The “Tracy Beaugh Rising Star Award Scholarship”

LAKE CHARLES, La. (October 8, 2014)
The Krewe of Athena presented the inaugural SOWELA “Tracy Beaugh Rising Star Award" scholarship to Brandon Harrell. The award was created by the Krewe in remembrance of former faculty member, Tracy Beaugh of the Graphic Art Department. The Krewe will award $500 each semester to a 2nd year GA student based on a selection process. Tracy was a Founding Member of Athena, VP of Public Relations for 9 years and Captain in 2009. She was also an active member of the Krewe of Cosmos, the Ad and Press Club and received many awards and accolades for her designs.

“Tracy was a brilliant graphic artist. She faced adversities with courage, strength, grace and dignity", said Ramona Landry, close friend of Mrs. Beaugh. “I am pursuing a career in Graphic Design,” said Brandon Harrell, recipient of the Rising Star award. “I am excited and filled with gratitude to receive the scholarship which will allow me to achieve more this semester at school and in life as well.”

“I know in my heart that Tracy would be extremely happy for any student receiving this scholarship,” said Darrell Buck, Instructor of Graphic Art. “She always went to great lengths to help her students, and she had such a great heart that she could never turn any of them away. I am pleased that we have this scholarship, and I believe this is a perfect way to remember her.” said Buck. “My mom was a perfectionist and loved what she did, “ said daughter Jessica Beaugh. “I know she would be pleased that she is still assisting students at SOWELA in achieving their dreams and loving it.”