The Postle Family: Putting Students First and Helping Them Now!
For some people, giving is just a way of life, and that tradition of
giving -- and giving back -- has been a Postle family commitment for
generations. It began with Dr. Wendell D. Postle, an Ohio
State dentistry graduate who became the dean of the College of
Dentistry in 1938.
Putting Students' Needs First
Understanding the value and the costs of a dental education inspired
the Postle family to make donations that have helped generations of
dentistry students. Wendell and his wife Helen created The Wendell
D. and Helen R. Postle Scholarship Fund to support students
who need and deserve financial help. Wendell’s son Harry and his
daughter-in-law Margaret also gave funds to create The Harry H. and
Margaret B. Postle Scholarship Fund, which has provided support to
dentistry students for more than 30 years.
Helping Students Now
Current dentistry students and Postle scholarship recipients Cole
Bryant and Jonathan Draney are among those whose lives
have been changed by the Postle family’s generosity. “This
scholarship lessened my dependence on loans so that my wife and I
felt confident enough to purchase our first home,” Bryant said. “I’m
thankful for this scholarship because it provides vital
encouragement to become the best I can be, despite the difficulties
of dental school.”
Because of their lifelong support of Ohio State's dentistry students, the Postle family is featured on OSU's Students First, Students Now web site, which showcases one of the university's campus-wide scholarship initiatives that was introduced by President E. Gordon Gee in 2008.
Thanking alumni and friends of Ohio State, like the Postle family
whose support helps students start and finish their education at
OSU, President Gee said, "Our profound commitment is to providing
access to Ohio State's excellent educational opportunities. Now more
than ever, we must assure that young people are able to pursue their
dreams, earn a degree, and use their talents to enhance our economy,
our state, and our world."