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The Clea and Peggy Parker Endowed Scholarship 
The scholarship was established by their children, Brian Parker ‘78, Stephen Parker ‘79, Karen Parker Ellis ‘82, ‘88 and Robin Parker ‘86, ‘88 and their respective spouses.   Dr. Parker ‘48,   served as the University's president from 1968-1980 and was the first Southeastern alumnus to also serve as its President.  A hallmark of his Presidency was to name students to University-wide committees, promoting an 'open door' policy and being seen regularly visiting with students  throughout the campus. Dr. Parker received his undergraduate degree from Southeastern in Health and Physical Education. The scholarship provides financial assistance to a student pursuing a degree in Education. 

Anil and Sudha Patel Endowed Scholarship in Business 
The scholarship was established by Anil Patel ‘71 and his wife Sudha Patel ‘79.  Anil who is a former member of the Alumni Association Board, received an MBA at Southeastern and Sudha received a degree in accounting from Southeastern.   They have established the scholarship to provide financial assistance to a student majoring in a discipline of the College of Business.

E.M. "Mitch" Patterson  Memorial Scholarship in Special Education 
The scholarship  was established by Dr. Stephen Ragan, a former Dean of the College of Education in the name of his grandfather, Everett Milford “Mitch” Patterson.  The scholarship will  provide financial aid to a student pursuing a degree in Special Education. 

Scott Miller Patterson Endowed Scholarship in Athletics (Football) 
The scholarship was established by Malcolm Patterson ‘54 who played for the Lions from 1950-1953. The scholarship benefits a Southeastern football player.

Cedric & Kimberley Patton Endowment Scholarship (Football) 
Cedric Patton '82 played football for the Lions from 1978-1981. He and his wife Kimberley established this scholarship to benefit a Southeastern football player.

Frances A. Payne Endowed Scholarship in Business 
Jack Payne established the scholarship in his mother France’s name. Jack was a successful financial advisor with A.G. Edwards and served on the Southeastern Foundation Board of Directors for many years. His scholarship benefits a student majoring in Finance. (Photo of mother in file)

Claude Bernard Pennington, Jr.  Endowed Scholarship 
The scholarship was established with a contribution from the Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation.  Claude Pennington Jr. was a ‘49 grad of Southeastern and the scholarship benefits a Southeastern student.

Bernice Ross Penland Endowed Scholarship in Nursing 
Ross Downing, prominent Hammond businessman and automobile dealer, endowed the scholarship to honor his late mother, who worked tirelessly to support her family as a registered nurse for over 60 years. The scholarship will provide assistance to a Nursing student at Southeastern.

Russell and Allison Penzato Endowed Scholarship 
Southeastern sweethearts Russell and Allison Penzato established their scholarship to benefit the current president of Southeastern’s Phi Mu sorority and the current president of Southeastern’s Delta Tau Delta fraternity.  

Joyce Paul Perrin Endowed Study Abroad Music Scholarship 
The scholarship was established by Pat McClellan ‘68, niece of Joyce Paul Perrin to honor her aunt, a  longtime member of the English faculty at Southeastern  and “a music lover to the ‘nth’ degree.” The scholarship is to assist students majoring in Music/Voice. 

Phi Kappa Phi Lou Ballard Endowed Scholarship 
The scholarship was established during the organization's 50th anniversary in 2005, and is for an active member of the chapter.  Lou Ballard, for whom the scholarship is named, was its longtime secretary and by whom the history of the Southeastern chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, “Our history...Our Legacy” was written. She is also remembered as an emeritus professor of English at Southeastern.

David “Wolfie” Phillippe Endowed Scholarship 
The scholarship was established by the family and friends of David “Wolfie” Philippe along with the Gamma Beta Phi organization of which Wolfie was a treasured member.   Wolfie  is remembered for his indomitable spirit racing around campus in his motorized wheelchair.  The scholarship is to benefit students with a physical disability, with a preference for a member of Gamma Beta Phi.

Phi Mu-Pat Catlett Fendlason Memorial Scholarship 
The scholarship was established by Phi Mu alumni of the Alpha Psi chapter on the occasion of their 50th Anniversary.  It is named for Pat Catlett Fenlason, who was their longest serving house mother. It benefits an Alpha Psi member who exhibits leadership and commitment to the success of the chapter. 

Joseph and Anna Piediscalzo Endowed Scholarship in Business
The scholarship was established by their grandson Danny Monistere ‘88, and other grandchildren,  Steve Piediscalzo and Ann Fox-need grad years.  This scholarship will provide financial assistance for students majoring in Business with preference given to first generation students. 

The Ply Family Endowed Scholarship for English
The scholarship was established by members of the Ply family to support students majoring in English

John B. Poche Endowed Scholarship 
The scholarship was established by his wife and family in his memory. John B. Poche ‘82 was Managing Director in the Public Finance group for Raymond James, accumulating over 25 years in the public finance industry over his professional career.  The scholarship will benefit Southeastern finance majors. 

Ponchatoula Lions Club Excellence in Education Scholarships 
Lions clubs members serve to see communities inspired, equipped and transformed.  They believe that even the greatest challenges can be overcome by the power of kindness. This Ponchatoula Lions Club provides scholarships to Ponchatoula High School or St. Thomas Aquinas High school students from Ponchatoula. Home schooled students from Ponchatoula may also qualify. 

Ponchatoula Rotary-Ned Welles Endowed Scholarship 
The scholarship was established by the Ponchatoula Rotary Club along with Sparky, Cathy and Catie Welles in memory of their son and brother to benefit a student graduating from Ponchatoula High School who had been a member of the Rotary Interact Club.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.  

Patrick and Gail Ponder Endowed Scholarship 
The scholarship was established  by  Patrick Ponder ‘63 and his wife Gail.  Patrick was a member of the Lions baseball team and served as the Treasurer and Vice President of the Student Body Association. He  was a CPA and partner in his own firm, Ponder and Muscat.  The scholarship supports a student in any discipline in the College of Business. 

Ray “Coon” & Jacklyn Porta Endowed Scholarship in Athletics 
A quarterback who played for the Lions in the early ‘50’s, Ray was a two time All-Gulf States Conference selection leading the Lions to their second perfect season in 1954.  Ray Porta ‘55 was one of the most successful signal callers in Southeastern history, and is a member of Southeastern’s Hall of Fame.  The scholarship was established by his son, Dr. Mark Porta in his parents’ honor, and it benefits a football or baseball player. 

John & Georgianne Poteet Endowed Scholarship in Baseball 
The scholarship for a baseball player was established by John and Georgianne Poteet who moved to Hammond to establish their business and immediately became involved in the community lending their time and financial support to many educational and civic organizations. John is a member and Past-President of LAA and is a member and current President of the Southeastern Foundation.

Ralph R. Pottle Honor Scholarship in Music
Dr. Ralph Pottle Sr. was the organizer of Southeastern’s Department of Music and Fine Arts, and served as the Department Head until 1964. His son, Ralph Jr. and his daughter, Fern Pottle Atkinson and their respective spouses, Constance and Condit, along with colleagues, alumni and friends endowed the scholarship in his memory. The scholarship is awarded to an outstanding Music major at the end of their freshman year. 

PRIDE Endowed Scholarship Fund 
The scholarship was established by the PRIDE organization that supports Women’s Basketball.  Pride was established to mentor the young women on the team and the funds were raised  from contributions and proceeds from the annual  Bunko for Basketball event.  It supports a woman basketball player who has completed her eligibility to play but who has not yet graduated.

Robert "Bob" George Priez Scholarship in Music 
The scholarship was established by the friends and family of Bob Priez. A much loved and admired faculty member, Bob retired from a 33 year teaching career at Southeastern as Professor Emeritus of Music, He also served as the music director at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hammond.

Julius J. Prokop, Jr. Endowed Presidential Level Scholarship in Accounting
Julius Prokop, Jr. was a 1962 Accounting grad.  He established the scholarship in recognition of the support and nurture he received as a student at Southeastern.  He worked for the federal government as an Auditor and later for the Internal Revenue Service, and the Hood Motor Company in Amite. Later in life he established his own CPA firm. The scholarship, funded by a bequest,  will  provide financial assistance to an outstanding junior or senior Accounting major with a significant need.

The Leola Purcell Endowed Scholarship in the Visual and Performing Arts
Mrs. Purcell endowed the scholarship with a bequest to the University.   She and her husband came to Hammond from Gainesville, Georgia and they were active citizens of  the Hammond community.  B.C. served on the board of directors of Citizens National Bank and was active in the Kiwanis Club.   Leola enjoyed and supported the arts.   The scholarship  provides support to a student pursuing a degree in any of the performing arts.

John T. Purser Endowed Scholarship in English
John Purser  was a Professor of English and also served as the Director of Institutional Research for Southeastern. His daughter Dorothy “Dottie” Purser ‘61 endowed the scholarship to assist a student majoring in English at Southeastern.

Zada Ellis Cheatwood Quin Endowed Scholarship 
The scholarship was established by Billy Quin ‘63 and his wife, Donna Hornsby Quin ‘71 in memory of his mother. Billy was the student body President his senior year at Southeastern and went on to obtain a law degree becoming an Assistant District Attorney in the 21st District, attorney for his hometown Kentwood, and in his later years was a public defender. While at Southeastern, Donna was a Lionette and member of AOPi, receiving a degree in Home Economics education. The scholarship is awarded to the SGA President.