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Camille Mouton Scholarship established at Lamar University

The Camille Mouton Scholarship was established by the members of the Lamar University Investing in the Future Campaign Cabinet to honor Mouton’s work and dedication during Lamar’s first comprehensive campaign.  According to members of the cabinet, Mouton’s “tireless and selfless” commitment to the campaign and her “friend raising before fundraising” code of conduct were key factors in the enormous success of the campaign.

"This scholarship is the most meaningful gift I have ever received,” Mouton said.  “To have my name live on in perpetuity at Lamar, while impacting the lives of future generations of students, is a tremendous honor and a wonderful legacy. I am humbled by the generosity of the campaign cabinet and am proud of what we have all accomplished together.  This campaign has truly been a labor of love."

Mouton graduated magna cum laude in 1966 with a bachelor’s degree in business education from the University of Southwestern Louisiana, now known as University of Louisiana at Lafayette.  As an undergraduate, she was an active member of Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Lambda Delta, Kappa Delta Pi and Sigma Tau Delta honor societies, and was also president of Delta Delta Delta sorority.

After raising four daughters, she joined Msgr. Kelly High School in Beaumont as director of development and director of the Kelly alumni association, as well as executive director of the Kelly High School Foundation.

Mouton began her career at Lamar University in 1997, as director of development. She also served as executive director of the Lamar University Foundation from 1999 to 2001 and served as executive director of university advancement before being promoted to vice president for university advancement in 2004.  In this role, Mouton is responsible for development, alumni affairs, public relations and marketing, web communications, advancement services, the University Reception Center and the Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum.

A sustaining member of the Junior League of Beaumont, Mouton is also a member of the Art Museum of Southeast Texas. She has been involved with many organizations such as the Rotary Club of Beaumont, St. Anne Catholic School, Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas, Keep Beaumont Beautiful Commission, Beaumont Main Street, Press Club of Southeast Texas and the Greater Southeast Texas Chamber of Commerce public relations committee.

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