Dr. Arthur and Dorothy Clagett

The Dr. Arthur and Dorothy Clagett Scholarships

The Dr. Arthur and Dorothy Clagett Scholarships are awarded to deserving SFA students who are majoring in sociology, nursing or social work. The Dr. Arthur and Dorothy Clagett Graduate Sociology Scholarship is awarded to an SFA graduate student in good academic standing. SFA nursing students in good standing are eligible for the The Dr. Arthur and Dorothy Clagett Nursing Scholarship, and social work students in good standing may receive The Dr. Arthur and Dorothy Clagett Social Work Scholarship.

Arthur taught sociology at SFA for 18 years. He received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Baylor University and later attended the University of Arkansas, where he received his master’s degree in psychology. He worked at the Louisiana State Prison while working toward his doctoral degree in sociology and after graduation taught at Lamar State College until transferring to teach at SFA.

Dorothy graduated from SFA with her master’s degree in education in 1970. She attended East Texas Baptist University and Louisiana Tech University and taught school in Caddo Parish, Louisiana, for 13 years.

Daron Seerden and Heidi Noeth Seerden

The Noeth-Seerden Scholarship

The Noeth-Seerden Scholarship has been endowed for out-of-state students or students from Victoria, who maintain a minimum 2.75 GPA with preference given to students who are active in a university-recognized Greek organization.

Heidi Noeth Seerden graduated from SFA in 2003 and 2004 with her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration. She was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha. After graduation, she was accepted into the GE Healthcare Commercial Leadership Program. Today, she is an executive client director managing the GE Healthcare portfolio in six health systems in South Texas.

Daron Seerden graduated from SFA in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in hospitality administration and was a member of Sigma Tau Gamma. After graduation, he started Terrace Enterprises, a real estate investment business. He owns and manages properties in the Victoria area.

The couple married in 2006 and have three children: Sadie, 5, and twins, Cade and Kensie, 18 months.

Julia D. Lanham

The Julia D. Lanham Scholarship

The Julia D. Lanham Scholarship benefits a Douglass ISD graduate who is pursuing a degree within the Nelson Rusche College of Business and maintains a 2.75 GPA.

Lanham is a 2014 SFA graduate who received a bachelor’s degree in finance with a minor in management. She is pursuing a master’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in human resources at SFA.

As a child, Lanham spent many hours on SFA’s campus. Her mother, Carla Chumley, has worked at SFA for many years, including serving as an accountant in the alumni and residence life offices. Lanham counts the campus as her home-away-from-home and many faculty and staff members as her family.