Harold Reese endowed scholarship


Dr. Harold Reese


Pertinent and Historical Information

Dr. W. Harold Reese, professor of biological and earth sciences, came to Wayland in 1966 after completing the doctor of philosophy degree at Oregon State University.  He attended Wayland Baptist College from 1944-45 and 1946-47 before completing the Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees at Texas Tech in 1952 and 1961, respectively.  Born in Stonewall County, Reese graduated from Plainview High School in 1944. Following a term in the U.S.  Army and undergraduate education at Texas Tech, Reese worked on his doctorate at Oregon State, conducting research for the U.S. public Cooperative Water Pollution and Fisheries laboratory in water pollution abatement. Most recently Reese has been instrumental in developing minerals and other scientific collections and in obtaining gem cutting equipment for science laboratories. For his contributions, the Wayland community has recognized with the institution’s Distinguished Alumni Faculty Award and Outstanding Teacher Award. Dr. Reese retired spring, 1994 after 28 years of service to the University.  Reese and wife Carol are members of First Baptist Church in Floydada. He is president of Whirlwind Sams Travel Association and past president of the Hi-Plains Gem and Mineral Society.  Reese has two children, daughter Sheryl and son Hal.


Scholarship Administration

The scholarship will be administered in accordance with the following conditions:

  •  The recipient will be a junior or senior who are majoring or minoring in physical science or biological science.
  • The recipient shall be selected by the faculty of the School of Math and Sciences.     
  • Letters of acknowledgement relative to the scholarship recipients shall be sent to Dr. Harold Reese.  


Contribution Information

All donations to the Dr. Harold Reese Endowed Scholarship fund are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.  If your employer has a fund-matching program for charitable donations, please take advantage of that program if applicable.  Please mail contributions to:

Wayland Baptist University

Development Office

1900 W 7th St CMB 1295

Plainview, TX  79072-9984

You may also contact Dr. William Hahn for more information regarding contributions to this scholarship fund.