Nathan and Agnes Janco - Chapman Legacy Society
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Gifts Established:

  • Nathan and Agnes Janco Scholarship Endowment Fund | Est. 2006
brick engraved with name Nathan and Agnes Janco

Nathan and Agnes Janco

Tulsa community leaders Nathan and Agnes Janco shared a commitment to promoting excellence in education. This passion for higher education was born out of their own experiences, Agnes as an alumna of The University of Tulsa (BA ’45) and Nathan as an alumnus of New York University.

Nathan was the longtime president of Centrifugal Casting Machine Company, and it was in this role that he grew to appreciate the need for well-qualified engineers and scientists to act as the primary engines for the American economy. In the spring of 1980, he published a book on the centrifugal casting of metals and dedicated the proceeds from the sale of the book to a scholarship fund in the American Foundry Association.

Before he passed away, one of Nathan’s final wishes was to create a similar scholarship at The University of Tulsa. He and his wife were pleased to establish a scholarship that would not only financially support deserving TU students, but which also associates their family name with TU in a lasting and permanent way. Nathan Janco passed away in 2006, and Agnes died in January 2011.

Through their generous bequest, the couple created the Nathan and Agnes Janco Scholarship Endowment Fund, which provides merit-based scholarships to students enrolled in the College of Engineering and Computer Science.