Dr. Nicholas Pyenson, ’98, is a research geologist and curator of fossil marine mammals at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. He joined ESA juniors and seniors for Career Day 2021 to share his experiences as a scientist.
The Tates/Tutwiler Endowment supports need-based scholarships and helps us live our mission of making an ESA education available to all talented students in Acadiana. When the Smedes-Jardine family donated the land for the Cade Campus, they stipulated that ESA should educate the less fortunate in the local community. Today, earnings from the Tates/Tutwiler Endowment support ESA’s ability to award financial aid. Nearly ⅓ of ESA students are receiving financial assistance this year. With the support of ESA alumni and the continuing efforts of Dr. and Mrs. Tate and Mr. Tutwiler, the endowment has exceeded $1 million. Help us continue to grow this fund!