Francene Davis Sharp Endowed Health Promotion and Human Performance Scholarship for Women

Type: Endowed

Donor: Francene Davis Sharp

Established: 1993

Francene Davis Sharp was the first female to graduate with a Health, Physical Education and Recreation degree in 1962.  She began JBU on a music scholarship.  After graduating, her teaching career began at Decatur, AR, then moved to the new Siloam Springs High School.  In 1964 she returned to Wichita to teach Physical Education and then was the HPER Director at the YWCA.

Further education included Wichita State University and an MEd from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, 1965. 

She is a professional musician; dancer, choreographer, pianist and volunteer for Old Cowtown Museum and Delano Dollies Dance Hall Revue, both in Wichita.  She is a deacon and pianist for her church, and continues to volunteer for a number of other local organizations.