Donald S. and MaryAnne Bruno created this scholarship in 2006 to benefit students majoring in Education.
Donald graduated from West Liberty in 1952 with a B.A. degree in Political Science and Music, and he received his master’s degree in Public School Administration and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Public School Administration from the College of William and Mary.
Dedicating his career to education, Donald served as the Superintendent of Schools for the Newport News Public Schools in Virginia; he was also the Executive Director of the Urban Superintendents Association of America. He previously taught in the public school system and is a U.S. Air Force veteran as he also served in the band.
MaryAnne graduated from Kansas State University in 1967 with a B.A. degree in Elementary Education, and she received her master’s in Educational Administration from the University of Northern Colorado. She also finished advanced coursework from the College of William and Mary, Old Dominion University, and the University of Virginia.
She has served as an elementary teacher, assistant principal, and was the director of PACES (Peninsula Area Cooperative Educational Services), serving six area school districts in the Tidewater region of Virginia.