New & completed endowments for the 07-08 fiscal year

Endowments are permanent funds which provide annual revenue to SAU for student scholarships, professorships, lectures, academic and athletic enrichment programs, and other student and faculty projects. Because endowments are such a valuable stable revenue stream to any university, the size of an institution’s endowment is one standard measure of excellence.

The following endowments were completed during the July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008 fiscal year. Donors may contribute to all endowments, whether complete or incomplete: additional gifts increase the benefit of the endowment.

These donors will be honored at the annual SAU Foundation dinner on October 9, 2008.

1 Emogene “Jean” Winn Burns, Ray Burns, and John G. Winn Scholarship Award for a Nursing Student, Ray Burns of Denver, Colorado

2 Dr. Ralph and Leila Boulware Animal Science Endowment, Dr. Ralph Boulware of Stamps, Arkansas

3 Donald and Dorinda Hayle Crews Athletic Endowment, Donald & Dorinda Crews of Hamburg, Arkansas

4 Edwin H. Hawkes Athletic Endowment, Edwin H. Hawkes of Wellsburg, New York

5 Lowrance and Marilyn Hodge Scholarship Award for a Pre-engineering Student, Lowrance & Marilyn Hodge of Dallas, Texas

6 Fred Hugh Longino Library Endowment, Anonymous

7 Magnolia Lion’s Club Scholarship with Preference to a Student with Vision Impairment

8 Mary Nell Horn Mattox Scholarship Award for a Business Student from Southwest Arkansas, Southwest Arkansas Entergy Retirees

9 James Robert & Charlotte Jordan Miller Magale Library Endowment, Sharon Eichenberger of Magnolia, Arkansas

10 Dale H. and Gail Reveley Robbins Scholarship Award for a Non-traditional Student majoring in Elementary or Secondary Education, Dale & Gail Robbins of Magnolia, Arkansas

11 Dr. and Mrs. Bill Scurlock Athletic Endowment, Bill & Barbara Scurlock of El Dorado, Arkansas

12 Norma and Wayne Taylor Athletic Endowment, Norma & Wayne Taylor of Camden, Arkansas

13 Fred H. and Faye Trexler School of Business Endowment, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Bailey of Little Rock, Arkansas

14 Mr. and Mrs. Ray Uhrich Scholarship Award for a Business Student with B Average or Better, Ray and Daisy Uhrich of Magnolia, Arkansas

15 Dr. Ben Whitfield Scholarship Endowment, estate gift

The following endowments were started during the July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008 fiscal year.

1 Don and Nada Cearley Transfer Scholarship for a Business Major, Lisa Toms of Magnolia, Arkansas

2 Entergy Employees Retired and Active Scholarship Fund, Southwest Arkansas Entergy Retiree Club

3 Embree Professorship, Dr. and Mrs. Larry J. Embree of Shreveport, Louisiana

4 Governor Sidney Sanders McMath Scholarship for Pre-Law Student, Mike Kinard of Magnolia, Arkansas

5 Calvin Neal Athletic Endowment, Phil Brooks of Plano, Texas

6 James Harold Reeves Music Scholarship, Charleane Reeves of Magnolia, Arkansas

7 Paul and Bernidene Sorrels School of Business Endowment, anonymous

8 Gayle Webb White College of Business Student Travel Endowment, Dr. Gayle White of Magnolia, Arkansas

Mission Statement

The mission of Southern Arkansas University Foundation is to assist and coordinate in raising and managing funds and resources on behalf of Southern Arkansas University to be used exclusively in furthering the literary, scientific, and educational purposes of the university.

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