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Arthur Greenspan Scholarship in Accounting established

The Lamar University Foundation has established an endowed scholarship for undergraduate and graduate students majoring in accounting. The Arthur Greenspan Scholarship in Accounting was funded through donations from family and friends of the charismatic accountant.

“Arthur’s daughter, Renee, spearheaded establishing the scholarship endowment,” said Karen Nichols, director, Lamar University Foundation. “It is a nice tribute and a lasting legacy for her father. The scholarship has a higher criteria threshold, which the family feels is the way he would have wanted it. His standards were very high as a CPA so they wanted to make sure that any student who benefited from this scholarship had those same aspirations.”

Greenspan was born in 1923, the only son of Russian immigrants who entered the United States through Ellis Island, N.Y.  He served in World War II as captain of his squadron at the age of 19, flying 29 combat missions as a B-17 bomber pilot.

He began his college career at Lamar University, graduating with an associate of arts degree and completed his bachelor of business administration degree in accounting and the master of business administration degree at the University of Texas at Austin where he was also an instructor. Soon after, he earned the certified public accountant licensure for the state of Texas and was a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award.  The scholarship was supported by certified public accountants throughout Texas to honor Greenspan’s tenure as the president of the Texas Society of CPAs.

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