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Dolores Jones Memorial Scholarship in Nursing established

The Lamar University Foundation has announced an endowed scholarship has been established for the College of Arts and Sciences. The Dolores Jones Memorial Scholarship in Nursing will provide funding for outstanding students to further their studies at Lamar.

“I am truly excited about this scholarship,” said Brenda Nichols, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. “I am a nurse by education and was lucky to have received scholarships while in college. This scholarship will provide a great deal of financial aid for students by helping supplement expenses that are not included in the tuition costs such as medical instruments.”

A caregiver with a passion for nursing, Dolores Jones earned her RN degree in the same year she married her husband of 52 years, Jack W. Jones. Her nursing and educational positions ranged from visiting nurse, head nurse, industrial nurse and nursing instructor. While working at Lamar, she held the title of instructor in the LVN nursing program, director of vocational nursing, family nurse practitioner for the Lamar Student Health Center and director of the Student Health Center until retiring in 1994.

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