Dr. Marc David Gilbert Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Mr. and Mrs. Dean Gilbert
The Dr. Marc David Gilbert Memorial Endowed Scholarship was created to honor the memory of a very special professor at John Brown University. Dr. Gilbert impacted countless lives as he educated students at JBU not only in the field of business, but also in different areas of life and spiritual development. The impact that he left encouraged alumni to create this endowed scholarship.
Dr. Gilbert was born May 19, 1913, in Clearwater, Kansas, to Ray and Alice Gilbert. He went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on March 8, 2006, at the age of 92. He was a committed Christian since the age of twelve. Dr. Gilbert ministered as a pastor and Sunday school teacher at the Nicodemus Community Church, Grace Bible Church, Norwood Church, and Siloam Bible Church, all in Siloam Springs.
His educational preparation included a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce from Kansas State Teachers College in 1939. In 1940 he completed a Masters degree in Law and Business from the University of Denver. In 1964 he was awarded a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Tulsa. He was also a Certified Public Accountant. His vast career led him down several different paths, but he retired in the field of teaching. He taught in a rural school in Kansas and later taught high school. He then moved to Texas and taught in several graduate schools. His principal college teaching was at John Brown University, where he served as Chairman of the Business Department and Chairman of the Social Studies Division.