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Carole and Bob Garner Scholarship in Business established

A new scholarship has been established at the Lamar University Foundation for the College of Business. The Carole and Bob Garner Scholarship in Business will provide funding for outstanding students to further their studies in higher education. Tommy and H. Edward Garner established the scholarship in honor of their children, Carole and Bob.

Born in Pasadena, Texas, Carole and Bob spent their adolescent years traveling around the United States for their father’s career, even spending two years in The Hague, Holland. His job path eventually landed them in California by the time they entered high school. Carole chose to attend the University of California, Santa Barbara after graduating from Taft High School in 1966. She graduated with a major in history and a minor in English in 1970. She married Al McCann shortly after and continued her education earning a teaching certificate. She retired in 2007 from her position as office manager for the Oregon School Board Association. Today, she and Al reside in Keizer, Ore.

Bob attended the University of California, San Diego after graduating from Los Altos High School in 1969. He received a degree in accounting in 1974 and began working in Anchorage. This job allowed him the opportunity to work with Bechtel Construction Co. during the construction of the Alaskan Pipeline. He later gravitated toward sales andtodayserves as executive vice president and partner of Cornish and Carey, a major commercial real estate firm. He and his wife Mary live in Los Altos Hills, Calif.

“We are very pleased to be in a position to help other deserving students,” said the elder Gardner.

For information about establishing an endowed scholarship, contact the Lamar University Foundation at (409) 880-2117.