Fundraising effort results in Lawton High School Class of 1959 Endowed Scholarship at Cameron University

Following a highly successful fundraising effort launch in October 2017, members of the Lawton High School Class of 1959 have generated contributions of $14,500, which have been used to establish the Lawton High School Class of 1959 Endowed Scholarship. Dr. Kenneth Gross and Larry Thompson, both of Lawton, spearheaded the effort after class members decided to no longer hold class reunions.

Celebrating the establishment of the Lawton High School Class of 1959  Endowed Scholarship were (back row, l t r) Tony  Jones, Principal, LHS;  Brittani Mahan, Lead Counselor, LHS;  CU President John McArthur;  Brian Henry, CU Foundation;  and (front row) LHS Class of 1959 alumni Dr. Larry Thompson and Kenneth Gross.

“Dr. Gross and Mr. Thompson were committed to establishing a scholarship through the Cameron University Foundation, and their efforts were handsomely rewarded with contributions from more than 40 donors,” says Albert Johnson, Jr., Vice President for University Advancement. “The LHS Class of 1959 Endowed Scholarship will benefit future graduates of Lawton High School who choose to attend Cameron University.”

The first scholarship award has been presented to CU freshman Josie Smotherman. She is a 2018 graduate of Lawton High School who is majoring in music at CU.

The Cameron University Foundation welcomes additional contributions to this and other established endowments. To make a contribution or to establish a new endowment, contact the CU Office of University Advancement at 581-2999 or email foundation@cameron.edu.

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October 23, 2018