Honoring Terry Armstrong's Legacy of Giving
The College of Education, Health and Human Sciences was pleased to honor the late Terry Armstrong '64, '69, professor emeritus. The beloved educator passed away in January 2014 at age 78 after a short battle with cancer. He had nearly a 40-year career with the University of Idaho as a staff member and professor.
Armstrong grew up in Salmon and graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1958, where he majored in biology. He married Pat Havemann, a medical technologist, in 1960 while teaching and coaching in Salmon. He later moved to Moscow and received his master’s and doctoral degrees from U of I. He worked as President Richard Gibb’s executive assistant from 1978-89. He then returned to teaching until he retired from U of I in 1996. Armstrong continued teaching, speaking and serving on community boards and actively maintained an emeritus faculty office in the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences.
Armstrong is also known to many Vandals for starting the Found Money Fund, which grew from three pennies to now more than $436,000. He still was soliciting and searching for lost coins to add to this famous fund decades later. The proceeds of the fund will be used starting in 2089, U of I’s bicentennial, to help finance special projects and trips for students.
In 2001, the Terry Armstrong Teacher Education Scholarship was established in the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences. Thanks to the support of generous friends and alumni, this endowed scholarship continues to make an impact. Each year, it is awarded to an upper-division undergraduate student who best embodies Armstrong’s passion for teaching, education and life.
Did Armstrong make a difference in your life? Armstrong personally demonstrated that a gift in any amount can make a difference. Please consider helping us honor his legacy by making a gift of your own. Contact the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences at 208-885-6773 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also mail your check to the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences, 875 Perimeter Dr. MS 3080, Moscow, Idaho 83844-3080, noting your gift is to support the Terry Armstrong Teacher Education Scholarship.
You can also make a gift online to the Terry Armstrong Teacher Education Scholarship.