Chuck Sherwood came to Mankato to study anthropology. While he loved his anthropology classes and particularly enjoyed the field work classes, he eventually changed majors to pursue another of his passions. Today Chuck is owner and Vice President of Maverick Software Consulting, where he supports his alma mater by hiring Minnesota State Mankato students as software developers and testers. Chuck believes that his decision to study in Mankato shaped who he is today. His courses in anthropology gave him tools for understanding diverse perspectives, which helps him as he interacts with people from various backgrounds.
Chuck named this scholarship for her mother, who chose to devote her time to raising Chuck in lieu of pursuing a career as a history teacher.