Betty Sue Huddleston Allen Endowed History Scholarship
The scholarship is named in honor of Betty Sue Huddleston Allen, who earned her Bachelor of Science Degree at Tennessee Tech University in Education in 1965. In 1968, Betty also earned her Masters of Arts Degree in History. Her primary interest and student was Modern European Diplomatic History. The diplomacy of World War II between the Allied Powers and Russia culminated in her thesis/dissertation on the subject of the United States Lend-Lease to Russia, 1941-1945. She taught courses in Western Civilization as a part-time faculty member at the University from 1968-1973.
Born in Byrdstown, Tennessee and reared in Sparta, Tennessee, Betty's love for the lessons learned from history started at an early age. She frequently traveled to Europe to learn how wars, different cultures, social and religious influences shaped the world we know today. Residing in Cookeville since 1953 and living one block from the TTU campus, Betty is married to Leonard (Sonny) A. Allen, Jr., a 1955 graduate of TTU. Betty and Sonny's two sons, Leonard (Len) A. Allen III and Samuel (Sam) E. Allen, are also graduates of Tennessee Tech.
The scholarship is provided to a student majoring in History to assist future historians in this discipline.
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