Logue Legacy Lives On Through Group & Scholarship

by Darrel Coleman

Supporters of the Logue Scholarship Fund gathered for brunch at Mimi’s Café in Little Rock on November 14.  Twenty six former directors of the Baptist Student Union, student leaders, and friends of Dr. Tom and Ethel Logue attended the brunch.  The “Logue Group” has been meeting annually for more than thirty-five years to share friendships made during their student days at various colleges and universities in Arkansas.  Telling stories of their student days was always an important part of their gathering.  Since the death of Dr. Logue in 2010, the purpose of the meeting of this group has shifted to support the Tom and Ethel Logue Scholarship fund.  Since the inception of the scholarship fund in 2013, four $1,000 scholarships have been awarded to Arkansas students who are attending or plan to attend one of the fifteen CBF partners for theological higher education.

Left to right: Ella V. Smalley (Little Rock), Mary Catherine Sligh (Mission, TX), Carolyn Kee (Little Rock), Frank Huckaba and Joy Huckaba (Mountain Home), Lance Hanshaw (Cabot), Carol Smelley ( Little Rock), and James Smalley (Little Rock).

Left to right: Ella V. Smalley (Little Rock), Mary Catherine Sligh (Mission, TX), Carolyn Kee (Little Rock), Frank Huckaba and Joy Huckaba (Mountain Home), Lance Hanshaw (Cabot), Carol Smelley ( Little Rock), and James Smalley (Little Rock).

George Amos of Santa Fe, New Mexico and Darrel Coleman of Little Rock partnered to make contacts and make arrangements for the meeting.   George is a former BSU leader at both Arkansas State University and the University of Arkansas.  Darrel was a former BSU leader at the University of Arkansas.  He later served three years as Baptist Student Director at Arkansas A & M College (now University of Arkansas at Monticello) and city-wide director in Little Rock.

Left to right: Dick Norton (Little Rock), Darrel Coleman (Little Rock), Dr. Doyle (Wendy) Burke (Tempe, AZ).

Left to right: Dick Norton (Little Rock), Darrel Coleman (Little Rock), Dr. Doyle (Wendy) Burke (Tempe, AZ).

At the gathering in November, the group received a status report of the Logue Scholarship Fund from Dr. Ray Higgins, Coordinator of CBF of Arkansas.  He reported that the value of the fund as of 9-30-2015 was $48,344.  Megan Pike, the 2014 recipient of a $1,000 scholarship, was a guest and addressed the group regarding the importance of the scholarship.  Megan completed her Master of Divinity degree from George W. Truett Seminary in Waco, TX and is now employed as Associate Coordinator by CBF Arkansas.  One of her tasks is to publicize the scholarship opportunities to Arkansas Baptist college students and seminarians.

Left to right: Peggy Peterson (Perryville), Nan Enoch (Little Rock), Kay Coleman (Little Rock).

Left to right: Peggy Peterson (Perryville), Nan Enoch (Little Rock), Kay Coleman (Little Rock).

The first recipient of a Logue Scholarship was Tiffany Pickett, a graduate of McAfee School of Theology of Mercer University.  She is now serving as an Admissions Counselor at her alma mater, Williams Baptist College.  Two $1,000 scholarships were awarded for 2015.  They are:  Devon Dundee who is pursuing a Master of Divinity degree at George W. Truett Seminary in Waco, TX.  The fourth student awarded a $1,000 Logue scholarship is Tylor Standley currently pursuing a Master of Divinity degree at George W. Truett Seminary in Waco, TX.

The “Logue Group” plans to continue their support of the Logue Scholarship Fund through their annual gatherings and encouraging further growth of the fund.  Contributions should be mailed to:  CBFAR, 1504 MLK, Jr. Drive, Little Rock, AR  72202.  Please indicate Logue Scholarship in the memo line of your check.

Editorial note: Applications for three $1,000 scholarships to be awarded to Arkansas Seminarians (both present and prospective) for the Fall 2016 semester are now being accepted. Please direct interested applicants to the Logue Scholarship fund page for details on how to apply. Applications are due March 15, 2016.