Beaumont Foundation of America

Effective teachers not only educate, but also create memories that remain with their students for a lifetime. They don’t just know the content they teach; they know how to explain it. It’s the algebra teacher who takes the time to go over the Pythagorean theorem repeatedly for those who don’t understand it in class and stays after school to work with those same students on his or her own time for as long as needed until they do.

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Lamar University and the Beaumont Foundation of America have announced the 15th in a series of Southeast Texas Legends Scholarships, this one honoring Walter Umphrey, founding partner of Provost Umphrey Law Firm. The $100,000 endowed scholarship will assist underserved Lamar University students, said Lamar President James Simmons.

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