Scholarship Established In Honor Of Coach Chuck Mundell At KC
Kaskaskia College is proud to announce that a new scholarship honoring Coach Chuck Mundell, former instructor and coach at Kaskaskia College, has recently been established through the KC Foundation. This scholarship has been made possible by donations from the Mundell’s as well as Dr. Shelvy Haywood Keglar, Clinical Psychologist in Indianapolis, who was a former player of Coach Mundell.
Coach Chuck Mundell laid the foundation for the sports programs at Kaskaskia College as the first basketball coach. He established one of the top Junior College programs in Illinois and the nation at a time when athletic scholarships were not available and coaches were full time faculty members. Coach Mundell was a science instructor along with being the head basketball coach for teams that went to the state finals consistently and several times to the national tournament in Hutchinson, Kansas where they placed and lead the nation in team scoring. He gave his players the freedom to develop their basketball talent and many of them went on to four-year schools. He stressed being a good student-athlete so his players could go to the next level or have a two-year degree to open doors for a career.
According to Dr. Shelvy Haywood-Keglar, “Coach continued to follow and support his players after they left Kaskaskia College. He was a consistent supporter of mine during my playing years at Arkansas State University and beyond. He has remained a person I could call on for support of any endeavor I pursued. He and Mrs. Mundell came to Arkansas State University in 1991 when I was honored as a distinguished alumnus. It was a great show of love and support some 23 years later to see them sitting in the football stands with my family and friends”.
Criteria for the Chuck Mundell scholarship is: Applicant must be a participant on one of Kaskaskia College’s Athletic Teams pursuing a degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) Program. Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 2.75 or greater on a 4.0 scale and have completed a minimum of 30 hours of college credits to be eligible for the award. Applicant must submit a one page typed essay describing their career goal.
This scholarship will be in the amount of $1,000 and will be applied toward tuition, fees and books at Kaskaskia College and course related supplies purchased through the Kaskaskia College Bookstore.
Pictured are Chuck and Norma Mundell and Dr. Shelvy Haywood-Keglar.