Steve and Cindy Lance, of Hope, Arkansas, recently established the Lance & Associates Endowed Scholarship at the University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana (UAHT). Steve and Cindy are owners of Lance & Associates Real Estate in Hope. “Since it was established in 2006, giving back has been a trait of our company,” said Steve. Some of the organizations the company contributes to include Hope and Spring Hill FFA, Hempstead and Nevada County Fairs, Hope Athletic Booster Club, Band Booster, Relay for Life, and the United Way.

According to the Press Release, the Lances are members of the Hope Church of Christ. Steve is an active member of the community who is involved with the Hope-Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce, the Economic Development Corporation Board, Farm Bureau Board, Rotary Club, and is a charter member of the UAHT Foundation Board.

“We are pleased to be able to make this commitment, hoping to benefit students and impact their families for good,” said Steve. “The endowment intends to help individuals pursue education or business degrees. Helping students succeed in turn promotes our schools, communities, and society for the better.”

Education has a rich history in Steve and Cindy’s families. Cindy has worked in education for over 28 years. She has come full-circle if you will. Since receiving her B.B.A. in Accounting, she worked as an accountant, taught accounting at the high school and college levels, and is currently practicing accounting at UAHT.

Members of their family who have worked in education include Cindy’s father Dr. William C. “Bill” Loe for 40 years, her sisters Dr. Jan Hastings for 21 years, and Cathy Loe for 15 years, and Steve’s mother Lucile Lance for 42 years. “Our family believes in the value of education because it was instilled in us by our parents and it is our privilege to be friends of the Foundation and contribute to the continued success at UAHT,” said Steve.

For more information about UAHT scholarships, please call 870-722-8516 or visit uacch.edu.