Bean Creates Endowment Fund for Northwestern State’s Perpetually Purple Program


NATCHITOCHES, Louisiana (NSU) – Terrance Bean reached new heights as a student and athlete at Northwestern State in the 1990s, and now he wants to help future demons accomplish the same.

Through the Perpetually Purple Endowment Program, Bean has created the Bean Family Endowment.

The Bean clan epitomizes the family atmosphere at NSU as her daughter Aiyana played volleyball for the Lady Demons (2017-18) and recently graduated in Industrial Engineering Technology.

“It’s a great pleasure for me to be able to give back to the college that gave me so many years ago,” said Bean, All-American triple high jumper as Demon. “I was a student-athlete in need of help, and the generosity of others, through their endowments, helped me along the way.

“Later, my daughter benefited in the same way and graduated with the highest honor. The Bean family is forever linked to the Demon family, and we are happy that we can give forward to help others.

Bean had NSU’s second-best high jump score at 7-4.5, which earned him third place at the NCAA National Indoor Championships in 1996. He was also fifth and ninth at two other championships. nationals to achieve All-America status in addition to four Southland Conference high jump titles.

The N-Club Hall of Fame is a staple of events and meetings of NSU alumni, a member of the N-Club committee and an annual volunteer at the NSU Leon Johnson Invitational Track and Field Meet.

“The Bean Family Endowment is another example of Terrance’s unwavering commitment to NSU Athletics and his steadfast desire to pay for it for future NSU athletes,” said Dr. Haley Taitano, NSU Assistant Director of Athletics. “I can’t say enough about who he is and how much he has done to give back to NSU.”

The Bean family’s seed donation for the scholarship is matched by T-Mobile. Other donations are accepted to establish the minimum contribution level of $ 10,000 for the endowment fund.

Donations can be made by SMS by sending “NSUBEAN” to 41444.

“Thanks to Northwestern State University for this opportunity to participate, and thanks to T-Mobile for their generosity in matching our seed donation,” said Bean. “From our family, which includes Sharon, Isaiah, Aiyana, Elijah and Emani – let’s continue to encourage and support our student-athletes. “

NSU Athletics has over $ 2.3 million in endowment funds to help offset the cost of athletic scholarships. A total endowment of $ 5 million will fully cover all NSU athletic scholarships, which are currently funded by annual donations to the Demons Unlimited Foundation.

Annual donation revenues will then be redirected to more significantly improve facilities, bolster recruiting budgets, retain or hire exceptional coaches, and offset ever-increasing scholarship costs.

To inquire about the Perpetually Purple program, contact Taitano ([email protected], 318-357-4278). Information is also available on the website.

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