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Carmen Angelle Jordan Scholarship in Finance established

The Lamar University Foundation has established a new endowed scholarship in the name of Carmen Angelle Jordan. The Carmen Angelle Jordan Scholarship in Finance will benefit students in the Bachelor of Business Administration program in finance.

“Carmen Jordan is a distinguished alumna from the College of Business and from Lamar University,” said Henry Venta, dean of the College of Business. “Having her name associated with the college is a great honor for us. This scholarship will provide much needed funds to support our students.”

Jordan was raised in Nederland and obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance, beginning a career in banking shortly thereafter. She has lived in the Houston area since 1991 and currently serves as market president of Iberia Bank. Jordan would like to recognize students of finance with this scholarship because of her appreciation of the tremendous faculty at Lamar and her rewarding experience as a banker.

“College of Business students routinely work many hours to pay for their education,” Venta said. “Scholarships like the one Carmen Jordan has established are key to helping retain and graduate students.”

The College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and was included in the Princeton Review’s 2014 edition of the Best 295 Business Schools. The College of Business also houses the Fecel Financial Center, a state-of-the-art financial information lab which enables students to conduct financial market research in preparation for their future careers using the same technology found at Wall Street firms.

“Finance is a thriving field in business, and employment opportunities in banking, investments, and financial analysis abound,” Venta said. “The Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance gives the students a broad education in financial markets and institutions, investments, and the financial management of for-profit and non-profit organizations.”

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