Pleasant Valley Community Fire Company (Pleasant
Valley) has established an endowed fund for Carroll Community College (Carroll)
students in honor and memory of their life member, Robert Fogle, III. He died
in the line of duty in 2014 at the age of 58.
fund was announced at Carroll just prior to the college’s monthly board meeting
on Feb. 15, 2017. The donors presented a commemorative check that evening,
following remarks from College President Dr. James D. Ball.
$600 scholarships will be available annually, an amount that is expected to
grow. The scholarships are available to
students who are majoring in an area of study that leads to a career in public
“Mr. Fogle had
a reputation for helping others, so it is fitting that a scholarship fund be
established in his name,” said Ball. “Students will receive help in perpetuity
as a legacy. He had a passion for teaching young people and he carried great
respect in his field. He firmly believed that education is the backbone of
fire fighter was a 31-year member of Pleasant Valley. He was also a 27-year
member of the Baltimore County Fire Department. He was a University of Maryland
MFRI instructor working with the Carroll County Emergency Services Training
Program, where he taught fire and EMS students.
He was an avid
golfer and a veteran committee chair. The funds to initiate and perpetuate this
fund will come from the annual golf tournament hosted by the fire department.
was honored to have so many guests from the fire department and the
scholarship/golf committee, as well as family, during the commemorative check
presentation,” said Steve Wantz, executive director of Institutional
Advancement and the College Foundation. “Students are the beneficiaries of such
a generous donation named after such a generous public servant.”