The Board of Trustees of the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation have presented Louisiana Tech University with a gift of $920,000 to fund scholarships for first generation and academically outstanding students.
In addition to the gift from the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation, Tech will seek $80,000 in matching funds for first-generation scholars from the Louisiana Board of Regents to establish a total scholarship fund of $1 million.
Tech President Les Guice was joined by President Emeritus Dan Reneau on the 16th floor of Wyly Tower to receive the check.
Trailblazer RC&D held the third Big Event recently in cooperation with Grambling State University, the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, the USDA Farm Service Agency, and the USDA Rural Development.
Willie Larkin, president of Grambling State University opened the 2015 Big Event by welcoming participants from communities throughout North Louisiana. From his comments, participants learned of his farming background, his experience in agricultural education and his enthusiastic dedication toward a bright future for Grambling State University.
Boy Scouts from Troop 45, in Ruston, and Troop 22, in Jonesboro, as well as Cub Scouts from pack 59, in Ruston, demonstraged a flag retiring ceremony for the Dalley Masonic Lodge, in Chatham on July 6. A flag should be retired when it it faded, torn or in any way not in perfect condition. The ceremony included demonstrating how to properly fold a flag, how to prepare a flag for retirement by separating the stripes and the blue field and a speech about the significance of each part of the flag. Once the flag’s pieces were separated, they were reitred by being placed in a fire.