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Strong-Turner Alumni Chapter presents
scholarship, outstanding alumni awards
October 21, 2009 --
The Strong-Turner Alumni Chapter (S-TAC), a
chapter of the ASU Alumni Association focusing on African-American
alumni and friends, held its annual Linual Cameron Scholarship luncheon
in the ASU Student Union on Saturday, Oct. 24.
At the event, attorney James V. Scurlock II of
Jonesboro, ASU class of 1995, grandson of Linual Cameron, who graduated
from A-State in 1936, presented the scholarship to Janet Jamison, a
junior chemistry major from Monticello.
The Linual Cameron Memorial Scholarship is provided through an endowment established in
1989 by the Strong-Turner Alumni Chapter in memory of Cameron, who was
vice president of finance at ASU for two decades. He was one of the
first people hired by incoming A-State president Carl Reng in 1951. The
chapter created the endowment to recognize Cameron as a strong supporter of
African-American students at ASU, especially those who exhibited
leadership potential and academic achievement.
Alumnus Marlon Henderson of Jonesboro received the Outstanding
Alumni Award for his work over the past five years in
chairing the scholarship committee. The award was presented by S-TAC
officer and ASU alumna Ruby Henderson, who serves on the committee.
Dr. Nancy Hendricks, class of 1974, director of ASU Alumni
Communications, was honored in a special presentation for her support of
S-TAC and work with its communications. Hendricks received the award
from Dr. Peggy Robinson Wright, instructor of geography and director of
ASU's Delta Studies Center.
Photos are courtesy of Dr. Nancy Hendricks, director, Alumni
From top: ASU student Janet Jamison of Monticello (second from left) is
congratulated by ASU Provost Dr. Dan Howard as her parents look on.
Alumnus Marlon Henderson receives Outstanding Alumni Award from Ruby
Henderson of Jonesboro.