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Lila and Hunter W. Henry Jr. Scholarship established

The Lamar University Foundation has announced the establishment of a new endowed scholarship for nursing majors. The Lila and Hunter W. Henry, Jr. Scholarship, honoring the nurses in the Cardiovascular Recovery Unit at St. David’s South Austin Medical Center, will provide funds for students to further their studies in nursing. Elaine and Hunter “Ticket” Henry, who reside in Llano, established this scholarship to honor the nursing staff that provided excellent care to Ticket’s father, Hunter Henry, Jr. during his final illness.

Hunter W. Henry, Jr., an alumnus of Mississippi State University, and past president of Dow, U.S.A., died inJune 2011. Lilalee Harlow Henry, a native of Port Arthur and an alumna of Southern Methodist University, died in January 2010.

The Henrys established five generous Lamar University scholarships honoring family members during their lifetime. The scholarships include the Marvin V. Harlow Scholarship in Engineering in memory of Lila Henry’s father, the Thelma Harlow Scholarship in Nursing in memory of Lila’s mother, the Martha and Haldane Vinson Memorial Scholarship in memory of Lila’s aunt and uncle, the Robert H. Harlow Scholarship in Electrical Engineering in honor of Lila’s brother and the Elaine Tatom and Hunter W. “Ticket” Henry Scholarship in honor of the Henry’s son and daughter-in-law. Elaine is a 1971 Lamar graduate.

“The Hunter Henry Scholarship supports students who are actively involved in nursing-related activities like the Lamar University Texas Nursing Student Association (LUTNSA),” said Eileen Deges Curl, department chair for the JoAnne Gay Dishman Department of Nursing. “The scholarship promotes academic excellence by providing financial support for students to fully engage in their nursing studies.”

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