Sparkle Moore FurnasBorn: 1901
Sparkle Furnas was born in Zionville, Indiana. She earned a BS from Purdue University (1924) and an MS from the University of Minnesota (1930). During Clifford C. Furnas' tenure as the leader of UB (Chancellor 1954-1962; President 1962-1966), Sparkle Furnas was active in promoting the university and was a strong supporter of the UB Women's Club. After her husband's death, Sparkle Furnas wrote his three-volume biography and with the help of her family, created the Clifford C. Furnas Scholar/Athlete Award at UB. She also established the Clifford C. Furnas Memorial Room in the Office of the President which held mementos of his life and career.
- Fogel, Charles M. [Remarks given at Sparkle Furnas' memorial service], 1996.
- "Sparkle Furnas dies at 94; UB 'first lady.'" Reporter, February 29, 1996.
Affiliation(s): Presidential Spouses
Record Group(s): 4
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