News Release

Memorial scholarship established to honor students killed in accident

Contact: Rene Abadie


     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University is establishing a scholarship honoring the memory of two students and one former student who were killed in a tragic accident near the campus in early March, university officials announced.

     The Southeastern Development Foundation Student Memorial Scholarship is being  established to memorialize the late Beth Marie Boudreaux, a sophomore from Husser; Maxime Profit, an MBA student from Vaires Sur Marne, France; and former student Thurman “Rion” Lowe III of Kenner. The three died in an early morning accident March 6 when they were hit by an alleged drunken driver as they were walking home on Nashville Avenue. Two other students were injured in the incident.

     “It is important we remember these individuals whose lives were cut so short,” said Southeastern President John L. Crain. “They had tremendous promise and potential and are certainly missed.

     The endowed scholarship is being established in part with funds raised at Chefs Evening, Southeastern’s annual fund raising event for academics, and through private donations.

     “This incident has affected not just our Southeastern family, but the entire community,” Crain said. “A number of citizens have asked about helping establish this kind of memorial and we welcome their participation and assistance.”

     Individuals may contribute by sending a donation to the “Student Memorial Scholarship, in care of the Southeastern Development Foundation, SLU Box 10450, Hammond, LA 70402. For more information, call the Office of University Advancement at 985-549-5544.

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