Community College student Nathaniel Laushman received the 2016 Dr. Andrew V.
Stevenson Merit Scholarship from Kappa Beta Delta.
of Lincoln, was awarded the $1,000 scholarship for his academic excellence and
involvement in the community.
thought, is this real?” Laushman said. “It’s very exciting, and to be one out
of 12 people to receive this scholarship is interesting to me.”
has been on the dean’s list several times and was inducted into the Kappa Beta
Delta Honor Society. After graduating from SCC this December, he hopes to
transfer to a four-year school where he hopes to earn a bachelor’s degree in business.
wife and I started SCC together, and we plan to graduate together,” he said
about his wife, Kendra Laushman. They have five children.
Gaspard is one of Laushman’s instructors at SCC. She said he is a hard worker,
both in and out of the classroom.
drive and dedication set an example for so many students facing challenges,” said
Gaspard, an instructor in SCC’s Business Administration program. “He puts in
extra time and effort but doesn’t hesitate to help a classmate with a project
40, had a rough start growing up, going back and forth from Omaha to
California. He was even detained at a youth facility at one point. He left
school at age 15 and got his GED. He enrolled at SCC 22 years later. He hopes
to take his past experiences and open a youth home for troubled teens. He
picked SCC because the price was right.
been great; a lot of wonderful instructors,” Laushman said about his time at
SCC. “I had a lot of help, and a lot of people steered me in the right
Beta Delta is an international honor society that encourages scholarships among
business students pursuing associate degrees. Laushman is one of 12 students
receiving the Andrew V. Stevenson scholarship from around the region.
Recipients of the scholarship must have a 3.5 or higher grade-point average and
take part in community service in the past year.