Nov. 7 the Kellogg School dedicated a quiet-study room
in the Donald P. Jacobs Center in honor of a gift from
estate of Margeret Ellen and Stuart Homer Brimacombe.
As a testament to their support of Northwestern
University and the Kellogg School, the Brimacombes designated
as a bequest in their will. Family members of the couple
attended the dedication of the study room, which will bear
the Brimacombe family name.
of the Chicago area and born in 1905, Stuart Brimacombe graduated
from Northwestern’s School of Commerce with
a bachelor of science degree in 1941. He often spoke of his
academic experience at Northwestern with great pride and
fondness. Margeret Brimacombe, a native of Minnesota, was
born in 1915 and graduated from the University of Minnesota
with a bachelor of science degree in 1937, earning her master’s
in education from Minnesota in 1963. Mr. Brimacombe served
in the U.S. Navy
and fought in the European theater during World War II. His
life’s work included brokering for the meat and paper
industries. Mrs. Brimacombe was an elementary school teacher
in the Chicago area, who was also active in many philanthropic
The Brimacombe family hopes Kellogg students
will enjoy the quiet-study room and use it as a place to
find solitude and
academic fulfillment. The Brimacombe’s love of education
and learning never waned throughout their long, full lives,
and family members say the couple remained young at heart
during their entire life’s journey. Stuart lived to
be 93, while Margeret lived to 87.
The Kellogg School is grateful to the Brimacombes
for their generosity.