Stover Gift Supports Welcome Center and Ice Arena

March, 2011

Seeking to ensure the legacy of the late Sheldon Dow and the Dow Oil Company of Laconia, NH, Joni Ballard Stover ’82G, a former adjunct faculty member in English, has named the reception desk in the Savage Welcome Center in their honor.

Dow was Stover’s first husband, the grandfather of Lindsey Daniels ’09, and the great-grandson of John H. Dow, who started Dow Oil in 1873. Sheldon Dow passed away in 1972 and the business was sold to Irving Oil in 1987.

Stover said the Dow family always stressed the value of education and involvement in athletics, making her support of the welcome center and ice arena a natural way to memorialize the family and their work in the Lakes Region.

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