Friday, February 1, 2013

Late instructor remembers KCKCC with donation 100 times his first tuition


When Clint J.F. Hammer was a student at what was then Kansas City Kansas Junior College, his first semester tuition was $12.50.

It was something he never forgot.

“He liked to tell that story and wanted to honor it with a donation to the KCKCC Scholarship Fund of $1,250 – 100 times his original cost to study there,” said his daughter, Sharon Hammer Baker in presenting the KCKCC Endowment Association with a check in behalf of her father who passed away recently.

“He always thought education was extremely important and felt he could help just a few more students reach their education goals through the scholarship. So on behalf of his family, I am happy to present a check for the above amount as a donation in his memory to the Scholarship Fund. We all have benefited in uncountable ways from his time and experiences as a student, teacher and administrator at KCKJC/KCKCC.”

After graduating from KCK Junior College, Hammer joined the faculty in 1946, teaching GI’s returning from World War II.

He would later teach history, sociology, personal finance and anthropology and coach tennis before being appointed Director of Continuing and Adult Education until his retirement in 1984.

“The KCKCC Endowment Association is honored to receive a donation to our general scholarship fund in the name of Clint J.F. Hammer,” said Patrick McCartney, Endowment Association Executive Director. “Mr. Hammer is an excellent example of what this college means to the people and communities we serve and the impact we can have on their lives.”