The Marlowe N. Christopher Endowed Scholarship was established in 2017 through a generous gift from The Marguerite Christopher Family Revocable Trust. Through the trust, Marguerite Christopher, wife of Marlowe, directed a gift from her estate to The University of Akron for an endowed scholarship.
A husband, father, Korean War veteran and member of the American Legion Charles Faust Post 281, Marlowe Christopher '80, '82 took evening classes over the course of 20 years at several northeast Ohio university branches. These schools include: The University of Akron, Kent State and Ohio State Universities. He did this while working full-time and raising his family.
Marlowe earned his Associate of Arts degree from UA in 1980, and his bachelor's degree in natural sciences in 1982 at age 52. Earning the degrees were important to Marlowe, being key parts of a personal goal. During his career, Marlowe was employed at General Tire, Monsanto, Burton Rubber, and he retired as the vice president of Dyna Mix. He vowed to make it possible to help other financially challenged students earn their degree in a timely manner.