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Frank and Susan Hoffmann establish $100,000 endowed graduate student scholarship in education and business

Two University of Louisiana Monroe graduates and respected community leaders, Frank and Susan Hoffmann, have invested in future ULM students pursuing graduate degrees in education and business. Their contribution will be matched by the Louisiana Board of Regents Support Fund.

The $100,000 endowed scholarship’s purpose is to recruit and retain high-quality graduate students in the School of Education and the College of Business and Social Sciences’ Master of Business Administration graduate program by alleviating financial obligations.

Frank earned his bachelor’s degree in education in 1966 and continued to study in the field of education, going on to earn a master’s and a doctorate, all from ULM. He devoted his career to education working for 39 years at the Ouachita Parish School System as a teacher, coach, principal, personnel director, and assistant superintendent.

Outside of his career in education, Frank served his community for 12 years as a legislator representing District 15 in the Louisiana House of Representatives and more than 40 years as the Voice of the Warhawks. As a state representative, the Louisiana Association of Principals named him Legislator of the Year for his dedication to education. In 2015 when he began his 40th year as the Voice of the Warhawks, he received the McNaughton Chapter of the College Hall of Fame Distinguished American Award and was recognized by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association with several awards, including best play-by-play. He received a variety of honors from ULM, including the 1995 Outstanding Alumni Award from the ULM College of Education, the 2012 ULM George T. Walker Lifetime Achievement Award, and the 2015 ULM Athletic Hall of Fame induction.

Susan earned her bachelor’s degree in business in 1977 and her Master's in Business Administration in 1980. Additionally, she is a graduate of the LSU School of Banking of the South and the University of Oklahoma Commercial Banking School. As a business professional, she was Market President of JPMorgan Chase Bank in Monroe, LA. During her career with JPMC, she created the largest portfolio of commercial bankers in the Southern region and was selected as the top commercial lender in the South. Susan was recognized in 2000 with the ULM Alumni Golden Arrow Award and in 2019 the ULM Women’s Symposium honored her with the Distinguished Leader Award. In May 2021, Susan was awarded the celebrated Monroe Chamber of Commerce Rambin Silverstein Award.