Endowments create a financial bridge

endowments honors society 2015 _ img_0247-sizedEndowments create a financial bridge for students in need, enhance academic and athletic offerings, and ensure that programs and facilities are able to meet increased curriculum and technology demands. Individuals, businesses, and civic organizations have established over eight hundred endowments to strengthen the University through the SAU Foundation. These endowments provide a steady stream of income that supports students, faculty, and programs regardless of the ebb and flow of state funding and grants.

As a perennial funding resource for the University, endowments are indispensable to excellence. In fact, the size of an endowment is considered a measure of institutional health because it reflects the value that donors place on the institution. Endowment gifts from alumni and friends ensure SAU’s continued progress.

Created in accordance with the wishes of the donors and the needs of the University, endowments present a special opportunity to commemorate one’s own affection for SAU or to honor or memorialize a family member, special teacher, or other individual with a permanent fund that provides a named gift each year. The Foundation works with donors to create opportunities in areas of the donor’s greatest interest, including a specific school, department, or other campus entity. State appropriations now provide less than forty percent of the University’s budget, making endowments critical for the pursuit of excellence.

Endowments
July 1, 2013 through December 31, 2014
Established this Year
Lionel Barton Scholarship established by Lionel Barton to benefit a student with a 2.5 GPA and an interest in poultry, recipient to be selected by Agriculture Department faculty

Kory Dedmon Scholarship established by friends in memory of Kory Dedmon

Dr. Rudy Eichenberger Scholarship established by Dr. and Mrs. Rudy Eichenberger to benefit a student in the College of Science and Engineering

Heath Greene Scholarship established by family and friends in memory of Heath Greene for a College of Science and Engineering major (preferably Agriculture) with a 3.25 GPA who is actively involved in campus organizations and/or Greek life

Julie Bradshaw Hartsfield Endowment established
by Gaye Bradshaw Manning to benefit the Alumni
Association

Kathleen Mallory Lectureship Endowment
established by Jeffrey and Robin Jordan Story to
benefit the Kathleen Mallory Lecture Series

(To be Named) Scholarship established by Joe and
Angela Pieratt for an Arkansas resident from a small
town or rural background

Maribeth Wetzig Needels Scholarship established
by Lallie Wetzig for a student in the History
Department

BoBo Shinn Master of Arts in Teaching, Art Major
Scholarship established by family and friends of
BoBo Shinn to benefit a student planning to teach art

Established and Funded to Award Level This Year

David and Margaret Crouse Scholarship established by Dr. and Mrs. David Crouse to benefit a student majoring in Music, Theatre, or History and maintaining a 2.5 GPA

Charles F. and Dorothy Hunt Duncan Scholarship
established by Mr. and Mrs. Alan Duncan (’74) to
benefit a student in the College of Business

Charles F. and Dorothy Hunt Duncan Scholarship
established by Mr. and Mrs. Alan Duncan (’74) to
benefit a student in the College of Education

Donald J. Embree Scholarship established by the
Larry (’54) and Gertrude Embree Family Charitable
Gift Fund

Curtis Ray Garrett Scholarship established by Estate
of Curtis Ray Garrett to benefit a deserving student in
Special Education

Jana Lyn and Linda Louise Miller Geiger Endowment established by Sharon Miller Eichenberger to benefit Magale Library

Lerue and Ina Mae Harris Scholarship established by the Ina Mae Foster Harris Estate

Tandy Souter Lowery (’82) Scholarship established by Sybil Souter in memory of her daughter for a student from Taylor, Arkansas

Ruble Mason Scholarship established by Ruble
Mason (‘52) to benefit a student in the Department of
Nursing

Betty L. Fincher Scott (’43) Scholarship established by Peoples Bank to benefit (first) a student majoring in a pre-medical field or (second) the College of Business

Betty F. Smith Scholarship established by Dr. Betty F. Smith (’49) to benefit a student from the Marysville/Mount Holly area

William Murray and Patty Ann Miller Smith
Endowment established by Sharon Eichenberger to
benefit Magale Library

Robert E. Upperman (’80) Scholarship established by Dorothy Camp Upperman to benefit a member of the baseball team who demonstrates financial need

Horace M. and Christine Wade Scholarship
established by the estate of General Horace M. (’36)
and Christine Wade. General Wade formerly served as
vice chief of staff, U.S. Air Force.

Bonnie K. Whitmore Scholarship established by
the estate of Bonnie Kirby Whitmore (’58) to benefit a
student majoring in Elementary Education

Bonnie Whitmore Scholarship established by the
estate of Bonnie Kirby Whitmore (’58) to benefit a
student from Dierks, Ark., majoring in Elementary
Education

Bonnie Whitmore Scholarship established by the
estate of Bonnie Kirby Whitmore (’58) to benefit an
entering freshman from Dierks or Howard County

David Whitmore (’85) Scholarship established by
the estate of Bonnie Kirby Whitmore (’58) to benefit a
member of the Mulerider Golf team

James Whitmore (’56) Scholarship established by the estate of Bonnie Kirby Whitmore (’58) to benefit a member of the Mulerider Golf team

James (’56) and David (‘85) Whitmore Scholarship
established by the estate of Bonnie Kirby Whitmore
(’58) to benefit a member of the Mulerider Golf team

Bonnie Whitmore Endowment established by the estate of Bonnie Kirby Whitmore (’58) to benefit the Elementary Education program
Established Previously and
Funded to Award Level This Year

Whitley Reeves Barnard Finish Strong Scholarship
established by family and friends of Whitley Reeves Barnard (’12) to benefit a College of Business student majoring in Marketing.

Dr. Rudolph Eichenberger Scholarship established by Dr. Rudolph Eichenberger to benefit a junior or senior level student majoring in Physics or Physics Engineering.

Richard and Pam Murphy Endowment established by Mr. and Mrs. Richard Murphy to benefit athletics.

Lewis T. and Maxine Porterfield Scholarship
established by friends of Lewis (’59) and Maxine Pyle (’58) Porterfield for a student in the Department of Agriculture.

J. W. Rowe and Maxine Rowe Duren Scholarship
established by J. W. Rowe and Maxine Rowe Duren to benefit a business major from Columbia or Hempstead County.

Dr. Bill and Barbara Scurlock Athletic Endowment
established by Dr. Bill and Barbara Scurlock to benefit all sports.

Alice Blanchard Thomas (’82) Scholarship
established by Mr. and Mrs. Louis Blanchard to benefit an accounting major in the College of Business.

Dr. Gayle Webb White (’63) Endowment established by Dr. Gayle White and Mr. Richard White to provide funds for College of Business student travel.

Endowment Status Report

General Fund of endowments to benefit scholarships, academic programs, activities

Donations through 2014…………………… $18,026,381.30
Market Value…………………………………… $22,212,312.98

Hallman Fund to provide scholarships for women in the College of Science and Engineering

Donations through 2014…………………….. $2,524,335.50
Market Value…………………………………….. $3,540,560.86

Reynolds Fund to provide for the Donald W. Reynolds Campus and Community Center

Donations through 2014…………………….. $2,648,684.44
Market Value…………………………………….. $4,395,200.42

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