City Social Magazine

JAN-FEB 2016

City Social Magazine in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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28 r e a d u s o n l i n e a t w w w . c i t y s o c i a l . c o m 28 in its continued commitment to the future of higher education, lsu alumni association will double its annual contribution to the university's Flagship scholarship Program in 2016. Chairman of the Board Dr. Gil Rew stated, "The Global LSU Alumni Association Board of Directors is very pleased to announce a substantial increase of our gift to the legendary Flagship Scholarship Program at LSU to $300,000 annually. The doubling of our gift further illustrates the commitment of LSU Alumni Association to assure the very best and brightest future alumni choose LSU." In response to the Association's significantly enhanced contribution, LSU Provost Rick Koubek expressed the university's gratitude: "We are enormously grateful to the LSU Alumni Association for their help in creat- ing even more opportunities for our high achieving undergraduate students through the LSU Alumni Association Flagship Scholars Program." lsu alumni association doubles its Gift to lsu in support of the legendary Flagship scholarship Program By Stacey Messina Scholarship recipients, as well, are appreciative of the Association's efforts on their behalf. Hannah McLain, Mass Communications major and recipient of the Tom D. Jones Jr. and Evelyn H. Jones Endowed Flagship Scholarship, said, "The scholarship I received from the LSU Alumni Association made LSU a viable option for me financially but also opened up opportunities to participate in a study abroad program as well as undergraduate research. Because my academic experience has been so richly enhanced, I will support LSU Alumni Association so I can help provide those opportunities to other future alumni." According to Association President and CEO Cliff Vannoy, "The total annual contribution of LSU Alumni association to the university will continue to grow. The collaborative effort of the entire LSU community is stronger than ever, and I'm excited about the future. The LSU Alumni Association is engag- ing alumni all over the globe with the goal of vastly increasing participation and support of LSU." To view our video about the LSU Alumni Association Flagship Scholars Program, Investing in Tigers, Transforming Lives, please visit www.lsualumni. org. Gifts to LSU Alumni Association support scholarships, professorships, faculty excellence awards and stipends, and an independently funded alumni association that operates at no cost to the university. For more information, contact Stacey Messina, Director of Marketing and Communications, at 225- 578-3890 or LSU Chancellor and President F. King Alexander with the university's Top 10 scholarship recipients. Cliff Vannoy, President and CEO, LSU Alumni Association.

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