The Joseph and Jewell Ebrecht Excellence in Education Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The scholarship was established by Joseph “J.E.” Ebrecht, the founder of Ponchatoula Feed and Seed and longtime resident of Ponchatoula. The scholarship provides financial assistance to a student attending Southeastern and majoring in Education.
Byard Edwards MBA Scholarship
The scholarship was established in honor of Mr. Byard Edwards, Sr. by his son Andrew Edwards ‘74, a former member and past-President of the Southeastern Foundation Board of Directors. Byard Edwards, Sr. a longtime resident of Ponchatoula, was the President and Founder of Ponchatoula Lumber Company and served as a member of the Board of Directors of Citizens National Bank. This scholarship provides financial assistance to a student from the Florida Parishes enrolled in the MBA Program.
Frederick Emmendorfer Endowed Scholarship in Industrial Technology
The scholarship was established by his daughter, Wendy Lauderdale ‘93, Vice President for University Advancement at Southeastern and her husband Steve Lauderdale ‘83. Fred was a life-long resident of St. Louis, Missouri, and a Hammond resident in his later years. Fred was the owner and operator of Emmendorfer's Service Station for over 50 years and is remembered for his wit and kindness to all he met. The scholarship in Industrial Technology perpetuates his memory and provides financial assistance to Southeastern students in Industrial Technology.
Helen Entrikin Endowed Scholarship in Art
Ms. Entrikin began her art studies at Southeastern after retiring from teaching. She blossomed as a sculptor and eventually went on to become the President of the Hammond Art Guild, and founded the Mail Car Art Gallery in Ponchatoula. The scholarship was endowed by her family and friends to benefit an upperclassman in art.
Janice and Leonie Ezegbunam Endowed Scholarship in Track and Field
The sisters, Janice ‘04,’05 and Leonie ‘09, ‘09 both majored in accounting and received MBA’s at Southeastern and were successful track athletes while at Southeastern. They were recruited to the University from the Bahamas. The scholarship provides tuition assistance to track and field athletes.