It was their mother’s lifelong devotion to the arts that inspired Kevin Walsh and Robyn McNeil to create a scholarship fund in her memory, the Gwen Walsh Memorial Scholarship for the Arts Fund.
“When Mom turned 90, we had a big party for her,” said daughter Robyn McNeil. “At the time, I asked her what she thought of us establishing a scholarship in her honor. She liked the idea. When I asked her what the scholarship should be, she said she would like it to go to a local student who wished to study the arts.”
A longtime faculty member at Mary Baldwin University, Gwen Walsh started teaching in 1962 and served as a professor of dance and physical education and fencing instructor until her retirement in 1990. Gwen Walsh passed away on May 4 in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, at the age of 94.