The Kaskaskia College Foundation is proud to announce that Alyssa Campbell of Centralia and Alex Newsom of Vandalia were recently named the recipients of the Oscar M. Corbell Memorial Scholarship.
Martin J. Corbell, son of the late Oscar M. Corbell, has given a substantial sum to the Kaskaskia College Foundation to endow the Oscar M. Corbell Memorial Scholarship Fund. Oscar Corbell was a leading educator and attorney who was the chief administrator Centralia area schools in 1928-1940. He authored the bill, which was signed into law as the Illinois Public Junior College Act of 1937, and led the establishment of the junior college that became Kaskaskia College in 1965. He served as college president from 1940 until his retirement in 1953.