The University of Louisiana at Monroe will proudly recognize the Emy-Lou
Biedenharn Foundation as the recipient of the 2007 Hall of Distinction Award
at Envision ULM Thursday, Nov. 15, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Monroe Civic
As ULM’s most prestigious award, the Hall of Distinction recognizes those
who have honored the university through a lifetime of distinction and/or
exemplary service. The award’s announcement is a highlight of the annual
Envision ULM event. All supporters, family and friends are welcome.
ULM President James Cofer praised the philanthropy of this year’s award
winner. “The University of Louisiana at Monroe is extremely fortunate to
have such a generous and visionary patron as the Emy-Lou Biedenharn
Foundation. The Foundation’s support directly enriches the educational,
cultural, and humanitarian impact that ULM has, especially to the regional
community. The good things that come out of this university are possible due
to such generosity and civic-mindedness - the Emy-Lou Biedenharn Foundation is
the perfect addition to the ULM Hall of Distinction.”
The Emy-Lou Biedenharn Foundation is one of the university's most generous
benefactors, having established several eminent scholar endowments and a
memorial scholarship endowment, as well as providing continued support of
the ULM Foundation's annual fund.
Murray Biedenharn, President of the Executive Board of the Emy-Lou
Biedenharn Foundation, has served on the ULM Foundation Board of Trustees
since 1992. Bishop Johnston, husband of Jody Biedenharn Johnston, also
currently serves on the ULM Foundation Board of Trustees.
When considering the selection of the Hall of Distinction recipient, many
factors are considered, including the commitment of time, talents and
treasure to the university and the community.
The ULM Hall of Distinction Award was established in 2004, with Kitty DeGree
being the inaugural winner. ULM has also recognized these other prestigious
winners to date: 2005 - The Thomas H. and Mayme P. Scott Foundation; 2006– Nelson D. and Bennie Hughes Abell.
This year’s reception begins at 6 p.m., with dinner following at 6:30 p.m.
Attendance cost is $30 per person or $240 per table of eight.
The ticket deadline is Nov. 9. For ticket information, call (318) 342-5440 or firstname.lastname@example.org