Alumnus Myron E. Johnston has gifted $1.1 million to the Myron E. and LaVerda B. Johnston
Scholarship Endowment in the College of Business and Economics. The scholarship is open to
students of all majors in the college.
Johnston was born in 1930 in Colfax, Wash., and grew up in Grangeville, Idaho, where he
graduated from high school as valedictorian in 1948. He studied economics at the University
of Idaho and served as a student assistant to business professor and renowned economist,
Dr. Erwin Graue. Johnston graduated from the University in 1952 with high honors.
Johnston and his wife, LaVerda, who passed in 2004, were married 52 years. He retired in
1993 from Philip Morris after nearly 30 years with the company.
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