The Goodrows have a strong commitment to higher education and a desire to provide opportunities for deserving students who are in need of financial help. Even though they are no longer husband and wife, they continue to be friends and honor the commitment they made to students of ETSU many years ago. They contribute to this endowment on a yearly basis and maintain their love, interest and loyalty to those ETSU students who will assume leadership roles in shaping public health for the challenging years ahead.
Bruce, a disabled veteran himself, holds high on his priority list other veterans who need assistance in obtaining a college education. The Goodrows request that priority be given to students from Hawkins and Grainger Counties, Tennessee, where the Goodrows made their home for over 15 years.
Bruce’s formal education has taken him to his baccalaureate degree from West Texas A & M, and an MPH from the University of Texas, culminating with his doctoral degree from the University of Tennessee. He served on the ETSU faculty from 1988 to 2008 and was awarded Emeritus Professor upon retirement.
Amelia has her baccalaureate from West Texas State University and is now retired after 31 ½ years in Quality Control Management with Levi Strauss & Company. She has been a member of the ETSU Foundation for many years and currently resides back in her home state of Texas where she serves on the local Hospital Advisory Board.