Marion Langlois honored with history scholarship

Art Langlois wanted a lasting tribute to honor his late wife, Marion, who had a lifelong interest in history. So he joined forces with Tennessee Technological University to establish an endowed scholarship in her name. Now he's honoring her memory while helping deserving students at the same time.

Former residents of Cookeville, the Langloises are known for their long-time community involvement and service. Arthur Langlois is former president of Porelon Inc. and an honorary alumnus of Tennessee Tech. While living in Cookeville, he served on the College of Business Administration Foundation, the Foundation for Science and the Humanities, and the Friends of the Library Foundation. In recognition of this and other service, he received the university's Outstanding Alumni Service Award in 1983. Marion was an active member of St. Michael's Episcopal Church before the couple moved to Walkersville, Maryland, in 1989. She died last June.

"This is a fitting tribute to a remarkable lady," said Paul Isbell, executive director of Tennessee Tech's Office of University Advancement. "Marion has always had a strong interest in history, and she was very supportive of our history department when they lived here in Cookeville. Art has made it possible for that support to continue for years to come."

Several friends and other family members have also contributed to the Marion Hood Langlois Endowed History Scholarship, Isbell said. Anyone interested in making a donation to the scholarship can contact Isbell's office at 615/372-3206, or send a check to Tennessee Tech's Office of University Advancement, Box 5047, Cookeville, Tennessee, 38505.