Bess Gentry Award

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Congratulations to Katey McCall, the 2021 recipient of the Bess Gentry Award. Katey is a Political Science major from Orange, Texas.

About the Gentry Award

Established in 1975, this award annually conferred as an all-university recognition of a senior woman who has demonstrated outstanding character, leadership, service, contribution and scholarship as a student Lamar University.

The recipient of the Bess Gentry Award is selected from the nominees for Seniors of Significance. Recipients of the Gentry Award also receive a $1,000 award. The recipient is announced at the annual Toast to Leadership Awards Banquet.

About Bess Gentry

bess gentryThe award was established in the name of Bess Gentry, dean of women (1944-1968) and head of the women’s health and physical education department (1944-1956). Mrs. Gentry was instrumental in establishing several student organizations on the LU campus.

2020 Gentry Award Winner

haya alaniHaya Alani

Chemistry major from Nederland, Texas

2019 Gentry Award Winner

madison marinoMadison Marino

Finance and Economics major from Vidor, Texas