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Greg Baker Endowed Scholarship in Athletics (Track & Field) 
The scholarship was established by Greg Baker ‘74 a former track and field member who also played football at Southeastern.  It provides support to a track and field athlete.

Greg Baker, Thomas McKnight and Beverly Baker Doggett Scholarship in Athletics(Football) 
The scholarship was  established by family members,  Thomas McKnight ‘98, Beverly Baker Doggett ‘79, and Greg Baker ‘74. Greg was a standout football and track and field athlete.  The scholarship supports a student playing football at Southeastern.

The Dr. Beatrice Baldwin and Michael D. Materne Endowed Scholarship for Language and Cultural Studies Abroad 
The scholarship is for a  student with an interest in language, or cultural and historical studies options offered in the study abroad program. Dr. Baldwin served as the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Professor of Educational Research and Statistics at Southeastern. She also served as the UL System’s Vice President for Research and Performance Assessment. Her husband, Michael Materne, is retired from the School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences at the LSU Agricultural Center. 

Jim (Mr. B’s) Barker Endowed Scholarship 
The scholarship was established in 1998 by friends and family to memorialize Jim Barker ‘69  who was the graduate of the College of Business and  proprietor of Mr. B’s Pizza in Ponchatoula.  The scholarship benefits one female and one male former Ponchatoula High School graduate with previous involvement in the Ponchatoula Youth Basketball program.

The William B. Barker Endowed Scholarship in Special Education and/or Elementary Education 
The scholarship was established by family and friends to provide financial assistance to a student majoring in Special Education or Elementary Education. “Bill” Barker ‘53 served as an educator in the St. Tammany School System for over 30 years, and after retiring, was a Principal and Administrator at the Regina Coeli Head Start System, and later was a Supervisor of Student Teachers at Southeastern. 

Cameron & Marcia Barr First Generation Endowed Scholarship 
Established by Cameron Barr ‘71 and Marcia Comeaux Barr ‘72, the scholarship provides financial support to a first generation student. A portion of the funds for this scholarship were provided by the Louisiana State Board of Regents.

Marcia & Cameron Barr Summer School Aid for Athletes Endowed Scholarship 
The scholarship was established by the Barr’s to assist athletes with  tuition during the summer  so they would have the resources to stay on campus and train for their individual sports.

Marcia C. Barr Endowed Scholarship in Kinesiology 
The scholarship was established to support a student in Kinesiology. Marcia Comeaux Barr ‘72, a Southeastern Foundation Board member, is a retired physical education teacher and established this scholarship with her husband, Cameron Barr ‘71.

Thomas III & Virginia Barr Endowed Scholarship in Athletics 
The scholarship was established by Marcia and Cameron Barr in honor of his parents.  It supports a member of the golf team at Southeastern. Cameron Barr was an active  member and past President of the Lions Athletic Association Board of Directors.

Reverend & Mrs. Alexander Bartus Memorial Endowed Scholarship 
The scholarship was established in 2008 by members of the Bartus Family. It honors Reverend and Mrs. Alexander Bartus and the Albany Hungarian Presbyterian Church. Reverend Bartus was pastor of the Albany Hungarian Presbyterian church for over 50 years. The scholarship benefits a deserving student who is a graduate of Albany or Hammond high schools.

Robert L. Baskin Leadership Scholarship 
The scholarship was established in 1988 by Mrs. Ann Baskin in honor of her late husband. The scholarship benefits a Tangipahoa high school graduate who participated in extracurricular activities  and was involved in community affairs. 

Eula Mae Beall Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Nursing 
The scholarship was established by friends and family and later fully endowed by Eula Mae’s sister and brother-in-law, Cati and Michael Hard.  Eula Mae was a beginning nursing student at Southeastern when she died  in a car accident.  The scholarship was established to ensure that nursing students accepted into clinicals would continue to have financial resources to pursue a nursing degree.

The George and Cecil Bedsole Endowed Scholarship in Criminal Justice 
The scholarship was established by Judge Brenda Bedsole Ricks, ‘73  in honor of her parents.  Mrs. Cecil Bedsole served as Dr. Luther Dyson’s secretary when he was President of Southeastern.  Her husband of 60 years, George W. Bedsole, was the Department Head Emeritus of the Sociology, Social Welfare and Criminal Justice Departments and Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Southeastern. 

Bellsouth College of Business Endowment 
The scholarship was established by Bellsouth, at one time a  division of A T & T, and it supports a student majoring in any discipline offered by the College of Business.

Berey Family Endowed Scholarship in Business 
The scholarship was established by brothers, Haydn Berey ‘65 and Joseph Berey ‘66 and their spouses, Suzanna and Judy ‘68, in honor of the Berey brothers’ father, Alexander “Alex” J. Berey ‘42. Alex was an outgoing and gregarious businessman and civic leader in the community and was especially proud of his Hungarian roots. The scholarship supports students majoring in marketing.

Theodore G. "Teddy" Betz, Jr. Scholarship 
The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to a student majoring in Industrial Technology by his sister, Iris St. Blanc, in loving memory of her late brother. 

 J.L. and Jo M. Bickham Endowed Scholarship in Education 
The scholarship was established by Nancy Bickham Shaw, ’66 and her husband Ralph Shaw, Jr. ’61, the daughter and son-in-law of J.L and Jo M. Bickham, and it recognizes their devotion to education in the state of Louisiana.  Its purpose is to provide support to a student majoring in education at Southeastern.

Mouton and Leactrice Bickham Endowed Scholarship 
The scholarship was established by Mr. Gaylord Bickham in honor of his parents, Mr. Alexander Mouton Bickham and Mrs. Leatrice Brumfield Bickham. Gaylord was the son of one of the founding families of Franklinton, Louisiana. The scholarship provides financial support to a deserving student who graduated from a Washington Parish high school.

Noel and Essie Bickham Endowed Scholarship in Education 
The scholarship provides financial assistance to a Southeastern student from Washington parish pursuing a degree in education.  It was established in memory of his parents by Francis Bickham ‘51, ‘74,  an educator himself and Chairperson of the Lallie Kemp Hospital board. 

Paul L. Billingsley Nursing Scholarship 
Paul L. Billingsley practiced law in Louisiana for over 44 years. In tribute to his admiration for nurses on the frontlines and to honor the North Oaks Medical Center Nurses caring for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, his wife Dr. Luanne Billingsley, RN, established this scholarship in his memory. Through this scholarship, Paul’s legacy of gratitude lives on through the students accepted into the Southeastern School of Nursing.

W. L. "Buddy" Billups Scholarship in Special Education 
Buddy Billups was a successful and generous Hammond businessman, who earned his fortune in oil and gas.  Along with his brothers, he pioneered the independent retail oil and gas business during the Great Depression.  Mr. Billups received Southeastern’s first Honorary Doctorate in 1979. Having an interest in helping children with disabilities, he  established the  scholarship to provide financial assistance to a student in Special Education..

Arlen R. Blackwell Endowed Scholarship in Athletics (Football) 
Arlen Blackwell ‘56 was a member of Southeastern’s Athletic Hall of Fame and a three sport letterman in football, baseball and track. The scholarship supports a student athlete in football and was established by his daughter Terri Blackwell LeBlanc ‘79 and son-in-law, Conway LeBlanc.

Edward Blanchard Memorial Scholarship in Industrial Technology 
The scholarship was established  in her brother’s memory by Edith Blanchard Owens, and her son, faculty member Dr. James R. Owens, Jr.  and other family members. A leader and innovator, Edward dedicated his life to building ships and developing Avondale Shipyards.  He retired after 46 years as the VP of Production-Operations. The scholarship recognizing his leadership and inspiration is for a student in Industrial Technology.

Dorothy Blossman Endowed Scholarship in English
The scholarship was established by the Dorothy Blossman Foundation, Lee Spence, Executive Director.  Dorothy and her husband David were residents of Covington and community philanthropists. The Dorothy Blossman Foundation supports student scholarships in the region. The scholarship provides financial aid to a student majoring in English. 

The James Edward "Buddy" Bodker, Sr., and Audrey H. Bodker Endowed Scholarship in Education 
Buddy Bodker ‘50 was a teacher and coach at Ponchatoula High School for 30 years.  Audrey ‘50, Buddy’s wife of 73 years, served as an Assistant Principal and in other roles in the Ponchatoula School System. The scholarship provides financial support to a graduate of Ponchatoula High School majoring in Education.

William and Emily Bond Endowed Scholarship in Athletics 
The scholarship was established by  faculty members, William Bond ‘63 and Emily Bond ‘71 . Billy was the faculty liaison to Athletics for a number of years and retired from teaching microbiology and botany at Southeastern after 40 years. Emiliy retired as an associate professor in Nursing. The scholarship is for a student athlete with a preference for a Biology or Nursing student who is participating in  football, volleyball, soccer or basketball.

Vonnie Borden Memorial Scholarship in Theatre 
The scholarship was established by her husband Duffy Borden, along with other family and friends. Vonnie Haisty Borden, an Arkansas native, arrived at Southeastern in 1946  to launch curriculums in theatre and speech.  A graduate of Baylor and Northwestern, she taught and directed plays at the university for over two decades.  She was much loved  and respected by her students, colleagues, family and friends.  The scholarship  supports a student in Theatre.

Brian M. Bosarge (Tau Kappa Epsilon) Endowed Scholarship 
The scholarship was established by the Board of Advisors of the Theta Nu chapter of TKE in honor of their long-time alumni advisor, Brian Bosarge.  It is for an initiated member of TKE or a student in another organization or discipline as determined by the TKE Board of Advisors.  

Boudreaux Family Endowed Scholarship for Future Leaders in Supply Chain Management 
As an involved member of the College of Business Supply Chain Management Advisory Board, and the Senior Vice President of Supply Chain at Walmart Corporation, Bryan Boudreaux ’90 led the way in providing support for the program by establishing the first endowed scholarship for a student majoring in Supply Chain Management.

Zachary Alan Bourg Physics Research Apprenticeship 
Zachary Bourg was a senior at Ponchatoula High School and was concurrently enrolled at Southeastern as a Physics major.  The apprenticeship has been established in his memory to provide a legacy befitting Zachary’s intellectual curiosity.  His mother, Dr. Tammy Bourg, former Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs  and Professor of Psychology at Southeastern  established the scholarship for a student majoring in Physics.

Andrew Bowden Endowed Scholarship in Nursing 
Andrew Bowden ‘06 began his nursing training at Southeastern as a non-traditional student at 30 years old, and after obtaining his degree worked in the critical care unit at North Oaks Medical Center.   He truly loved his profession.  His parents, Sara Lovro ‘69 and Jim Bowden ‘69, along with his friends and family established the scholarship in his memory to assist a non-traditional student (25 or older) in the nursing program.  

Glen D. Bowman Family Endowed Scholarship in Athletics(Basketball) 
The scholarship was established by Glen Bowman ‘63, a Southeastern Hall of Fame member for his achievements as a member of Southeastern men’s basketball and track teams. Glen was also a Lions Athletic Association Board member.The scholarship benefits a student athlete who plays men’s basketball.

C. Allen Bradley Endowed Scholarship in Business 
C. Allen Bradley, Jr. ‘73 majored in Government and became an attorney and businessman in his hometown of DeRidder, Louisiana.  From 1984 to 1992, he represented District 31 (Beauregard and Vernon parishes) in the Louisiana House of Representatives.  The scholarship, established by Allen, supports a student majoring in business who is also a member of the track team.

Allen Bradley Summer School Scholarship (Athletics) 
C. Allen Bradley, Jr. ‘73 participated in track while attending Southeastern. He majored in Government and had an impressive career as an attorney in his hometown of DeRidder, Louisiana. When he retired as CEO of Amerisafe, Inc in 2015 the company established the scholarship which benefits student athletes, with a preference for those running track, attending summer school. 

The Mollie Robicheaux Branch Endowed Scholarship in Education 
Mollie Robicheaux Branch received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 1961 and Master of Business Education in 1981 from Southeastern, where she was very active on campus. She went on to become a dedicated educator in Baton Rouge, and was a charter member of the Starkey Academy. The scholarship was established by her husband, Irvin Branch ‘59 and son Gene Branch, along with other family members to provide financial assistance to a student majoring in Education. 

David Y. Brian Family Endowed Scholarship in Athletics(Football) 
David Brian ‘68 played football for Southeastern in the early 60’s and graduated in Health, Safety, Physical Education and Coaching.  He established the scholarship to support a Southeastern football player from Baton Rouge, Walker or Denham Springs.

Sharlotte and Brian Endowment for the Support of Football 
Bret Brian ‘85, a former football player and Business graduate and his wife, Sharlotte Jackson Brian ‘87, a Consumer Family Sciences graduate established the scholarship  to support a Southeastern football player.

Bright Futures Endowed First Generation Scholarship 
This Louisiana Board of Regents matched scholarship was established by a former faculty member who wishes to remain anonymous. This faculty member had a truly giving heart and desired to assist first generation students who exhibited true financial need and who carried a “B” average.

LaVanner Brown Endowed Scholarship 
The scholarship was established in memory of Lavanner S. Brown by her colleagues at Southeastern in 2005. Lavanner served as executive director of Southeastern's TRIO/GEAR UP programs. The scholarship provides financial support to a student who is an active participant in the TRIO/GEAR Up program.

Dr. Robert Carl Brown Endowed Scholarship in Math 
Dr. Brown was Professor Emeritus and Department Head Emeritus of Mathematics at Southeastern. He endowed a scholarship to benefit a student studying math at Southeastern.  The scholarship was established through the BellSouth challenge grant, which matched gifts from University faculty and staff. 

Bruce and Michelle Mortensen Brumfield Endowed Scholarship 
The scholarship was established by Bruce Brumfield ‘84 and Michelle Mortensen Brumfield ‘86 in 2012.  Bruce was a residential advisor and graduated in Accounting. Michelle graduated in Merchandising.  The scholarship for a current residential advisor was a way for them to show their appreciation for the opportunities and experiences that Southeastern provided them, and it supports a student residential advisor. 

Bradley Lane Brummel (Kappa Alpha) Endowed Scholarship 
The scholarship was established in memory of Bradley Brummel by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brummel, in 1999.  Bradley was a first year business major and a member of the Kappa Alpha Fraternity. The Bradley Lane Brummel scholarship provides financial assistance to a full-time student who is a member of the Kappa Alpha Fraternity.

G. Dean Brunson and Judy C. Gavant Endowed Scholarship in Marketing
Dean Brunson, a 1982 graduate of the College of Business with a degree in Business Administration established this scholarship in both his and his wife's names to provide support to a student majoring in Marketing with financial need. While a student, Dean was an active member in the Student Marketing Association Club.

Nathan and Evelyn Bruser Endowed Scholarship in Track and Field 
Nathan Bruser ‘94, ‘97 and Evelyn Dunn Bruser ‘94, ‘96 established the scholarship in Track and Field. Nathan was a member of the Track and Field team while a student and his wife “Evie” was a cheerleader.  The scholarship supports a student track athlete.

F. Kenton Bueche Memorial Scholarship 
Accounting faculty member Stella Helluin and her husband Jay established this scholarship in memory of Stella’s father, Kenton Bueche.  The scholarship benefits a  student majoring in Accounting.

Christina Vachetta Buehler Memorial Endowed Scholarship 
The scholarship was established by family and friends of Christina Buehler ‘77, ‘79.  Receiving both an Undergraduate and  Masters degrees in Business Education from Southeastern, she was a faculty member and had been a longtime employee of AmSouth Bank.  She was active in community and civic affairs, having served as president of the Hammond Chamber of Commerce Board and an organizer of the Hammond Balloon Festival.  The scholarship is for a student majoring in marketing who, like Christina, is from the New Orleans area.

Gordon & Margaret Burgess Endowed Scholarship 
Former Parish President Gordon Burgess and his wife Margaret continue to serve the citizens of Tangipahoa faithfully and bring opportunity for many with the creation of their legacy scholarship at Southeastern.  Students recipients of the scholarship will have graduated from Loranger High School, Independence High School, Amite High School, Sumner High School, or Kentwood High School and will be majoring in Music, Political Science or any area offered by  the College of Business.

Brandon Buras Memorial Scholarship 
Brandon Buras was a senior attending Southeastern on a rodeo scholarship and majoring in biology and pre-med.  He was president of the SLU Rodeo Association and was a member of Cowboys for Christ.  At the age 22, Brandon was a rising rodeo star when tragedy struck and he was killed in a bull-riding accident  The scholarship was established by the Southeastern Rodeo Association to be awarded to a senior pre-med student.

William M. "Bill" Burch Endowed Scholarship in Accounting 
The scholarship was established by his wife, Judy Burch ‘71, ‘79 and other family members and friends as a fitting and meaningful memorial for her husband Bill Burch ‘67 who Judy believes would have been pleased to provide lasting support for a Southeastern student majoring in accounting. 

Laurie Ann Bennett Burns Endowed Scholarship in Family and Consumer Sciences 
Laurie was a junior at Southeastern at the time of her passing.  The scholarship established in her memory was endowed by her husband, Ernie Burns along with contributions from friends, faculty, sorority sisters of Sigma Sigma Sigma, and the Southeastern Faculty and Staff Scholarship Matching Fund.  The scholarship provides assistance to a student majoring in Family and Consumer Sciences and supports a field study experience.