Scholarship Established In Memory Of Former LSU AgCenter Director

Elma Sue Mccallum, Merrill, Thomas A.  |  3/22/2007 9:26:47 PM

News Release Distributed 03/22/07

The LSU AgCenter has established an endowed scholarship to honor a longtime employee who completed her career as its director of corporate relations.

The scholarship, which was set up in the LSU School of Human Ecology, is a memorial to Ganelle S. Bullock. The endowment was funded by a portion of the proceeds from the "Serving Louisiana" cookbook – an LSU AgCenter fundraising project that was originated by Bullock.

The Ganelle S. Bullock Memorial Scholarship will be awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate student, a junior or a senior, enrolled in the family and consumer sciences curriculum. The applicants also will be selected based on outstanding grades and a commitment to community service.

"Ganelle loved the LSU AgCenter and worked hard to help the organization accomplish its mission of service," LSU AgCenter Chancellor Bill Richardson said. "She served the LSU AgCenter for 43 years with tireless energy, love, hope and dedication."

Bullock also worked for the School of Human Ecology as staff assistant to the director for a short time, and she received a degree in family, child and consumer sciences from the School of Human Ecology in 1993.

In her role as Director of Corporate Relations for the LSU AgCenter, Bullock developed the "Serving Louisiana" cookbook to help support scholarships, professorships and other LSU AgCenter initiatives – as well as to promote the wealth of expertise found in the organization and Louisiana’s variety of agricultural products.

The cookbook was published in 2002, shortly before Bullock’s death. So far, approximately 25,000 cookbooks have been sold, and it is in its third printing.

"Ganelle was a very giving person and the ‘Serving Louisiana’ cookbook is part of her legacy," Richardson said. "That legacy continues to grow and ultimately helps the LSU AgCenter better serve the people of Louisiana."

"Serving Louisiana" features recipes from faculty and friends of the LSU AgCenter, as well as a few celebrity guests, and includes facts about Louisiana agriculture, food safety and nutrition information for each recipe and some table-setting and entertaining tips.

The cookbook retails for $21.95 and can be purchased online at www.lsuagcenter.com and at bookstores and gifts shops throughout Louisiana.

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Contact: Elma Sue McCallum at (225) 578-2462 or emccallum@agcenter.lsu.edu
Writer/Editor: Tom Merrill at (225) 578-2263 or tmerrill@agcenter.lsu.edu

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