Ervin Scholars celebrate and reflect on program’s past 25 years

Clara McLeod (right) greets Jane Ervin, the widow of John B. Ervin, after Ervin spoke at the Ervin Scholars Program 25th Anniversary Celebration Banquet, held Sept. 15 at St. Louis Union Station Marriott. McLeod’s husband, the late James E. McLeod, founded the Ervin Scholars Program in 1987 to pay tribute to WUSTL’s first African-American dean, John B. Ervin, PhD.