Maurine Campbell '43 grew up in Aledo, Illinois, raised by a loving and caring foster family who encouraged her to develop her innate talents by continuing her education. This was unusual for a young woman during the late years of the Depression, but she was warmly welcomed at Lawrence College with generous scholarship support.
Maurine thrived at Lawrence, majoring in English, and joining Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and Phi Beta Kappa honor society. After graduation, she moved to Chicago where she was employed for 29 years as administrative assistant to a succession of deans at the University of Chicago Law School where she delighted in correcting their grammar! Maurine enjoyed traveling internationally and connecting with Lawrence classmates, fondly remembering her transformative years at her alma mater.
Throughout her adult life, Maurine always remained grateful to Lawrence for her education and the scholarship support she received. She was a faithful annual donor to The Lawrence Fund, and also included Lawrence in her estate plans. Maurine passed away in 2011, leaving a significant gift to establish The Maurine Campbell Endowed Scholarship at Lawrence University. This scholarship ranks among the college's most generous, supporting a freshman, sophomore, junior and senior student with substantial financial aid each year.
Maurine's generosity reflects her passion and appreciation for Lawrence's unique brand of liberal arts education and her strong interest in making it possible for all students to receive a Lawrence education.