Giving Impact Stories
Bruce and Linda Koe
Mechanical Science and Engineering, 1964, 1966
Linda (BS LAS ’64) and Bruce (BS MechSE ’66) are proud to sponsor the Kirkwood Scholarship for Women in Engineering. The scholarship is named after Linda’s grandmother, Flossie Fern Kirkwood Massock.
"Since we have retired Linda and I have focused our efforts on supporting three of our passions: women in engineering, feeding the hungry, and helping immigrants to sustainability. We decided that rather than go on cruises or such that we wanted to give back. And we hope to be an example of giving back to our children, grandchildren and others … and inspire them to reach out and help others."
"We feel that each of us is called to give as we are able out of the many blessings we have received. In many ways it is we who have been blessed. It gives us a great deal of personal satisfaction to help immigrants, see the number of families we feed, and witness the accomplishments of the women engineers we have supported over the years … many of whom are the first in their families to attend college. Some of the graduates are already giving back to the University and some are now helping their siblings receive a college education. So the circle of giving goes on."