Kathryn Kniseley Bond Scholarship

Kathryn Kniseley Bond’s mother taught her to enjoy the small things in life, such as laughter, prayer and love. She appreciated the beauty in bright sunshine, splashing water, good music and poetry and she loved to learn.

In honor of her mother’s love of learning, Bond’s daughter, Ann B. Collinge, made it possible for others to learn through a college education with support of this scholarship. Preference is given to a music major. Collinge helped reactivate the fund that was started by friends of Bond.

Bond was a 1937 graduate of OCW with a bachelor’s degree in music. She went on to earn a master’s degree in library science from Utah State University and taught for several years.

Bond was honored at the 1995 Alumni Homecoming for outstanding service to the Alumni Association. She was an instrumental figure in fundraising projects for the Alumni Chapel.

“My mother taught me to love the beauty of life, to love people. She gave me a true solid belief in Jesus Christ and she taught me to pray. She taught me how to laugh, gave me a sense of humor and an understanding of sorrow. She taught me, through her love, to get the most from all the good things of life. I’m trying to live up to her teachings,” Bond said.

Bond received her instruction while at college from Lois Bennett. She was a member of the band and the orchestra, as well as the glee club. Her campus activities were many and varied as president of her junior, sophomore and senior classes. During her junior year, she planned and directed the Junior Carnival, one of the most interesting events of the year.

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