Bess Gentry Award

About the Gentry Award

tiffany tranEstablished 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.

Congratulations to Tiffany Tran, the 2022 recipient of the Bess Gentry Award. Tiffany is a Biology major from Beaumont.

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.

2021 - Katey McCall

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Political Science

2020 - Haya Alani

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2019 - Madison Marino

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Finance & Economics

2018 - Sakura Fisher

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Fashion Retail & Merchandising