New scholarship endowment honors Vogle

7/3/2007

The Richard A. Vogle Scholarship Endowment has been established at the Mississippi United Methodist Foundation. 

The endowment is for high school graduates, with special consideration given to students from Saucier (Miss.) United Methodist Church. 

Vogle, a life-long member of Poplar Head UMC, is a graduate of Perkinston College (now Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College) and of the University of Southern Mississippi. He taught mathematics in the Harrison and Jackson County school systems and was principal at St. Martin High School until his retirement. 

Vogle learned carpentry from his father, who built the Poplar Head UMC in Saucier, and worked as a carpenter himself in the summer months during his years as a teacher and school administrator. 

He served on the Board of Directors of the Wesley Foundation at Gulf Coast Community College and assisted in the building of “The Barn” on the Perkinston campus which houses the Wesley Foundation. 

“He is truly a remarkable man,” said Susan Vuyovich, director of the Wesley Foundation.  “He has been a mentor, an encourager and a real advocate for our young people.”