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Edgar and Joe Ann Burton Scholarship

Burtons The Edgar and Joe Ann Burton Scholarship is awarded annually to an SFA junior or senior who has declared a major within the College of Liberal and Applied Arts.

Edgar received his bachelor’s degree in history from SFA in 1965. He served as a partner with Burton Eggs for 28 years before joining Brookshire Brothers in 1989 as the director of distribution. In 1991, he was named vice president of distribution operations. In June 2007, he was promoted to senior vice president of property management, a position he retired from in 2010.

During his tenure with Brookshire Brothers, Burton was responsible for the company’s assets, including maintenance, construction, environmental compliance and real estate.

Joe Ann worked in banking for 28 years and retired in 2003.

The couple resides in Lufkin.


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