Endowed scholarship named for Assumption educator

Photo: From left: Jeremy Becker, executive director of the Nicholls Foundation; Jonathan Howell, wife Erica Howell, son Ethan Howell and their two daughters, Camille and Caroline; Larry Howell; Will Carothers, sister Ella Mabile, brother Alex Mabile and mom Cami Howell Mabile; and Nicholls President, Dr. Jay Clune. (Cain Madden/NICHOLLS STATE UNIVERSITY)

THIBODAUX, La. — Nicholls State University is proud to announce the creation of an endowed scholarship honoring a longtime educator from Assumption Parish.

The Tina Howell Excellence in Education Scholarships award $250 per semester to Nicholls students from Assumption Parish majoring in education. Qualified students must be a sophomore, junior or senior and must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA.

Tina Howell taught for 38 years, with 35 of those years coming in Assumption Parish, before passing away in 2015 at the age of 69. Her husband, Larry Howell, former executive vice president and interim president at Nicholls, honored her by creating a scholarship in her name in 2016. Since then, he’s added two more scholarships and donated $30,000 to make the scholarship endowed.

“Tina taught for so long and was loved by so many people. This is a way to carry on her name,” Howell said. “I know she’s smiling down from heaven knowing her name is helping students further their education.”

For more information, call 448-4048 or visit www.nicholls.edu/financial-aid/scholarships.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 25, 2018

CONTACT: Jacob Batte, Media Relations and Publications Coordinator, 985.448.4141 or jacob.batte@nicholls.edu