The Lawther Lecture was initiated in 1975, to honor Dean Lawther's retirement. In 1991, Ms. Maxine Forrest Allen (BSPE, 1935) established the Ethel Martus Lawther Fund to help to support this event.
- The Lawther Lecture is presented each year to honor the memory of Dean Martus Lawther.
- The Dean's Lecture series, also supported by the Lawther Fund, was initiated in 2016, by Dean Celia Hooper.
The School of Health and Human Sciences is proud of Dean Lawther's legacy.