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Carolyn C. Register Scholarship in Memory of Dolphine Cobb Wright

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

Carolyn Crose Register grew up on a dairy farm in Davidson County, North Carolina. She graduated from Denton High School in 1950 and went on to earn her bachelor of science degree in home economics education from Woman’s College (now UNCG) in 1955.

After graduating from college, Carolyn worked as an assistant home economics agent for Guilford and Forsyth Counties. She then became a cooperative extension district supervisor, program leader, and specialist for 4-H. She earned her master’s degree in adult education from North Carolina State University in 1970 and went on to become an associate professor at NCSU.

Carolyn’s master’s thesis involved planning and furnishing a High Point redevelopment commission house for a hypothetical low-income family of five. She completed the project for $2,000, including furnishings for three bedrooms, living room, dining room, and kitchen. The house was shown during High Point Furniture Market and was kept open for one year for high school students to tour. The house garnered national attention and was featured in an October 1969 edition of Family Circle magazine.

Carolyn has received many honors and accolades for her outstanding professional and volunteer work.

Retirement has not slowed Carolyn down a bit. She is passionately involved with the Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina, Inc., having served on their Board of Trustees, Executive Board of Trustees, and the Civic Group and Strategic Planning Committees. Carolyn also volunteers with Moore Fundraising Committee for Youth, Moore County Extension and Community Association Council, Village Heritage Foundation, Neighbors of Pinehurst Club, North Carolina Association for Extension and Community Association, and the 4-H State History Center Museum.

Carolyn created this scholarship in memory of her beloved friend and college roommate, Dolphine Cobb Wright, who went by the nickname “Bug.” Dolphine was born in 1933, the eldest of five children, and grew up on a farm in Guilford County. She attended Woman’s College during the 1950s where she was on the Dean’s List and Honor Roll, and a member of Service League, Dance Committee, 4-H Club, Home Economics Student Committee, and the Interfaith Council. She took on several leadership roles including LSA secretary, president of Omicron Nu, and president and publicity chair of the Home Economics Club.

Carolyn and Dolphine became acquainted during a 4-H Club Week at NCSU before graduating from high school. At Woman’s College, they became close friends and roomed together during their senior year. After graduation, Dolphine married A.G. Wright and continued to live in Greensboro, working as a Guilford County public school teacher and an Eastern Airlines office manager. Dolphine passed away in 1985.

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