2011 Family of the Year
(click here to view photos taken at the Sept. 14, 2011 event)
Friends University is pleased to recognize members of the Joseph and Olive Schoonover family for their dedication, commitment and years of service to the school.
This very special family first came to know Friends University when five of their ten children decided to pursue their academic careers at a relatively new university in the growing town of Wichita, Kan.
In addition to these five children who attended Friends University, there were numerous other family members from their other children who would proudly carry on their family's academic legacy.
Overall, the Schoonover family relationship with Friends has encompassed a total of eleven decades, spanned four generations, and for which 24 members have come to call Friends University "home."
Family members who were present to receive the award at halftime of the Falcon football game on Sept. 24, 2011, included the following persons: