Our Donors

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Betty Sue Cheek Yarborough Endowed Fund in Nursing

Jan Elizabeth Yarborough, JD, RN earned a bachelor of science in nursing from the UNC Greensboro School of Nursing in 1980, where she graduated magna cum laude. Ms. Yarborough was also a distinguished recipient of the Katherine Smith Reynolds Scholarship at UNCG. Ms....

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Calvin A. Michaels Scholarship Fund

Calvin A. Michaels was born in Surry County, NC, served in the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII, and graduated from Elon College with a degree in business administration. Following graduation from Elon he began to work for Burlington Industries, continuing with...

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Carolina Steel Corporation Scholarship Fund

Founded in Greensboro, North Carolina in 1919 as the Carolina Steel and Iron Company, Carolina Steel Corporation has grown from a small, local fabricator of structural steel to an international corporation whose diverse product lines meet the needs of the...

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Cassell/Saperstein Scholarship Fund

In January of 1985, Anna Lou and Arthur Cassell, their daughter Sara Lee, and their son-in-law, Paul Saperstein, established this scholarship in memory of Mrs. Cassell’s parents, Harry and Celia Doctor. Arthur was the chairman of the Board at Casard Furniture...

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Cathy Curtis Moore Scholarship in Nursing

This scholarship honors the memory of Cathy Curtis Moore, a 1984 graduate of the UNC Greensboro School of Nursing. At the time of her tragic death, on July 4, 1993, Cathy Moore was 31 years old, married, and the mother of three children. She was a primary nurse in...

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Celia Gomedela Jolley and David Styles Jolley Scholarship in Education

The following biography was written by Celia and David Jolley when they established this scholarship: This scholarship is presented in honor of Dorcas Sigmon Gomedela and Edward James Gomedela and Thomas Edward Jolley, Sr and Frances Styles Jolley, our parents, as...

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Charles Burchette Allen Scholarship

The Charles Burchette Allen Scholarship was founded in 1975 in memory of Charles Burchette Allen, who died while servicing his country in the U.S Navy. This scholarship was established by his parents, Mrs. Anna Mae Allen and Dr. Roscoe J. Allen, who was a former...

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Charles L. Webb Scholarship Fund

Charles Webb grew up in Panama City, FL and relocated to his mother’s hometown of Ellerbe, North Carolina during his high school years. He graduated from UNC Greensboro in 1985 with a bachelor of science in accounting and business administration. He earned his...

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Charles Mecimore Fund

Dr. Mecimore, CPA, CMA earned his doctoral degree from the University of Alabama in 1966. He joined UNC Greensboro’s accounting faculty as department head in 1979, having previously served on the faculties at the University of Cincinnati, the University of Georgia,...

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Chicken Lea Scholarship Fund

Frances Jordan Lea, known affectionately as “Chicken” by her family and friends, graduated in 1958 with a bachelor of science from Woman’s College (now UNC Greensboro). Chicken grew up in Asheville, and — after graduating from college and marrying Hurdle H. Lea, Jr....

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Cone Mills Corporation Scholarship Fund

Cone Mills Corporation, based in Greensboro, NC, was a world leader in textile manufacturing of corduroy, flannel, denim, and other cotton fabrics for most of the 20th century. Cone was founded in 1891 by Moses H. and Caesar Cone. In 1895, the company’s first denim...

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Dale and Barbara Phipps Accounting Scholarship Fund

The following biography was written at the time of this scholarship establishment; some information may not be up to date: Dale Phipps has two undergraduate degrees from UNC Greensboro: a bachelor of arts in biology earned in 1982 and a bachelor of science in...

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Daniel A. Lynch International Study Fund

The following biography was written at the time of this scholarship establishment; some information may not be up to date: Daniel A. “Dan” Lynch earned a bachelor of science from Niagara University in 1979, followed by an master of business administration from UNC...

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Daphine Doster Scholarship Endowment in Nursing

Daphine Doster received a bachelor of science in music from North Carolina College for Women (now UNC Greensboro) in 1927. In 1936, she graduated from the Johns Hopkins Hospital School of Nursing, and in 1948, she earned a master’s degree in public health from the...

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David G. and Nancy J. Armstrong Graduate Students' Scholarship in Education Fund

Both David G. Armstrong and Nancy J. Armstrong have spent most to their adult lives working in education. David began teaching high school social studies in Spokane, Washington in 1966. After completing advanced degrees, he worked in university-based,...

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Dawn Striker Hailey Endowed Scholarship in Nursing

Mrs. Hailey is a 1973 UNC Greensboro graduate who earned her bachelor of science in the School of Nursing. She was born in a small town in southwestern Pennsylvania and attended elementary through high school there. In 1957, she graduated from the Washington Hospital...

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Don & Mary Olson Scholarship in Reading Education

Dr. Mary W. Olson, professor of curriculum and instruction, was a member of the faculty of UNC Greensboro’s School of Education from 1989 to 1997. She served as an associate dean between 1989 and 1995, and as interim dean in 1995 and 1996. Prior to coming to UNCG,...

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Doris Batchelor Meritt & Joseph E. Meritt International Study Fund

Doris Batchelor Meritt has a long history with UNC Greensboro. Her mother, Bessie Ward, entered the college in 1902, when the institution was known as the State Normal and Industrial College, then in its eleventh year of operation. Bessie graduated in 1904, returned...

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Dr. Roscoe Jackson Allen & Anna Mae Burchette Allen Scholarship

In September 1956, Dr. Roscoe J. Allen brought his wife and three small children to Greensboro where he became head and an assistant professor at the commercial department of UNC Greensboro. The Allens became beloved and valuable members of the University community....

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Eberhart Family Scholarship

In 1922, Athleen Turnage graduated with a bachelor’s degree from North Carolina College for Women (now UNC Greensboro). Louise Turnage Eberhart, following her sister’s lead, earned her bachelor of science degree in 1930. Thirty years later, in 1960, Mary Catharine...

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Economics Faculty Scholarship Fund

Dr. Seaks began the scholarship in 1995 with a stipend he received from The University of North Carolina Board of Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, recognizing him as the outstanding teacher at UNC Greensboro. A member of the faculty since 1972, Dr. Seaks...

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Edward M. Armfield, Sr. Endowed Scholarship Fund for Nurse Practitioners

After graduating from Davidson College, Edward Armfield began his career in the textile industry. At age 30, he founded his own textile company, which he successfully operated until his retirement in 1986. Mr. Armfield also had a manufacturing company, which was...

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Elizabeth Byrd Norman Endowed Scholarship in Nursing

Elizabeth (Lib) Byrd grew up in a large family on a farm in Montgomery County, NC during the Great Depression. Attending college was not an option, but Lib was able to go to a business school to receive training in accounting. She married during WWII and soon after...

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Elizabeth Fluck Holt Scholarship in the School of Education

Elizabeth Fluck Holt, an Edgecombe County native and Alamance County resident, graduated from Woman’s College (now UNC Greensboro) in 1935 with her degree in biology. Elizabeth passed away March 24, 2008.

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Ella Reed Young, Margaret Anne Landon, and Mildred G. Shaw Scholarship in Nursing

Sandra D. Reed, PhD, RN and UNC Greensboro School of Nursing faculty emerita, is one of the original faculty members of the School of Nursing, which was founded in 1966. Dr. Reed earned a bachelor of science from the UNC-Chapel Hill in 1960. In 1965, she was awarded...

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Eloise Woosley Cates Scholarship Fund

Eloise Woosley Cates taught at Haw River for 42 years. She wished to inspire this same type of loyalty to teaching by creating this scholarship. Her father died when she was ten years old, and his dying wish was for his four daughters to graduate from college. All...

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Emily Abbott Vanderweide Scholarship Fund

A native New Yorker, Emily was drawn to UNC Greensboro for its dance program and the University’s Bryan School of Business and Economics. She graduated from UNCG in 1998 with a bachelor of science in human resources management and began her career in corporate...

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Emmie Dark Lane Endowed Scholarship Fund

Emmie Dark Lane of Siler City, NC, graduated from Woman’s College’s (now UNC Greensboro) School of Education in 1943 with a bachelor’s degree in primary education. She began her career as a second-grade teacher at Henry Siler Elementary School in Siler City. She...

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Ernest J. Grant Endowed Scholarship in Nursing

The Ernest J. Grant Endowed Scholarship in Nursing is established and named in recognition of Ernest J. Grant (donor) who was a 1993 MSN and 2015 PhD graduate of the UNC Greensboro School of Nursing. Ernest is the first African American male graduate of the UNCG...

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Eugenia Hunter-Curry School Scholarship

Dr. Eugenia McIver Hunter was a highly respected professor in UNC Greensboro’s School of Education. She was a native of Greensboro, NC, born May 24, 1905, the daughter of the late Thomas Allison Hunter and Eugenia McIver Hunter. She received a bachelor’s degree from...