PINEVILLE, La. – Ellis and Heather Fowler have given a $1.25 million gift to the newly created Jonathan E. Martin Master of Business Administration program.
According to a news release from Louisiana Christian University, the donation will establish the Mary Martin Fowler Endowed Chair. The Fowlers gave the money to honor Ellis’ mother, Mary Martin Fowler, and to support the MBA program named in honor of his late uncle.
In addition to the endowed professorship, the funds will create the Fowler Family Scholarship Fund, to provide financial awards to outstanding students to earn their MBA at LCU. Scholarship funds will be available in July.
“The Fowlers are strong supporters of higher education and have taken a keen interest in what we are doing at LCU and the Young School of Business,” LCU President Rick Brewer said in a news release. “We continue to be amazed at what the Lord is doing through the extended Martin family, and are grateful to the Fowlers for their contributions to our Martin MBA program.”
Launched this school year, the MBA is the newest graduate degree offered in the Young School of Business at LCU and received full approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (the university’s accrediting body) in July.
Students can complete the 34-hour online program in just one year and can specialize in healthcare administration, data analytics or general management.
For more information on the program, visit lcuniversity.edu.