Julie (Bulnes) and Ryan Emmons

The Emmons Family Scholarship

The Emmons Family Scholarship supports students enrolled in the James I. Perkins College of Education or Nelson Rusche College of Business who also are members of an Interfraternity council or Panhellenic sorority.

The scholarship was endowed by Julie (Bulnes) and Ryan Emmons. Julie received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from SFA and was a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority. She continued her education at Sam Houston State University, receiving her master’s degree in counseling. She is employed as an elementary school counselor.

Ryan received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from SFA, and he was a member of the Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity. He is a CPA working in the energy sector.

Ryan and Julie met at SFA and immensely benefited from the experiences and relationships each built in the classroom and through cultural and social activities offered through the university. They endowed the scholarship to show their appreciation to SFA and “pay it forward” to future Lumberjacks.

Johnnie A. and Lutee Loudd

The Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie A. Loudd Memorial Scholarship

The Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie A. Loudd Memorial Scholarship will benefit minority and underprivileged students from Northeast Texas who desire to major in education at SFA.

The Loudds’ grandson, Gary, and his wife, Deena Peppers, established the scholarship to honor the memory of Loudd’s grandparents, Johnnie A. and Lutee Loudd. Johnnie was a teacher, coach and principal in Avinger, Texas, and he served in similar positions in the Jefferson, Texas, school system. He also was a licensed electrician.

Johnnie served in Word War II and used a government grant to teach reading and writing to rural citizens in Marion County. He also served on the President’s Council for Physical Fitness. A graduate of Bishop College, Johnnie earned his master’s degree in science from Prairie View A&M University and did post-graduate work at Huston-Tillotson University in Austin.

Lutee was a homemaker who was well known for her outgoing personality and love for her family. She was an avid supporter of higher education, encouraging her husband, children and grandchildren to pursue college degrees.

Dr. Raymond Lee Worsham

The Dr. Raymond Lee Worsham Scholarship

The Dr. Raymond Lee Worsham Scholarship provides financial assistance to current SFA Campus Recreation student employees with a minimum of one-year employment and a minimum 2.5 GPA.

Worsham was the SFA intramural department director and keystone for the intramural department for more than four decades.

Under Worsham’s leadership, intramural sports flourished, and he set the tone for the strong intramural tradition that continues through current intramural offerings and THE Intramural Champ shirt, which is awarded to intramural champions.