Wood Scholarship Established
February 10, 2012
Mineral Area College Foundation is
pleased to announce the establishment of the Jewell
Wood Teacher Education Scholarship, made possible
by a gift of more than $10,000 by the Joyce Wood
The scholarship celebrates the occasion of Jewell
Wood's 100th birthday and honors her lifetime of
contributions to students and her community.
Development and Alumni Relations Director Julia Dill
said MAC is grateful for this scholarship fund. “This
scholarship will allow education majors to follow in Ms.
Wood's footsteps for years to come,” she said. “Her legacy
in education will continue into the future, it’s a great
gift she’s giving the community.”
The Jewell Wood Teacher Education Scholarship will provide
scholarship assistance to an aspiring teacher each year,
awarding $500 each semester to be applied to educational
costs at MAC, including tuition, fees, required textbooks
and classroom supplies, as well as College Park on-campus
Jewell Wood graduated from Humansville High School in
1929, and received her BS in Education from Southeast
Missouri State Teacher's College (now Southeast Missouri
University) in 1937. She went on to complete master’s
degree from Southeast in 1970. Wood taught hundreds of
students through her career as an educator.
In the 1930s, she taught first through fourth grades
at Flemington School District. From the early 1950s to
1970, Joyce taught fourth graders at Bonne Terre Elementary,
and in the 1970s, she helped students master reading as
a remedial reading instructor at Bonne Terre Junior High.
Serving her community is also important to Wood, who
has contributed her time and talents as a member of the
Bonne Terre Library Auxiliary, Parkland Health Center
Auxiliary, and the First Christian Church of Bonne Terre.