Nina Erichson Haddad Endowed Scholarship in Nursing
Nina Haddad, Ed.D. was instrumental in the planning and establishment of North Oaks Hospital, as well as the BSN program at Southeastern. Dr. Haddad’s husband, Dr. Raymond Haddad, endowed the scholarship in her memory. It will provide a student who qualifies for admission to the honor society of nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, with financial assistance.
Raymond & Nina Haddad Gamma Beta Phi Scholarship
Both donors served in religious life and lived in Hammond and Ponchatoula during the 1960s. Ray was the first chaplain at St. Albert’s Chapel and Catholic Student Center and supervised the construction of Cardinal Newman Hall on campus. Nina was a Nurse Administrator and assisted with the establishment of the nursing school at Southeastern. Education and scholarship were important to both Nina and Ray. Ray created the scholarship in his will for an active member in good standing in Gamma Beta Phi Honor Service Society.
Hammond Jaycees First Generation Endowed Scholarships
The scholarship was established with funds provided by the Hammond Jaycees. It supports a first generation student. A portion of the funds for this scholarship were provided by a match from the Louisiana State Board of Regents.
Hammond Junior Auxiliary Miriam Newton Endowed Scholarship
The scholarship was established in the name of Miriam “Myrt” Newton, a founding member of Hammond Junior Auxiliary. It benefits a female student graduating from Hammond High School, Ponchatoula High School or St. Thomas Aquinas High School.
Hammond-Ponchatoula Sunriser Rotary Club Endowed Scholarship
The scholarship was established by the Hammond-Ponchatoula Sunriser Rotary. Rotary is a global network of neighbors, friends, leaders and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change-across the globe, in our communities and in ourselves. The scholarship benefits a student who resides in Hammond or Ponchatoula.
Dr. Robert & Lydia Hardy Endowed Scholarship in Athletics (Baseball)
The scholarship was established by Bob Hardy and his wife Lydia Waguespack Hardy ‘64, who met at Southeastern. Bob was the starting pitcher for the Lions from 1959 to 1962 and is a member of the Southeastern’s Athletic Hall of Fame. Lydia was an English major and member of the Thirteen Club. The scholarship benefits a Southeastern baseball player.
Cathy Sue Reed Grinels Harrell Endowed Scholarship
Cathy Harrell ‘88 spent her life championing others, particularly through the educational systems in which she worked for the majority of her life. She received her Master’s of Education in Special Education at Southeastern. In loving memory of his wife Cathy, Tony Harrell established this scholarship for students admitted to graduate level programs (masters or doctorate) in the College of Education.
Trevon Hatch Memorial Scholarship in Nursing
The scholarship was established by Jonathan B. Hatch in memory of his brother’s son, Trevon Hatch, who died at 12 years old from leukemia and will provide financial assistance to a deserving Southeastern student majoring in Nursing.
The Joyce Helms Memorial Scholarship in Special Education
The scholarship was established by her husband, Bobby Helms, who was the former owner and operator of the Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise in Hammond, Amite and Ponchatoula. The scholarship provides financial support to a Southeastern student pursuing a degree in Special Education.
Norman Higginbotham Scholarship in Physics
Dr. Higginbotham was an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War. He served as the Head of the Department of Chemistry and Physics and taught classes in Astronomy. Colleagues in the department and contributions from family and friends helped to establish the scholarship, which will provide assistance to a student majoring in Physics.
Lisa J. Hill Endowed Scholarship
The scholarship was established by the friends of Lisa Hill ‘91. Lisa was a Phi Mu, and when she lost her battle against lupus her sorority sisters joined together to memorialize her memory. It is for a Southeastern female who is a member of a Greek fraternity or sorority.
R.K. Hoddinott Endowed Scholarship in Business and Technology
Reginald K. Hoddinott, III ’77, was the 2004 Distinguished Alumnus for Southeastern’s Department of Business. He is a Senior Vice President for Merrill Lynch in New Orleans, and established the scholarship in order to provide assistance to a student majoring in Business.
Kenneth G. Holder Math Education Scholarship
Mrs. Shirley Holder ‘68 ‘75, colleagues and friends helped to establish the scholarship in memory of her husband, who dedicated many years to educating Southeastern students. (Ask Math Faculty for a few words about Ken Holderdied in ‘89, )
Holly & Smith Architects, Inc. First-Generation Endowed Scholarship
The scholarship provides financial assistance to a first generation student from Louisiana majoring in Visual Arts. Principal Architect and Founder Michael Holly and Principal Architect and Design Director Jeff Smith believe in supporting the arts and the local community. Their architecture firm is responsible for much of the revitalization of Downtown Hammond and has a design imprint on Southeastern’s campus.
Hood Automotive Scholarship
The scholarship was established by Bill Hood Automotive by Wiliam “Bill” Hood, Owner and the scholarship will provide assistance to a student studying Business. Bill has served on a number of community boards including the Hammond Chamber of Commerce and First Guaranty Bank.
Gail Hood Endowed Scholarship in the Visual Arts
Gail is a former faculty member in the Visual Arts department and the scholarship was established by family and friends as a tribute to her years of dedication to art students and to Southeastern. For two decades before her retirement in May 2006, Hood taught drawing, painting, design, and art history in the Department of Visual Arts. She was also a director of the department’s Clark Hill Gallery during her tenure.
Paul & Patty Hubert Program Endowment for Columbia Theatre
The endowment was established by Paul and Patty to support quality programming at the Columbia Theatre and bring the arts to patrons of the surrounding communities.
Brenda Herson Hunter Endowed Scholarship
The scholarship was established with funds provided by Myer Feldman, a political aide in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, and friend to former Southeastern President, Dr. Sally Clausen. The scholarship recognizes the mother of Dr. Kim Hunter Reed, Commissioner of Higher Education and is for any Southeastern student.
Gertie Hyde Endowed Scholarship in Visual Arts
The scholarship was established by faculty and recognizes the dedication of the art department‘s long time administrative assistant, Gertie Hyde. The scholarship supports a student majoring in Art..
Larry Hymel Endowed Scholarship for Sports Journalism
The scholarship was established by Larry Hymel ‘66, Larry was the longtime sports information director for Athletics and a staff member in a number of campus departments over his 50 year career at Southeastern. The scholarship will provide financial assistance to a Southeastern student who is involved in sports writing for the University. At the time she retired, Larry Hymel was recognized with a Lion for Life Lifetime Achievement Award.