Storm and Jane Bucy Whaley Endowed Scholarship

Type: Endowed

Donors:
Storm and Jane Whaley
Estate of J.E. Bishop
Estate of Dorothy Brown
Estate of Marjorie Rynders

Established: 2009

Storm and Jane Whaley have three daughters, Carroll Jean, Ann Marie and Rebecca Glenn.  Jane (Bucy) Whaley was born in Roswell, New Mexico, and grew up in Muleshoe, Texas.  She graduated from JBU. Jane and Storm met while working in the College Bank and Savings Corporation, a unit at JBU which provided the only bank service in Siloam Springs during a time of widespread bank failures. In addition to raising her family, Jane worked with the Girl Scouts in Northwest Arkansas and in Little Rock.  She helped raise her grandchildren, and also began a career at Chevy Chase Bank in Bethesda, Maryland.  She worked at Chase Bank for 30 years, retiring when she was 88 years old.  Jane was honored as the Mature Worker of the Year in Montgomery County, Maryland, in 2000.

Storm was born in Sulphur Springs, Arkansas and graduated from JBU in 1935 with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics.  He sang in the “Ozarkians,” a male quartet that performed with John Brown and on radio broadcasts.   Storm became the manager of the radio station KUOA when JBU purchased it from the University of Arkansas.  He was also the general manager of the JBU radio stations in Long Beach, California and Tulsa, Oklahoma. He worked for the University of Arkansas, as assistant to the president and, in 1959, acted as interim president of the University of Arkansas.  From 1960-1970, he was Vice-president for Health Sciences at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock.  During that time, he served as a delegate to the World Health Organization and as a member of the National Advisory Health Council.  JBU awarded Storm Whaley the “Christ Over All” Alumni Award in 2001.  Storm’s many accomplishments include broadcaster, reporter, speaker, mathematician, singer and songwriter, watercolor artist, speech writer, pilot, flight school instructor, and academic and medical administrator.