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January 25, 2012

Established 1998
The H. Keith Stumpff Scholarship is available through the University of Central Missouri Foundation for a student pursuing a degree in mathematics or mathematics education. This scholarship is made possible by way of a gift from Marcell Stumpff Bennett of Columbia, Missouri; Andrew W. Stumpff of Ann Arbor, Michigan; Timothy E. Stumpff of Portland, Oregon; and Julia C. Stumpff of Champaign, Illinois, in memory of H. Keith Stumpff, ’51.
Dr. H. Keith Stumpff joined the University of Central Missouri faculty in 1963 after teaching six years at the University of New Mexico. He served UCM for 27 years. Dr. Stumpff served as interim provost at UCM twice, from November 1988 to January 1990 and from June 1984 to May 1985. He was associate provost from May 1985 to November 1988.
Dr. Stumpff was a member of the Mathematical Association of America, the Missouri State Teachers Association, the Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the Community Teachers Association.
Stumpff’s other duties over the years consisted of supervising the offices of Academic Advising, Admissions and Records, as well as the Educational Development Center, Media Center and Textbook Services. He helped supervise student academic standards, grievance procedures and chaired the Committee of Academic Standing.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from UCM in 1951, and his master’s degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1952. He received his doctorate in mathematics from the University of Kansas in 1968.
Dr. Sumpff was known for his kindness and for his gentle and caring manner. This scholarship is dedicated to his memory and to his many years of service to the University of Central Missouri. 

Tim played basketball at WHS and at UMKC earning his bachelors in accounting, and then graduated from Harvard Law School, Andrew is a graduate Washington University in Mathematics and of the University of Michigan School Law and Julia all attended Warrensburg High School and Marcell was a teacher in the school system as well. This is a wonderful tribute to Dr. Keith Stumpff.

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