Egbert and Florence Fell
The scholarship was created to honor Egbert’s and Florence’s belief in lifelong education. They enjoyed learning until their deaths in the 1990s. Why not become an expert gardener or weaver or explore fractals and robots in your 80s and 90s?
Egbert was a general surgeon who served in the South Pacific during WWII. He was one of the pioneers in cardiac surgery and performed Chicago’s first open heart operation using a heart-lung machine. Florence was a nurse, homemaker and artist. After Egbert’s retirement as Professor of Surgery they were missionaries in Kuwait, Iran and Ethiopia. They retired for a second time in Lacey.