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Balbirer-Hirsch Family Scholarship Fund

The following biography was written at the time of this scholarship establishment; some information may not be up to date:

While Hyman Balbirer has always lived in New York City, there are Greensboro connections. For the better part of three decades, he was a textile salesman for Cone Mills’ John Wolfe Division. He has received numerous awards from Cone Mills for both the length of his service and the integrity with which he conducted business.

Hyman Balbirer is a great student of philosophy, finance, history and the arts. He has selected UNC Greensboro because he is so proud of his nephew, Sheldon D. Balbirer, professor in the Bryan School of Business and Economics, and his accomplishments in teaching and mentoring students in business.

The scholarship fund will also serve as a perpetual memorial to the life of Roslyn “Roz” Hirsch Balbirer who died on January 24, 2012, after a valiant battle with cancer. Ms. Balbirer attended Ohio State University and completed her accounting work at the UNC-Chapel Hill, in 1974. Upon certification, Roz entered the accounting profession and grew her business from a sole proprietorship to one of the largest female-owned accounting firms in North Carolina; she retired in 2003. Ms. Balbirer believed that wisdom is power, and what you learn, nobody can ever take from you. This fund honors these beliefs.

Mr. Hyman Balbirer passed away in March 2016.