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History Endowed Scholarship Honors McNeese President Robert Hebert

February 15, 2019 | McNeese Public Relations
Butch Ferdinandsen, vice president of the foundation, Gerry, Lilly Ann, Greg, Edward and Chris.
An endowed history scholarship has been established in memory of the late McNeese State University President Dr. Robert D. Hebert with a $60,000 donation by his family through the McNeese Foundation. The Dr. Robert D. Hebert Endowed History Scholarship was created by his wife, Lilly Ann Hebert, and their four sons – Drs. Gerry, Greg, Edward and Chris Hebert – in the hope of continuing two of President Hebert’s great passions – teaching history and helping students. On hand for the presentation are, from left to right: Butch Ferdinandsen, vice president of the foundation, Gerry, Lilly Ann, Greg, Edward and Chris.

The family of the late McNeese State University President Dr. Robert D.
Hebert has given $60,000 to the McNeese Foundation to establish an endowed
history scholarship in his memory.

The Dr. Robert D. Hebert Endowed History Scholarship has been created by
his wife, Lilly Ann Hebert, and their four sons – Drs. Gerry, Greg, Edward and
Chris
Hebert –  in the hope of continuing
two of President’s Hebert’s great passions – teaching history and helping
students.

Dr. Hebert was named McNeese’s fifth president in 1987. He joined the
faculty in 1969 as an associate professor of history, with specializations in modern European history and international relations.
He retired in June 2010 after serving 41 years at McNeese, including 23 years
as president.

McNeese was transformed under President Hebert’s
distinguished leadership through enhanced facilities, academics, research,
athletics and community partnerships. He passed away in May 2016.

The family’s goal is to fully fund the endowed scholarship at $100,000, according to Richard Reid, vice president for university advancement and executive vice president of the foundation.

Donations can be made to the foundation by going online at www.mcneesefoundation.org/give or calling 337-475-5588.