It's been 10 years since a saint left this earth and joined the angels in heaven. On August 28, 1994, the phenomenal Gussie Turner died. As her proud daughter, I still miss her desperately. But I am so excited about the legacy of hope, excellence, and determination she left in her absence. Many of you knew my mom personally and experienced her effervescence, joy, optimism, and complete dedication to the Lord.   She truly changed the lives of scores of people through her career as a counselor, ministry as an evangelist, and life as a community servant.

In honor of my mother's memory, I ran the New York City Marathon on November 7, 2004.  I ran the 26.2 miles through the five boroughs of the Big Apple to symbolize the principles my mom taught me; to run the race of life with faith in Jesus, character, and perseverance. I live those principles everyday.  

I invite you to join me in celebrating the life of Gussie Turner by making a donation to the Gussie Turner Memorial Scholarship fund to help a worthy student fulfill their educational goals.   My mother's last job was as an academic counselor at Arkansas State University.   I cannot count the number of her former students that credit my mom for their success.   Please help me keep her legacy alive with a generous donation to her scholarship fund.   A donation of any amount would be greatly appreciated.   Since my mother literally poured out her life for others, I know you will do your absolute best in your giving.

Please complete the form below and return your tax-deductible donation in the self-addressed stamped envelope enclosed.   

I thank you in advance for your kind generosity. I covet your prayers for this endeavor. And I pray God's best and perfect purpose for your life!

Debbye Turner, DVM
Miss America 1990

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Office of Development
Arkansas State University
P.O. Box 1990
State University, AR 72467-1990