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09/13/2012

Susan Boudreaux ’84 Creates Scholarship to Honor Alumna Mother

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 Susan Boudreaux created the Carolyn B. and Susan L. Boudreaux Scholarship in honor of her mother, who earned a B.S. in business administration.
 The scholarship will be awarded to undergraduate upperclassmen majoring in French, social work or business.

ROCK HILL, S.C. -- A Winthrop education became a family tradition for Susan Boudreaux ’84, whose mother, Carolyn Brunson Boudreaux, graduated in 1957. The newly established Carolyn B. and Susan L. Boudreaux Scholarship will offer students the opportunity to realize their dream of a Winthrop degree.

Susan Boudreaux created the Carolyn B. and Susan L. Boudreaux Scholarship in honor of her mother, who earned a B.S. in business administration and went on to work for the late Sen. Strom Thurmond in Washington, D.C. This scholarship will be funded annually during Susan’s lifetime and will become fully endowed through a generous estate gift. Through the scholarship, renewable awards will be made to undergraduate upperclassmen majoring in social work, French or business. Potential scholarship recipients must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0.

Susan Boudreaux, who earned a B.A. in French and a Bachelor of Social Work degree at Winthrop, credits her mother with encouraging her to attend Winthrop. “She made me aware of the benefits of a Winthrop education,” Susan noted. Susan went on to earn her M.S.W. at Boston University in just nine months – an accomplishment, she explained, made possible because of the strength of Winthrop’s Department of Social Work.

The Carolyn B. and Susan L. Boudreaux Scholarship, Susan said, serves as both a “thank you” to Winthrop and a way to commemorate Carolyn’s legacy.

“Establishing this scholarship is my way of honoring my mother and thanking the university for providing a sound foundation for my career as well as for my entire life,” said Susan.

Contact the Office of Development at 803/323-2150 for more information about this scholarship or to make a gift to Winthrop.

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