Message from Dr. Les Guice
In this edition of the Tech Report, we have the privilege of sharing stories of our students and faculty and how your gifts have made an impact for our University. Please take time to read about how your friends and neighbors have helped Louisiana Tech begin another 125 years with pride and ambition.
Sculpture to grace 21st Century Campus
Louisiana Tech’s 21st Century Campus is gaining its newest addition: Aspire, a sculpture designed by Curtis Pittman. The sculpture will celebrate campus beauty and symbolize inclusivity in higher education.
Richardson: Still a champion, still helping Tech win
Fifty years after helping Louisiana Tech to the first of four football titles in four seasons as an All-American senior noseguard in 1971, Houston businessman Chris Richardson remains just as active and passionate off the field today as he was on it during his championship seasons as a Bulldog.
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Student Managed Investment Fund seed grows into hands-on learning
The Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) within the College of Business is now one of the largest undergraduate student investment funds in the state thanks to generous commitments from leadership donors in the College of Business.
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Waller helps aviation students spread their wings
Louis W. Waller supports future aviators through endowed scholarships and professorships while advocating for the Department of Professional Aviation.
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Endowed professorships pave the way for STEM education excellence
Two STEM educators receive endowed professorships that will elevate Louisiana Tech’s STEM education and preparation programs.
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Forestry Students earn back-to-back $20,000 RMS scholarships
Students in Louisiana Tech’s School of Agricultural Sciences and Forestry earned prestigious scholarships worth a staggering $20,000 each from international timber management organization Resource Management Services (RMS), LLC.
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A Tech Diamond: Gorgolis endows Fellowship
Adamantios K. “Diamond” Gorgolis, ’68, endowed a graduate research fellowship to support post-graduate Engineering programs. This investment will support graduate research assistantships tackling grand challenges in the areas of cyber security, health and wellness, and energy.
Cunninghams support scholarships for African-American students in College of Business
Dr. Bob and Mary Cunningham of Bossier City made a $150,000 gift to benefit Louisiana Tech University’s College of Business as a part of the University’s Forever Loyal Campaign. Their gift supported the Dr. Bob and Mary Cunningham Scholarship Fund, building and technology upgrades, and programming within the College.
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Facilities honor Bundrick, Caruthers
Through philanthropic donations, the new softball field will be named in honor of Dr. Billy Bundrick, who gave more than 40 years of his professional career to Louisiana Tech University. The new Lady Techster’s soccer field will be named in honor of Dr. Robert Mack Caruthers, a former Petroleum Engineering professor.
Endowment benefits health sciences students
The Endowed Wurster Scholarships provide financial support to help Biology students complete their undergraduate education and prepare for careers in healthcare and wellness.
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