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Legacy of Winthrop Alumnus Fred Hembree Honored by New Gift from Carrolls
The Fred Hembree History Scholarship will honor Larry Carroll’s cousin, the late Fred Hembree, Winthrop Class of 1980.
This is the second major gift to Winthrop from the Carrolls.
ROCK HILL, S.C. - A new gift from
Larry and Vivian Carroll
of Charlotte, N.C., will create a scholarship for outstanding junior or senior history majors at Winthrop. The Carrolls have committed $100,000 initially for this scholarship, and they have challenged other donors to support the scholarship by promising to match gifts up to $50,000 per year over the next three years.
Fred Hembree History Scholarship
will honor Larry Carroll’s cousin, the late
, Winthrop Class of 1980. Hembree majored in history while at Winthrop and was a professor of history at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Fla., until his death in July 2010. A nationally recognized scholar and author on the French Revolution, Hembree was a native of Rock Hill.
The Carrolls hope that this scholarship will grow into one which will provide full tuition for a Winthrop student majoring in history. The gift match pledged by the Carrolls has already been initiated by a generous leadership gift from
Norma and Bob Thompson
of Rock Hill.
is a member of the
Winthrop University Board of Trustees.
This is the second major gift to Winthrop from the Carrolls. They previously made a $1.25 million commitment for programming, operations, and specialized equipment for
, the new facility for the
College of Business Administration
that was named in Vivian’s honor.
Larry Carroll is president of
Carroll Financial Associates
, a Charlotte-based financial planning and investment management firm. Vivian Carroll, a 1973 graduate of Winthrop, retired from Merrill Lynch in 2001 after spending more than 20 years building a successful financial planning practice. She is currently president of the Winthrop University Alumni Association Executive Board.
For more information about supporting the Winthrop community, contact the
Winthrop University Office of Development
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