Charles E. Severance Endowed Fellowship

Angela Singleton, Thomas, Daniel L.  |  6/2/2006 1:51:19 AM

Charles E. Severance

The Charles E. Severance Endowed Fellowship honors Mr. Charles E. Severance who was an Extension project leader from 1949-1972 in the area of waste management. The fellowship was made possible through generous donations from the Severance family in honor of Mr. Severance’s 75th birthday and by gifts from friends and colleagues.

Charles E. Severance was born in 1923 in Darlington, South Carolina.  In 1953, Charles married Winifred Loudon.

After serving in World War II, Charles completed his undergraduate degree in 1949 from Clemson University in Agriculture Engineering and earned a M.S. in 1957 from LSU in Agricultural Engineering. His first job after graduation was with the LSU Cooperative Extension Service, where he worked until he retired.

The Severance family’s connection to LSU is very strong.  Mrs. Winifred Severance received her bachelor’s degree in 1950 and a certificate in social work in 1952. Four Severance children are LSU graduates: Charles Jr., business administration 1978; Susan, LLD 1978; Barbara, marketing 1986; and William, accounting 1988. The other Severance children, Kay and Ann, also have degrees from other institutions, illustrating the family's strong commitment to education. The entire Severance family has significantly contributed to the success of this scholarship.

The Severance family enjoyed its association with LSU over the years and was pleased to be able to support future students. This fellowship was established for full time graduate students that are United States citizens at Louisiana State University - Agricultural and Mechanical College majoring in Biological and Agricultural Engineering.  Financial need is a consideration.  Preference is given to students who have had 4-H Club experience.

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