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Presidential Scholarship in Business established at Lamar University

The Lamar University Foundation has announced an endowed scholarship has been established for the College of Business. The Ann Locke Cobb and Charles David Locke Presidential Scholarship in Business, funded by the Helen Caldwell Locke & Curtis Blakey Locke Charitable Trust, will provide funding for outstanding students to further their studies at Lamar

.“This scholarship plays a significant part in what we do to assist our students along the path to graduation,” said Henry Venta, Dean of the College of Business. “Without this scholarship, it would be impossible for us to be the kind of place that Lamar is, a place of opportunity for students.”

Ann Locke Cobb and Charles David Locke are the children of Gloria Swarts Locke and Charles Blakey Locke, both of whom are active members in the Beaumont community. Ann and Charles elected to endow this scholarship to assist hard working students in achieving success.

A native of Beaumont, Ann Locke Cobb attended Lamar University and graduated from the University of Houston. Ann is married to Robert Harmon Cobb, who earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing from Lamar. Ann and Robert have a son and a daughter, and three grandchildren. Ann is retired and living in Magnolia, Texas after a career with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Charles David Locke, a native of Beaumont, attended Lamar University, graduating in 1976 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management. David has two children, a son and a daughter. Currently, David resides in Beaumont with his wife, Eve Rainey Locke.

He presently serves as City President of MidSouth Bank in Beaumont.

“This scholarship is directed towards students who are making the effort to improve themselves,” said Charles Locke. “We hope to help these deserving students be able to concentrate on their studies and accomplish success."

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