Honorary Scholarship—Allie McClain
  • Scott and Don Dillinger Memorial Scholarship--Danielle Adelsberger
  • David Enlow Memorial Scholarship—Kaylyn Sigman
  • Dr. David Evans Memorial Scholarship—Michaela Ashley
  • Ryan Ferguson Memorial Scholarship—Josie Gogel
  • FFA Alumni Scholarship in Memory of John Sewell, Adam Fitzgerald, and Nathan Coe—Ryan Dael
  • Noah Gillogly Memorial Scholarship--Brody McGrath
  • Hamill Family Memorial Scholarship—Meghan Surbella
  • Tom Hutchison Memorial Scholarship—Steve Ervin
  • Adam Jolley Memorial Scholarship—Dana Jolley
  • Megan Keffer Memorial Scholarship—Brooke Russell
  • Jerry Keiter Memorial Scholarship—Alisha Smith
  • Kennedy-Swain Memorial Scholarship--Collin Crouse
  • Brandon, Sharon, Greg Lowry and Vela Kay Hunter Memorial Scholarship—Haley Hobbs
  • Anne Laufman Memorial Scholarship--Kylee Sams
  • Eric Mansfield Memorial Scholarship—Jacob Riggs
  • James McCamish Memorial Scholarship—Hannah Nataly
  • Greg McDaniel Memorial Scholarship--Mary Jess Daugherty
  • Ed Pennington Memorial Scholarship—Nicole Baringer
  • Thelma Raines Honorary Scholarship—Kaitlyn Smith
  • Lewis and Helen Sauer Memorial Scholarship—Dakota Arledge
  • Kevin Shaner Memorial Scholarship—Rebecca Zimmerman
  • Joe and Mabel Theiss Memorial Scholarship—Bryce Chesser
  • Ed Waldron Memorial Scholarship--Michaela Moody
  • Barry West Memorial Scholarship--Taylor Woodyard
  • Bill Whaley Memorial Scholarship--Nicole Whaley
  • Josephine Williams Memorial Scholarship--Allyson Malone
  • Robert Withrow Memorial Scholarship—Jordan Mosley
  • Chuck Wingett Memorial Scholarship—Jordan Mosley
  • Wood Family Memorial Scholarship—Taylor Woodyard



Please click here to view photos of 2014 Alexander's Future Foundation recipients, their scholarship, and college of choice. Permission to include photos was included on the application form.

A special thank you to Lisa Matheny, Mark Rice, and Jeremy Sheets for their assistance building this page.

Scholarship Recipient List


Click the link below to view Alexander's Future Foundation Scholarship Recipient List.


     Alexander's Future Foundation is pleased to announce
new scholarships:

More details to follow.


THANK YOU to our April 2015 contributors:  Phyllis and Chuck Mansfield and Patricia and David Miller.

THANK YOU to our March 2015 contributors:  Bob, Joy, and Robin Dickerson, Judy Graybill and family, Bill and Lois Harkins, Greg and Regina Holbert, KWS Manufacturing Company Ltd., Larry and Thelma Raines, Charles, Jake, and Tom Shapiro, Sam and Edna Stalder, Robert and Shirley Wiesenmayer, and Van and Tracey Wright.

THANK YOU to our February 2015 contributor:  David Miller

THANK YOU to our January 2015 contributors:  
Pat Montle Davidson, Nick and Lillian Dinos, George and Ellen Kaitz, Chris and Jona Moberg, and the Thomas Nolan Family.


THANK YOU to our November 2014 contributors:
 Ernest and Jo Brown, Judah and Reagan Gillogly, and William and Tammy Gillogly.

THANK YOU to our October 2014 contributors:
 Wilbur and Blanche Parmiter,
Spartan Athletic Club, and Terri Wagner.

THANK YOU to our September 2014 contributors: 
Pam Andrews, Susie Andrews, Missy Baker, Jamie Blick, Danny Burke, Becky Busch, Andrea Carr, Amy Carroll, Mark Chapman, Tracy Chapman, Andrea Chimo, Kirk Crow, Karen Cuckler, Redina Dailey, Beth DiBenedetto, Laurel Doubrava, Frank Doudna, Tom Fauber, Pam Goldsberry, Amy Gould, Kerrie Hanning, Kasey Harris, Kim Harris, David Hawk, Dan Hendershott, Karmi Holzaepfel, Beth Horton, Jennifer Hughes, Charla Johnson, Walter and Kathy Jordan, Ellen S. Kaitz, Jill Kasler, Jim Kearns, Lillie Kearns, Joan Keener, Tracy Lawrence, Kim Lovesy, Shelly Mansfield, Lisa Matheny, Kelly McCarty, Bryan McCollum, Kathleen McDougle, Megan McElligott, Dave McLaughlin, Janet Morgan, Malinda Mowry, Kerry Payton, Carla Pratt-Harrington, Dani Regan, Cinda Resler, Julie Rice, Wanda Richards, Jessica Rumley, Dale and Jane Russell and family, James and Marsha Russell, Ted Russell, Wayne and Linda Russell, Kay Ryan, Marilyn Scurlock, Connie Sheets, Stephanie Stamper, Angie Taggart, Rachel Terry, Sherry Thomas, Fran Tullius, Mitch Warden, Mary Ann Welsh, and Jim Wilhelm.

THANK YOU to our August 2014 contributors: Connie Ator, Bethel Worship Center, Brad and Cheryl Brooks, The Frazier Family, JoAnn Gillogly, Karen Harrington,  Jim and Shirley Hayes, Charlotte Lambert, Jessica and Jacob Leeland, Eleanor McLead, Ida Murphy, Jack and Kathy Sickels, William and Darlene Smith, Robert and Sally Wiley,  Bob and Jane Woodward, Tina Wyatt, and Jasen Wyatt.

THANK YOU to our July 2014 contributors:  Claypool Electric, Wilbur Conkey, Maryrose Darst, and Bill and Lois Harkins.

THANK YOU to our June  2014 contibutors:  Diane Dunn, Roberta Fulton, Bill and Lois Harkins, Pamela and Stephen Knapp, George J. Loitis, Eleanor McLead, Darla Sheets, and Sam and Sheila Theiss.

THANK YOU to our May 2014 contributors:  Pam and Stephen Knapp, Stacy Hayes, and Sandra Waldron.



Sixty-two Alexander employees donated $5256.00 through payroll deductions for the 2014-15 school year.  Your continued partnership is valued.  Thank you!


The following accounts received donations in July, August, September, October, November, and December of 2014, and in January, February, March and April of 2015:

Adam Jolley
Alicia Walls
Allie Douglas
Anne Laufman

Bill Brooks
Bill Whaley
Brandon Lowry

Charles Butcher
Chris Bolin
Christopher Dinos
Connie Bircher
Daisy Gillogly

Danny Llewellyn
David Turrill
Davis Greene
Don Dillinger
Emily Ramsey

Eric Mansfield
Everett and Bernice Conkey
James McCamish

Joan Allbaugh
Jerry Keiter

Josephine Williamson
Kay Webb
Kevin Shaner
Larry Radford

Lewis and Helen Sauer
Lois Harkins
Mary Nardo
Megan Keffer
Melvin Burton

Nick and Lillian Dinos
Noah Gillogly
Pat and Jerry Wagner

Ralph Frazier
Rebecca Darst

Rebecca Meeks
Ryan Ferguson
Sally Ball
Sam and Sheila Theiss

Sayward Ryder Van Gundy
Tara Bolen
Thelma Raines
Willard Cumbo


Daisy M. Gillogly, 79, Albany, passed away Monday July 21, 2014, at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.

She was born October 24, 1934, in Pomeroy the daughter of the late James Lincoln and Terena Knapp Russell. Daisy was a beautician and homemaker. She was a member of Albany Grange 1611, the Carrie Hall Club, and Zion Church of Christ.

Daisy is survived by a daughter Vicky S. (Scott) Allen of Athens, a son William Bruce (Tammy) Gillogly of Albany; grandchildren Jason (Jessica) Allen, Jeremy (Melissa) Allen, Nicholas (Kate) Gillogly, Judah and Riagan Gillogly; great-granddaughter Harper Mae Allen; brothers Dale (Jane) Russell of Columbus, and Ray (Darla Jo) Russell of Newark, Ohio.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband William Harold Gillogly, a grandson Noah Gillogly, brothers James Franklin Russell, Guy O. Russell; and a sister Louise Gilkey.

Services will be Thursday at 11 A.M. at Bigony-Jordan Funeral Home with Pastor Carl Radcliff officiating. Burial will be in Temple Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Noah Gillogly Scholarship Fund at Alexander's Future Foundation, P.O. Box 204, Albany, Ohio 45710.


Williard (Hack) Cumbo, 65, of Albany, Ohio, passed away June 3, 2014 at Logan Health Care Center in Logan, Ohio.

Hack was born March 1, 1949, in Mingo County, West Virginia to Willard H. Cumbo Sr. and Edith McDowell Cumbo. He graduated from the first class of Alexander High School in 1967. He was the Ohio Operating Engineer’s Local 18 Apprentice of the year in 1972 and a forty-year member of that organization. He was federally certified as a Strip Mine Foreman and was involved in several local mining operations. He owned and operated two excavating companies over the years and contracted work with the ODNR, Ohio University, several other municipal organizations and many private individuals. Hack also spent a few years working for a golf course construction company as the shaping crew superintendent. He worked on course in Florida, Texas, Indiana, and Ohio. Hack owned and operated the Lakeview Inn Tavern for 10 years in the 1980’s. He was an avid aviation enthusiast and private pilot who enjoyed flying more than anything he ever did. He had many pets that he treated with kindness and loved dearly. Hack enjoyed large family and social gatherings. He will be dearly missed by many.

Hack married the love of his life, Heather Cotner Cumbo, in 1969 who survives. Also surviving are sisters, Bonnie (Glenn) Tenney of Athens, Ohio; Della (Dale) Thompson of Westerville, Ohio; Ella (Bill) McCallister of Albany, Ohio; step-mother Frances Cumbo and several step brothers and sisters, of Albany, Ohio ; brother-in-law James (Judy) Hollingshead of Groveport, Ohio; brother-in-law Don (Marialice) Cotner of Albany, Ohio; nephews Kenneth (Diane) Brewster of Grand Rapids, Michigan; Gary Brewster of Grand Rapids, Michigan; Charly (Terri) McCallister of Albany, Ohio; Aaron (Terri) Cotner of Logan, Ohio; nieces Melissa (Brett) Walls of Albany, Ohio; and Julie (David) Wright of Irvington, New York.  Hack also dearly loved and cared about his great nieces and nephews as if they were his own children.

Hack was preceded in death by his parents, father-in-law Carl B. Cotner; mother-in-law Anne Louise Kaiser Cotner; brother, John Brewster, sister-in-law Shelby Brewster; sister-in-law Cynthia Hollingshead; nephew Glenn Tenney Jr.; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Visiting hours with the family will be held from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 14 followed by the memorial service at 2:00 p.m. at Bigony-Jordan Funeral Home in Albany, Ohio. A gathering after the service will be held at the Albany United Methodist Church in Albany, Ohio. All are invited.

The family would like to thank all of the wonderful caregivers who assisted Hack through this terrible extended 10 year illness, including Katrina Gilmore, Vicky Hoyd, Crystal Allen and the entire staff at the Logan Heath Care Center where he lived the last 22 months.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to: Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road S.W., Lilburn, Georgia 30047 or; Ohio Operating Engineers Education and Safety Fund, P.O. Box 12009, Columbus, Ohio 43212; Alexander High School Scholarship Fund - Alexander's Future Foundation, P.O. Box 204, Albany, OH. 45710, "In Memory of" should be in memo of check.


  • 1993--1 scholarship      $500
  • 1994--2 scholarships     $1000
  • 1995--3 scholarships     $1500
  • 1996--6 scholarships     $3000
  • 1997--8 scholarships     $4000
  • 1998--9 scholarships     $4500
  • 1999--14 scholarships   $7000 
  • 2000--15 scholarships   $7500
  • 2001--14 scholarships   $7000
  • 2002--16 scholarships   $9000
  • 2003--16 scholarships   $9000
  • 2004--14 scholarships   $9000
  • 2005--21 scholarships   $12,500
  • 2006--19 scholarships   $12,000
  • 2007--26 scholarships   $17,250
  • 2008--27 scholarships   $17,750
  • 2009--29 scholarships   $21,250
  • 2010--32 scholarships   $20,250
  • 2011--39 scholarships   $23,500
  • 2012--35 scholarships   $21,500
  • 2013--37 scholarships   $24,666
  • 2014--42 scholarships $26,723.00
  • 2015-2016--45 scholarships  $28,500.00

Total:        470 scholarships   $300,139.00


Alexander’s Future Foundation was established in 1992 by interested community members and school personnel to provide financial support for graduates pursuing post-secondary training. The scholarships are sent directly to the institution for tuition or fees.

Thanks to the generous contributions from community members and Alexander staff, Alexander’s Future Foundation’s principal balance continues to grow, allowing the foundation to use the interest to steadily increase the number of awarded scholarships.

Scholarships based on financial need, academic achievement, intended majors, and/or service to the community will be awarded to Alexander High School students in May of 2014.  These begin at $500.


Susie Andrews, Corresponding Secretary for Alexander Employees
Sally Ball
Jay Barnes, Vice-President
Brien Burke, President
Redina Dailey
Steve Dillinger
Lindy Douglas
Don Gardella
Lois Harkins,  Web Page Designer
John Hutchison
Christy Carsey Lee, Corresponding Secretary for Community
Jim McHarg
Steve Sewell
Edna Stalder, Treasurer
Sue Wilkes, Recording Secretary


Alexander's Future Foundation meets the 2nd Monday of October, January, February, March, April, May, and June in the Media Center (Library) at the Alexander Local School District complex beginning at 6:00 P.M.

Updated October 16, 2014


  • Kim McHarg Frazier, 1980 Alexander graduate, logo concept
  • Megan Bowen Six, 2001 AFF Scholarship Recipient, stationery design
  • Joyce Bobo and Connie Knowlton, Alexander graduates,--AFF biography brochure
  • Connie Knowlton, Alexander graduate,--AFF original booklet design
  • Lisa Matheny, Alexander graduate,--AFF booklet formatting
  • Susie Andrews and Lois Harkins, Alexander employeess,--AFF booklet formatting
  • Jeremy Sheets and Lois Harkins, Alexander employees,--Web page design


  • Jim McHarg wrote the bylaws for Alexander's Future Foundation?
  • Mabel Burton obtained tax-exempt status for us?
  • Dave Garrod served as the first president of AFF?
  • Peggy and Dave Garrod made the first donation to AFF--a $40 check in memory of Art Cross?
  • The Alexander Lions Club donated $500 seed money?
  • Rick and Penney Rolston pledged a $1000 donation to get us started?
  • Sam and Sheila Theiss donated $10,000 to begin the very first scholarship account--the Joe Theiss Memorial Scholarship?
  • AFF is an all-volunteer organization?
  • Our stationery is donated by a community member?
  • AFF's fees consists of postage, post office box, and filing fees?
  • Our scholarships are based on interest of invested funds?
  • Connie Knowlton and Jim McHarg helped organize a Pumpkin Patch for two years for publicity and any funds we might have received?
  • Jean McCamish organized two Chinese auctions for publicity and funds?
  • Edna Stalder has served as our treasurer for 20 years?
  • Wendy Johnson received the first AFF scholarship?
  • Once a total of $5000 has been earned in an account, a scholarship will be awarded every other year?
  • Once a total of $10,000 has been earned in an account, a scholarship will be awarded every year?
  • Families may write the criteria for their scholarship?

Interested in Creating a Scholarship? Here's How!

It is rather simple to begin a scholarship.  The first step is to donate funds in honor or memory of someone. This starts a record-keeping process that has several checks and balances by the Board of Trustees.  Simply put, the money goes into the general fund; however, very careful records denote the exact total in the account.  Once the fund reaches $5000 by a June 1st deadline, then a scholarship is awarded the following May to an applicant that meets the criteria the family has established. A $5000 total awards a scholarship every other year; whereas, a $10,000 total awards a scholarship every year. 

Families write the scholarship criteria which can be altered in the future.  We simply ask that advanced notice be given so we can change the bios on the web page and in the booklet.  The Board of Trustees selects the students from the applicant pool, but consideration is given to an applicant who meets all the application terms.

An important feature is that the scholarship amounts are derived from INTEREST only and the principal is not touched.  Scholarship amounts vary according to the amount of money in the specific accounts.  As an example, our first scholarship for Joe Theiss has more funds than one that was started later.  Therefore, Joe's scholarship amount might be $750; whereas, the later one might be $500.  As interest has not been too good in recent years, we have still been able to begin scholarship amounts at $500.  We always caution folks that the amount might be a tad lower if interest continues to remain low. Alexander’s Future Foundation is a tax-exempt organization so donations may be listed as contributions on income taxes.

Donations may be mailed to Alexander’s Future Foundation, Post Office Box 204, Albany, Ohio 45710.  Questions may be directed to any member of the Board of Trustees. 


     Contributions may be sent to Alexander's Future Foundation, Post Office Box 204, Albany, Ohio  45710.  If donating in memory or in honor of an individual or group, please list the name on the memo line of the check.  An acknowledgement letter will be sent to you upon receipt.  Further, a letter to the family will be mailed announcing your gift;  however, the amount will be omitted.   Cash donations can be accepted in person at school.   However, please do not leave until a prompt receipt is given.

Alexander's Future Foundation Booklet


   Please click below for a complete copy of Alexander's Future Foundation booklet produced by Connie Knowlton, with updates from Susie Andrews and Lois Harkins.  The booklet is current through May 2014.


     How are you doing?  Please send us an update on your many adventures.  Friends and family members of scholarships are interested in you as evidenced by Texan Nancy Thompson who writes:

   "Please tell your recipients that it’s very gratifying to hear from them and know that they appreciate education."~~Nancy is the daughter of William Ray and Margaret Thompson Brooks.

Updates may be sent to or

Uploaded September 26, 2013



     Please consider applying for an Alexander's Future Foundation Scholarship.  Click on the link below to learn more about this helpful community-based organization.   People whom you will never meet have donated considerable funds to help you have a brighter future.  Why?  Because they believe in you and in Alexander Local Schools.

    After reading the letter and reviewing the application, please read the biographies and check out the photos of the endowned scholarships.  Further, search the website for past recipients dating back to 1992.  You'll also see the photos of the 2014 recipients.  We're eager to add more names and photos in 2015, but we need you to do your part. 

     Complete the application, seek an adult for a letter of recommendation, compose an essay, be a hungry learner, successfully deal with all the senior paperwork, and apply to the college of your choice.  Mrs. Andrews in the office is eager to receive your application on or before Tuesday, March 3, 2015. 

     Best wishes as you complete this exciting and motivating senior year.


Contact Lois at 740-592-4184, OR for questions about this web page.


     The 2014-2015 application is ready!  Please note the on-line application is interactive; however, information can not be saved.  Students may complete the essay on a word document and copy and paste it to the appropriate place on the application.  Then, the application can be printed.  Students are responsible for completing all sections of the application and delivering it to Alexander secretary Susie Andrews ON OR BEFORE March 3rd by 2:45 P.M.

     Printed applications are also available in the Career Center or the senior English classroom.  Please click on the below link to access the interactive application.

Uploaded October 16, 2014

This page was last updated May 22, 2015

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