TERRE HAUTE, IND. --
The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology men's soccer team honored
program co-founders Ray Farmer, Bob Froetscher and Blair
Hughes during the annual Alumni Game at Homecoming on Sept. 24.
Farmer, Froetscher and Hughes made a detailed proposal to
then President Samuel Hulbert to justify why soccer
should be Rose-Hulman's next sport. President Hulbert
approved the request, and the men's soccer program completed its
inaugural season in 1978.
Farmer previously lobbied the Student Government
Association to create soccer as a club sport, prior to the
establishment of Rose-Hulman's varsity team. While competing
as a club sport, Farmer served as the team's player-coach.
Farmer's teammates, Froetscher and Hughes, formed the
Ray Farmer Memorial Endowed Scholarship two years ago following his
passing in 2009. A deserving Rose-Hulman student will receive
financial aid funds due to these fund raising efforts. The
first recipient of the scholarship was Marissa Artmayer, a
sophomore chemical engineering major from Cincinnati, Ohio, who met
the Farmer family during the Alumni game.
Members of the Farmer family joined Mr. Froetscher in attendance
at the Alumni game. For details or to make your contributions
toward the Ray Farmer Memorial Scholarship, please contact Scott Williams in the
Rose-Hulman Institutional Advancement Office.