UD Celebrates Sister Clo's 100th Birthday with Student Scholarship Support

UD Celebrates Sister Clo's 100th Birthday with Student Scholarship Support

To contribute to the Sister Mary Clodovia Lockett Scholarship visit udallas.edu/give and write "Sister Clo Endowed Scholarship" in the Restricted Giving field.

2013 marks the 100th birthday of longtime UD Biology Professor and Chairwoman Sister Clodovia Lockett, SSMN (Sister Clo), who passed away in 1994.

Beloved for her clear-sighted advice and energetic support of her students, Sister Clo influenced generations of Texas doctors. In her two decades at UD, more than 90 percent of her 500 pre-med students were accepted into medical school.

After a brief stint in the corporate world, she joined the School Sisters of Notre Dame, but not before coming in second to Ginger Rogers in a Charleston contest. A Texas native, Sister Clo arrived at the University of Dallas in 1965 after earning a doctorate in biology from St. Louis University.

Beginning as a part-time professor, she rose to the position of Biology Department professor and chairwoman as well as health professions adviser.

Over the course of her career at UD, she was named a Piper Professor by the Minnie Piper Stevens Foundation for Excellence in Teaching and Research and received the King Fellow Award in 1984.

In honor of her 100th birthday, UD is growing the Sister Mary Clodovia Lockett Endowed Scholarship in Pre-Medical Studies in order to ensure that qualified students will have access to support for years to come. The scholarship, which is awarded on the basis of both need and merit, provides full tuition support for one senior as well as a $500 stipend for expenses incurred during the medical school application process; second and third place candidates receive a $500 stipend.

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