Calvin Favorite Good Scholarship

Five scholarships have been established with the USAO Alumni Association to honor members of the Good family by Yoshie Good of Chickasha. The Goods were early residents of Chickasha where they have served as civic, art and church leaders for more than a century.

The scholarships are named to honor her husband, Leonard Phelps Good, his brother Cavin F. Good; their parents, Jacob Calvin Good and Belle Leonard Good; their grandmother, Ella Taylor Leonard and to honor Isaac and Mary Good.

The Calvin Favorite Good Scholarship is given to students majoring in English. He was born in 1911 in Chickasha. Calvin followed his brother Leonard to the University of Oklahoma. He graduated in 1932 with honors and received a gold medal (Phi Beta Kappa). He then attended school in Stratford, England to study Shakespeare at the University of Birmingham. He also was a student of Maria Ouspenskaya in Hollywood.

Calvin served during World War II in North Africa and Italy, managed family farms and taught at Sand Springs and Las Cruces, New Mexico. In his later years, he was a regular actor in local productions.

In addition to teaching, he worked as a cartographer for the State of Oklahoma and a stenographer. He passed away in 1983 and donated his body to the OU Health Science Center.

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