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SU Foundation receives gift from Hudson Estate


The Southern Union Foundation received the largest donation in its history last month.

The Foundation accepted a donation to its Scholarship Fund in memory of Emily Durham Hudson given to the college by her husband, Cornelous Handley Hudson. The donation, totaling more than $400,000, will be used to establish the Emily Durham Hudson Scholarship. Criteria for the scholarship are still to be determined, but funds will be available to award for fall semester.

“My mother realized the value of an education,” said Helen Powers, Hudson’s daughter. “We are pleased that we will be able to honor her memory and to give area students an opportunity for success through this scholarship fund.”
The Southern Union Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that was established to support and foster the educational and service programs and activities of SUSCC.

The Foundation increases educational access for students through financial support and enables the college to initiate innovative projects to enhance the quality of education.

The SU Foundation Scholarship program awards scholarships to middle-income students, who may not be eligible for Pell funding but do not have the resources to fully fund their college education. To date, more than $40,000 in scholarships has been awarded

For more information on the Foundation, or make a donation, please contact Shondae Brown at 256-395-2211, ext. 5145 or sbrown@suscc.edu.