late son had many friends
Wayne Hunt's life touched the lives of many others.
Hunt was a rising
junior Computer Science major at UNC Pembroke when he died in a May,
2003 accidental drowning.
brothers at Phi Sigma Nu and friends organized a golf tournament in
August to raise funds for the Jason Wayne Hunt Endowed Memorial Scholarship
at UNCP. People came from near and far to play in the golf tournament
to honor Jason and raised over $3,500 for the endowed scholarship in
loved and is missed greatly by us all," said his mother, Sandra
Hunt. "Not a day goes by that we don't think of something funny
he said or did, or a serious conversation we had, or what a good son,
brother and friend he was. His love and friendship has carried much
farther than we could ever imagine."
has been wonderful. They worked very hard on the project," Ms.
Hunt said. "People came from as far away as Raleigh and Wilmington
The golf tournament
was held Aug. 2, 2003 at Flag Tree Golf Course in Fairmont. The event
was a success with 21 teams competing, and the family plans to make
it an annual event.
Allen C. Meadors praised the effort behind the scholarship.
Larry Hunt, father; Marie Locklear, sister; Chancellor Allen C.
Meadors; Sandra Hunt, mother and Kenneth Hunt, brother
an outstanding young man, and an endowed scholarship is a lasting tribute
to his life," Chancellor Meadors said. "I cannot think of
a better way to honor his legacy."
Jason and his older
brother Kenneth, who is now a candidate for a Master of Business Administration
(MBA) at UNCP, were members of Phi Sigma Nu, UNCP's first Native American
fraternity established in 1996. Both were excellent students at UNCP
and at South Robeson High School, where Jason graduated third in his
Jason is also survived
by a sister, Marie, who is a nursing student at Robeson Community College.
life, loved his family, friends and he loved Jesus," said his father,
Larry Hunt. "The scholarship will be awarded to a student who shared
Jason's dream of a college education."
will go to a sophomore Computer Science major from Robeson County with
a demonstrated financial need.
two scholarships that helped him attend the University, and the family
feels that this scholarship will help other deserving students realize
the dream of a better life through education," Ms. Hunt said.
would like to thank all who participated in the event, participants,
sponsors, supporters and helpers," Ms. Hunt said. "God bless
For additional information
on giving to this or other scholarships at UNCP, call the Office of
Donor Relations at (910) 521-6213 or
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