Jeanne Richey Amacker Endowed Scholarship in Education
Jeanne Richey Amacker belonged to a long line of Longhorns. She graduated from the university with a BS in education in 1939. Her grandfather attended, as did her parents and three children. Most recently, her granddaughter, Sarah, graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in special education in 1996.
Jeanne was married to Clayton Miller Amacker, who was also a Longhorn, having graduated with a BS in petroleum engineering in 1939. He worked for Sun Oil Company in Beaumont, Texas. Jeanne was a homeroom mother at her children’s schools and head of the Beaumont PTA. She and Clayton maintained their Longhorn pride throughout their lives, and Clayton taught his grandchildren to throw the Hook ’em Horns, even when he was on his deathbed.
The Jeanne Richey Amacker Endowed Scholarship in Education honors her life and her family. It provides undergraduate scholarships for students pursuing a degree in education, with preference given to upperclassmen who have interrupted their studies for a period of time and are returning to the university to complete their degree.