Donald S. and Dora E. (Wood) Dean were professional educators who placed high value on obtaining an education. There was no question that all three of their daughters would attend college. Additionally, all three daughters entered the education field and became teachers. This scholarship is a means to recognize their love of education as well as providing future students with an opportunity to further their education and success.
Donald was born in 1916 in Cleveland, OH. He earned a Bachelor Degree in Zoology from Baldwin Wallace College. He served as an ensign in the Navy during WW II. Upon discharge from the service, Don taught biology at Baldwin Wallace College, taking two sabbaticals to obtain a M.S. in Biology and a Ph,D. in Botany from the University of Michigan. He taught at Baldwin College for 36 years until retiring in 1983. Dora was born in Sunderland, England in 1914, and immigrated to America with her parents at five. She graduated from Western Reserve University with a B.S. in Science Education, and started teaching in 1935. In the 70s, she received her M.A. in Education from the University of Maryland. She taught for 31 years before her retirement.
Donald and Dora’s daughter, Nancy Dean Rosselli, graduated from Baldwin Wallace College in 1967 with a BA in Education. She taught in various districts in the United States, and finished out a 42-year career in education with the last 25 years with the Richland School District. In 2005, Nancy was a finalist for Teacher of the Year, another tribute for the heartfelt dedication she gave to teaching. The Rosselli Family created this endowment to honor Dean, Dora and Nancy.
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