Family donates to scholarship honoring long-time Tarleton professor

The children of Dr. Michael McLatchy donated $8,000 toward the scholarship bearing his name to benefit full-time hydrology and environmental engineering students.

STEPHENVILLE (April 17, 2018) — As part of Tarleton State University’s annual Giving Day, the children of Dr. Michael McLatchy today donated $8,000 toward the scholarship bearing his name.

McLatchy taught hydrology for 20 years, the longest service by a professor within the department. Following his retirement in 2007, McLatchy’s friends and Tarleton’s Hydrology Club established the scholarship for full-time hydrology and environmental engineering students.

McLatchy passed away last summer, and his family chose Giving Day to honor his legacy with a gift to the scholarship.

“Students and teaching were one of our dad’s passions,” said McLatchy’s son Joseph, who works as data analytics manager at Tarleton. “The scholarship is a testament to the rapport he had with his students. We want to honor his passion and ensure his legacy remains in place.”

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