The importance of education was instilled in our mother, Suzzon Jackson, by her grandfather, William F. Sherman. They both firmly believed that a college education was the key to securing financial and professional fulfillment in life.
Over the years, our mother often spoke of honoring her grandfather's legacy. Upon retirement she decided to make good on those words. To that end, she followed the news and current events, and decided that the dearth of Americans pursuing careers in math and the sciences could prove a valuable opportunity for students of color to make strides in those fields.
Suzie established and contributed to the Sherman/Jackson Endowed
Scholarship while she was still living - she also encouraged family and
friends to make annual contributions. She then named the ULM Foundation as
a beneficiary of an annuity and included her bequest to the Foundation in
her Living Trust. These actions have ensured that her scholarship will help
deserving students pursue their dreams for years to come.
As her daughters, we are proud to honor her legacy and that of our great-grandfather.
Lisa Zugschwerdt and Michele Zugschwerdt
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