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Dr. William "Bill" Fulton Endowed Baseball Scholarship

Many of us have fond memories of our educational experiences. Whether it was studying late in to the night for that final exam or participating on a team as a player or fan, we can all recall a special teacher or professor who impacted our lives and had a positive influence. Dr. William "Bill" Fulton of Cal State Fullerton was one of those people.

Bill was the first Titans head baseball coach from 1965-1972, and established the groundwork of what is the nationally recognized program of today. Titan Baseball is one of Cal State Fullerton’s most successful programs. This includes numerous appearances in the College World Series, including four championships, and countless league and major tournament titles. He was an integral part of the success of Titan Athletics and the development of our student-athletes not only on the playing field but also in the classroom. He set an example for his student-athletes by being an active member in his community through volunteer work and church involvement. Bill also led the Health Department (now known as the College of Health and Human Development) in its infancy. Bill also established the overwhelmingly popular coed softball league known as the Scrubbini League; a class that his former students still remember. Bill retired in 1990, and was granted "emeritus" status by the university in recognition of his many years of service.

Photo: Bill FultonIn 1994, he passed away from Multiple Sclerosis. Baseball was one of his favorite pastimes, as it is ours. And now, it is our turn to recognize Bill and this passion for the game by establishing the Dr. William "Bill" Fulton Endowed Baseball Scholarship.

Our "game plan" is to establish this scholarship which would be presented to a deserving student-athlete in the College of Health and Human Development at the discretion of the Baseball Coach and Director of Athletics. In order to endow a scholarship in his name, our committee is charged with raising $25,000. This is the amount necessary to begin generating funds to assist a student-athlete.

We hope that you will join us, family, friends and former students, and once again "step up to the plate" in honor of Bill. Please remember that any gift, no matter what the amount, will help us reach our goal. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Sincerely,

signature Jeannie Fulton   signature Jim Painton
Jeannie Fulton
Wife and Lifelong Teammate
  Jim Painton
Student, Player and Assistant Coach 1968-1969
     
signature Doug Peterson   signature Matt Moschetti
Doug Peterson
Student and Player
  Matt Moschetti
Student and Player
     
signature John Taylor   signature Ron Witchey
John Taylor
Student, Player and Assistant Coach 1970
  Dr. Ron Witchey
Colleague, Officemate and Friend
     

For pictures, please click on one of the following:
Diablos | Pirates | Scrubbini

Click to read the Daily Titan article
Former CSUF Baseball Head Coach's Wife Trying to Establish Scholarship: Jeannie Fulton Hopes to Raise $25,000 for a Deserving Titan Athlete

For more information, please contact Pamela A. Jones-Tintle, Director of Development, Athletics, at (657) 278-4407 or pjones @ fullerton.edu.