Bettie Clark

Bettie Clark of Houston made a donation of $300,000 in scholarships to Southern Arkansas University in honor of her siblings: Mary Alice Wallace and Billy Wallace, who both attended the University, and her youngest brother, Robert James Wallace. Her parents, Carl and Ona Wallace, attended SAU when it was the Third District Agricultural School. The scholarship money benefits the nursing program at SAU.

“When I went to nursing training down in Houston, I got to go on a scholarship and that is one reason I wanted to give something back,” Clark, who became a Registered Nurse, said.

As life progressed and she and her late husband, McGinnis Clark, found much success in the lumber industry in Houston, they decided they wanted to make an impact on people who faced the same challenges  they had.

“God had blessed me and my husband so much that we just wanted to help somebody else.”

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