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Founders Day

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Founders Day is
Monday, Sept. 22, 2014
 

2013 Honorees

 HONORARY FOUNDERS
Maj. Gen. James F. Hackler Jr.
Harold C. Stowe 

UNIVERSITY MEDALLION HONOREES
Sally Z.Hare
Joyce Bennett Parker
John M. Vaught III 

DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI OF THE YEAR
Alexander D. Klaus '05
Amy McAllister-Skinner '12 

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Founders Day Convocation

The Founders Day Convocation was initiated in 1987 as the University's way to express its great appreciation to its Original Founders. Since 1988 those whose spirit and determination have shaped the historic, academic and physical development of the University and higher education in the region have been recognized as Honorary Founders. 

Honorary Founders

Criteria for selection as an Honorary Founder recognizes that the person or institution:

  • Has been instrumental in the development of Coastal Carolina College or Coastal Carolina University
  • Reflects the ideals of the original founders
  • Has contributed time, talent or resources to the enhancement of the institution
  • Has demonstrated over time an exemplary commitment to the University
  • Has demonstrated a passion for service to the institution

University Medallion

The University Medallion was created in 2012 to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to Coastal Carolina University in one or more of the following areas: service to education or the community, entrepreneurship, philanthropy and scholarship. The first University Medallions were awarded in September 2012. 


Distinguished Alumni of the Year

Beginining in 2013, the Founders Day Convocation included recognition of the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year and the Distinguished Young Alumnus of the Year for their significant contributions to their professions and communities.

Recipients

The following visionary leaders and organizations are honored in Founders Foyer, located in the Edward M. Singleton Building. It is the University's hope that current and future generations of students, as they pass through Founders Foyer, will be reminded of the many contributions of the Founders that serve as a benchmark from which the University may move forward with renewed enthusiasm and commitment. 

1987

Thurman W. Anderson ♦

James P. Blanton ♦

Cecil DuBose Brearley Sr. * ♦

George W. Bryan * ♦

Edward E. Burroughs * ♦

William C. Casper

William F. Davis ♦

J. Kenyon East ♦

Ralph H. Ellis ♦

Morgan B. Gilreath * ♦

Dove Walter Green Jr. ♦

James C. Hipp ♦

Joseph W. Holliday * ♦

Jesse M. Lee * ♦

Harold S. Reese * ♦

George C. Rogers Sr. *

R. Cathcart Smith ♦

Ernest F. Southern ♦

E. Craig Wall Sr. * ♦

E. J. Woodhouse *

1988

Karl G. Kempf

S. George Lovell Jr.

1989

George N. Magrath Sr.

C. Foster Smith

1990

William A. Kimbel *

L. Maud Kimbel *

Catherine Heniford Lewis

Novie Nelson

1991

T. "Luke" Benson *

Edward L. Proctor

Evelyn Mayo Snider

1992

Edward M. Henry

Sarah Fore Smith *

Mr. and Mrs. William L. Spadoni

1993

Eldred E. Prince

Elizabeth "Lib" Shaw

1994

John K. Massey

Edward M. Singleton

1995

Clay D. Brittain Jr.

John K. McCormac

1996

Parks M. Coble *

James J. Johnson

R. Grant Singleton

International Paper

1997

E. Cater Floyd

Kitty Lou Tilghman

Anne Tilghman Boyce *

Collins A. Spivey *

1998

John W. Dawsey

George D. Grice *

Charles E. Hodges *

1999

William H. Alford

Donald A. Moore

Pauline Kleber Springs *

2000

Philip L. Edwards

Thomas W. Edwards

Paul Malone

May Howard Wall

2001

Rebecca Randall Bryan *

Covel C. Moore Sr.

Clyde W. Port

2002

James P. Stevens Sr. *

John C. Thompson

2003

William J. Baxley Jr.

Hal B. Holmes Jr.

Mildred Holmes Allen Prince

2004

College of Charleston

Horry County Schools

University of South Carolina

2005

Liston D. Barfield

George L. Williams Sr.

E. Craig Wall Jr.*

2006

Clark B. Parker

Carroll A. Campbell Jr. *

Ronald R. Ingle

2008

Robin W. Edwards

Ruth S. Kearns

Harold J. Riddle

2009

Gene Anderson

Franklin C. Blanton

2010

Louis Henry "Hank" Mense

Burroughs & Chapin Co.

2011

Ronald G. Eaglin

Nancy A. Smith *

Frank M. Watts

2012

H. Franklin Burroughs *

Guy Skipper Cameron *

Charles L. Watson *

Charles Joyner Δ

John Vrooman Δ

2013

James F. Hackler Jr. *

Harold C. Stowe

Sally Z. Hare Δ

Joyce Bennett Parker Δ

John M. Vaught III Δ

Alexander D. Klaus '05 •

Amy McAllister-Skinner '12 •

 

KEY

* Presented Posthumously
♦ Original Founder
Δ University Medallion
• Distinguished Alumni of the Year

 

NOTE: In 2007, the inauguration of David A. DeCenzo, the second president of the University, was held in lieu of the traditional Founders Day Convocation.


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