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Leatherman family creates Foundation scholarship for College of Business majors

ISSUED: 11 June 2019
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — The Shepherd University Foundation announces the creation of a scholarship award in support of students pursuing majors in Shepherd University’s College of Business. The Dale and Rozelle Leatherman Memorial Scholarship was established by alumnus Lynn E. Leatherman in memory of his parents. The scholarship is supported by Lynn’s sister, Dale Ann Leatherman, and his children, alumna Lyndsey W. Matschat and Lynn E. “Chip” Leatherman II. The first award was made in 2018-2019 to Tiffany Warnick, a junior business major from Accident, Maryland.

Dale A. Leatherman and Rozelle L. Leatherman were the founders of Falling Waters Campsite in Falling Waters. Established in 1962, the business is still operated by the Leatherman family. The couple wed during World War II and remained married for 67 years until Rozelle Leatherman’s death in 2009. Dale Leatherman later died in 2013. The couple continued working for as long as they were physically able—Rozelle until she was 80 years old and Dale until he was 90.

“They built the business from nothing and worked very hard to establish opportunities for their family for many years to come,” said Lynn Leatherman. “Most importantly, they did so with the objective of helping their customers and other members of the community. They made a point of treating everyone fairly, with compassion and respect.”

To learn more about honoring someone through the creation of a named fund through the Shepherd University Foundation, contact Monica Lingenfelter, Shepherd University Foundation, P.O. Box 5000, Shepherdstown, WV, 25443-5000, 304-876-5397,, or visit the Foundation online at

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