Rolla and Christine Six Sorrells and Sylvan Six Emergency Fund
Rolla and Christine Six Sorrells and Aunt Sylvan Six were schoolteachers in central Illinois from the 1930s through the 1960s. They saw first-hand how some students struggled to have the basic necessities that most families took for granted. As a child, their daughter and niece, Linda Sorrells, observed them dropping off baskets of food and clothing on the doorsteps of these students. Linda grew up in a home where helping others was the norm — whether it was helping neighbors fix an electrical problem, providing transportation or offering financial support.
As professor of physical education and director of the Illinois State University wellness program from 1965-2000, Linda was aware of students who struggled financially. It is her prayer that this fund will help students who may temporarily need financial help in order to continue their education.
This fund is established to honor the loving and giving spirit of Linda’s parents and aunt. They would be pleased to know their joy of giving has been passed on to her and to future generations. Linda’s niece, Professor Ann McCullough, continues this family tradition. To God be the Glory.