Haskell Foundation Creates Endowed ChairNov 15th, 1995 | By tcj | Category: 7-3: Investing, Tribal College News
Haskell Foundation has established the Archie and Mollie Hawkins Endowment for the Distinguished Chair in American Indian Studies at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas. This is the first endowment created by the foundation.
To fund the chair, the foundation will need to raise $500,000-$750,000. The endowed chair will provide Haskell the opportunity to hire a faculty member who is a recognized expert in American Indian studies, according to Bob Martin, president of Haskell.
It will honor Archie Hawkins (Oglala Sioux) and the late Mollie Hawkins (Pawnee). Mrs. Hawkins came to Haskell in 1936 to attend high school and completed an associate of arts degree in 1974. Mr. Hawkins met his wife at Haskell in 1936 and later taught leather crafts and the Lakota language at Haskell. He was awarded the Outstanding Haskell Alumnus in 1982.
The Haskell Foundation is a non-profit organization created in 1984 to receive grants and gifts on behalf of Haskell Indian Nations University. It has an executive director and a 30-member board.