Charles W. Slinkard Music Scholarship

Charles W. "Chuck" Slinkard enjoyed music, reading and sailing. Ha started in 1959 as an advertising assistant with the Selmer Co. and served as Selmer's district manager in Indiana and Michigan. In 1964, he was named sales promotion manager for Selmer's merchandise department. He left Selmer in 1969 to work for a New York company and went to another New York company in 1971. We worked in Europe for that company and then came back to the U.S. where he worked as a sales manager for E.K. Blessing.

He founded American Way Marketing Inc., a company distributing wind instruments and band accessories, in 1985. He served as president of that company until his death in 2002.

Each year the Jacobs School is proud to award the Charles W. Slinkard Music Scholarship to students majoring in woodwind or brasswind instruments.