Kendra Scott to highlight series

Fashion designer, CEO and philanthropist Kendra Scott will headline the 2020 installment of SFA’s Archie McDonald Speaker Series in April.

Scott, who started her Austin-based jewelry company in 2002 with $500, now has more than 100 stand-alone stores. Her merchandise also is sold at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdales. In 2015, she launched the Kendra Cares Program, hosting in-store events for causes that improve health and wellness, education, entrepreneurship and empowerment.

The speaker series event is free and scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 20, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom on the SFA campus. A private reception for 100 guests will be held prior to the main event. Private reception tickets can be purchased by contacting Sarah Sargent, SFA development assistant, at 936-468-5406.

Rotary Club offering scholarships

The Nacogdoches Rotary Club is offering $20,000 in college scholarships to graduating seniors of the Nacogdoches, Central Heights, Chireno, Cushing, Douglass, Garrison, Martinsville, Woden and Regents Academy High Schools’ Class of 2020.

Applications are available through the counselor’s office at each school and must include a one-page letter of introduction detailing post graduation plans, a resume, class rank, GPA and college testing results. Also required is a 500-word essay. Finalists will be recognized guests at a May Nacogdoches Rotary Club meeting. Deadline for applications is March 31.

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