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Minh-Dang Nguyen Memorial Scholarship in Nursing established

A memorial scholarship has been established in the Lamar University Foundation honoring Minh-Dang Nguyen, a former Lamar University nursing major.  The Minh-Dang Nguyen Memorial Scholarship in Nursing will provide funding for outstanding students seeking bachelors or masters degrees in nursing at Lamar.  Nguyen’s family and friends established the scholarship in her memory with a gift to the LU Foundation.

“The scholarship established in memory of Minh-Dang Nguyen honors her strong desire to become a nurse,” said Eileen Curl, department chair and professor of nursing.  “Future students who receive this scholarship will help to fulfill her dream.”

Born and raised in Beaumont, Nguyen is remembered as a generous and hard working young woman dedicated to her family and her community.  Nguyen attended West Brook High School where she participated on the Academic Decathlon team and Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), a nationwide student organization promoting community leadership.  Her project involving children’s health and exercise earned Nguyen first place in the Texas State FCCLA contest her freshman year, and throughout high school Nguyen won three National FCCLA awards for community service projects concerning health care topics.

Nguyen attended Lamar through her sophomore year as a nursing student until her untimely death in August 2010.  

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