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Faculty Fellowship Established to Support Creative Writing

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The Reta K. Haynes Faculty Fellowship, established through the generosity of the Harold K. and Reta Haynes Family Foundation of San Rafael, CA, provides support for creative writing in the Department of English at Montana State University.  Expected to provide approximately $10,000 annually, the endowment will be used to support English department faculty members in their creative writing endeavors. Mrs. Haynes studied creative writing when she was an undergraduate student at Texas Christian University.

Harold Haynes, who graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in civil engineering, began his career as an engineer with Standard Oil Co. of California (SOCAL), now Chevron. He became the company's president in 1969, and then its chairman and CEO. He retired in 1981. The Haynes, who had a home in Bozeman, raised three daughters and have six grandchildren. Mr. Haynes, who served on the Entrepreneurship Advisory Network of MSU's College of Business (COB), and had previously established both faculty and student development awards for the COB, died in 2009.

Updated: 04/15/2011