Joseph F. Link Jr. studied, taught and lived at Xavier for most of his adult life. And now, upon his death in January at age 89, Link’s dedication to the University and its students will carry on with the creation of the Joseph F. Link Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Link’s niece, Nancy Murphy, who managed his affairs, donated seed money to start the fund, which is accepting donations in his memory. Beneficiaries will be students in need of financial aid and students of economics.
The professor emeritus of economics, who graduated magna cum laude in 1935, taught at the University from 1946 to 1976, but he also served as education consultant to the U.S. State Department in Central America, taught high school and college-level music and was the boys’ choir director at a local Catholic church. A real estate investor, he swapped a number of properties he owned–including the historic villa, which is now the honors house–to the University.
To contribute to the fund, submit donations to: Joseph F. Link Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund, Office of Development, Xavier University, 3800 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45207-5131.