Friends of the Library endow a second scholarship at UNCP


The Friends of UNC Pembroke Library endowed their second scholarship this spring.


New Friends of the Library Scholarship at UNCP – Pictured from left: Alison DeCinti, assistant director of Major and Planned Gifts for the Office for Advancement; Lillian Brewington, librarian and Friends alumni representative; Dr. Mary J. Russell, mathematics  professor and Friends vice president, Dr. Meadors, Dr. Elinor Foster, dean of library services, Anne Coleman, librarian and Friends recording secretary; Dr. Liliana Wendorff, Friends president and Spanish professor and Susan Whitt, assistant dean of the library and Friends treasurer.

A $10,000 gift established a permanent fund that will produce its first scholarship in the Spring 2008 semester. It will be awarded to a high achieving UNCP student with demonstrated financial need who is committed to University and community service, said Dr. Elinor Foster, dean of library services.

“We have four scholarship programs altogether, and this is our second endowed scholarship,” Dr. Foster said. “The first endowment was for a student of the Esther G. Maynor Honors College.”

The library distributes four book scholarships and a non-endowed scholarship annually. Funds are raised by the Friends of the Library annual event, which completed its 6th year in 2007.

Chancellor Allen C. Meadors was on hand to receive the check.

“The scholarship program of the Friends of the Library is a particularly vital one for the University because it comes from an ongoing program and it comes from people who are close to us,” Chancellor Meadors said. “Thank you for your dedication to the welfare of our students.”

For information about the Friends of the Library, please call 910.521.6516.