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Endowed scholarship in business established at LU

The Lamar University Foundation has announced an endowed scholarship has been established for the College of Business. The Michael Jay Gammill Presidential Scholarship in Business will provide funding for outstanding students to further their studies at Lamar.

“I am delighted to have Michael Gammill’s name associated with the College of Business,” said Henry Venta, dean of the College of Business. “The scholarship reduces the burden on the students and provides funds necessary for success. It is vital to assure students complete their college education and to provide them resources to do so.”

A lifelong resident of Beaumont, Gammill graduated from Lamar with a business degree in marketing. Gammill began his career working for Ingersoll Rand as a salesman and later, a distributor. He co-founded Associated Tool Specialties Company in 1976 and Gammill Pneumatics in 2005.

Gammill often worked several jobs while maintaining his studies while attending Lamar. His wife and their three daughters established the scholarship in his honor to be awarded to students striving for a valuable education.

“Mr. Gammill seems to embody the spirit of hard work and dedication that is characteristic of many of our working students,” said Venta. “The motivation of the family in establishing the scholarship to support students that may have the responsibility to support a family while going to school, fits very well with the population of students that the College of Business serves.”

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