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Lin Scroggs Moore Memorial Scholarship established

A new scholarship has been established at the Lamar University Foundation for the College of Arts and Sciences. The Lin Scroggs Moore Memorial Scholarship in Mathematics will provide funds to exceptional students to further their studies at Lamar.

            Moore graduated from Lamar with both an undergraduate and master’s degree in mathematics and was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority. She graduated from Lamar in 1971 and immediately started teaching mathematics at Nederland High School.  Upon receiving her master’s degree in 1975, Moore accepted a position with KBR, a global engineering, construction and service company as a cost engineer where she met her husband George Moore. They were married 34 years and had four children.

            After the arrival of her first child, Moore left the business world to stay home until the last of her four children entered grade school. She began teaching again at Jersey Village High School in Houston, where she taught mathematics for 19 years. She was well known for beginning each class with a “Thought for the Day”. Moore felt that her students were an extension of her family and held them close to her heart.

            Moore and her family attended the Jersey Village Baptist Church where she worked in the youth department teaching a girl’s Sunday School Class for many years. She was a sponsor for many youth events and mission trips.

            Moore passed away Sept. 9, 2011 after a heroic battle with breast cancer.  Her husband, George Moore, created the Lin Scroggs Moore Memorial Scholarship in Mathematics to further the education of students. “We wanted to encourage students to continue their studies in mathematics,” he said.

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