Teachers Establish Scholarship at UNCP
Teachers never stop
caring about education.
Just ask Maxine
Amos, Shirley Stockton, Flora Ransom, Elizabeth Currie, Mary B. Carroll
and Katrina Locklear.
Robeson County Retired School Personnel, this group of retired teachers
recently presented an endowed scholarship to The University of North
Carolina at Pembroke.
will benefit a junior or senior who is studying to become a teacher.
The beneficiary will receive an annual award of $500.
deserving person will have the opportunity to join the profession,"
said Ms. Amos, association president.
C. Meadors thanked the group for giving back to their profession.
"It is true what
they say about the dedication public schools teachers have for their
profession and the young people they teach," Chancellor Meadors said.
"This is a special gift that will help a deserving student join this
"We are proud of
our School of Education which is one of the top ranked in the state
of North Carolina," he said. "Because of this generous gift, a student
will benefit and ultimately our entire public school system will benefit."
Present were: Ms.
Amos, who taught at Pembroke Elementary and Carroll Middle School; Ms.
Stockton at Red Springs High School and Lumberton Junior High School;
Ms. Ransom, Fairgrove School, Smith's School and East Robeson Elementary
School; Ms. Currie at Red Springs High School and Flora MacDonald College;
Ms. Carroll at Purvis Elementary and Southside School and Ms. Locklear
at Carroll Middle.
Ms. Locklear, a
1963 UNCP graduate, is chair of the Scholarship Committee.
"We had an outstanding
year enrolling new members, and there were funds available for a good
cause," Ms. Locklear said. "As retired educators, we are still able
to contribute to the education community."
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