Friday, December 14, 2012

Eugene Alvarez, Ph.D. Endowed

Eugene Alvarez, Ph.D. Endowed - Dr. Eugene Alvarez, Macon State College professor emeritus of history, established this scholarship to recognize and encourage the educational pursuits of honorably discharged members of the United States Marine Corps. Dr. Alvarez served as a Marine during the Korean War, followed by two tours of duty as a drill instructor at Parris Island. He was a staff sergeant in 1959 when he was honorably discharged after seven years active duty and four years with the Marine Corps Reserve. Having earned his GED while in the military, Dr. Alvarez ultimately earned a BA, MS and Ph.D. in history, and has authored six books and numerous published papers. He retired as professor of history at Macon State in 1995. The scholarship will be awarded to full-time students who have been honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps and are pursuing a bachelor or master's degree at Macon State.



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