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LSUA Accepting Reservations for MLK Scholarship Luncheon

Released: 01/05/2011

LSU Alexandria is accepting reservations for its annual Martin Luther King Jr. scholarship luncheon Jan. 24 at 11:30 a.m. in the Brumfield-Caffey Annex ballroom adjacent to the student center. The event benefits the university’s Ebony Endowed Scholarship, a $1,000 award to a full-time freshman African-American student who demonstrates academic achievement and financial need.

The deadline is Jan. 17 for reservations, which can be made through Melissa Turnage in the Office of Academic and Student Affairs, 473-6446 or The cost is $10 for the public, $5 for LSUA faculty and staff, and $1 for LSUA students. The meal will be provided by Outback Steakhouse.

Regina Washington, Alexandria site leader for the Procter & Gamble soap plant, will be keynote speaker. Washington, who earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla, has held several leadership positions with Procter & Gamble in St. Louis and at the company’s headquarters in Cincinnati. She has been site leader at the local manufacturing facility since July 2009. Washington is a former global manager in several Procter & Gamble fabric and home care arenas.

Washington serves on the advisory board of the Central Louisiana Business Incubator and the board of directors of the local American Red Cross.