ROCK HILL, S.C. - The Palmetto Chapter of the American Society of Healthcare Food Service Administrators recently honored one of its dedicated members with a $45,000 gift to Winthrop University. The gift will be used to create an endowed scholarship for a human nutrition student.
The scholarship will pay tribute to Marcelle McAbee Scogin, a member of Winthrop's Class of 1953. Now retired and living in Taylors, S.C., Scogin held numerous positions as a clinical dietitian in the Greenville Hospital System Food and Nutrition Department for 38 years, including the last 15 years as department director.
"Marcelle Scogin has been an outstanding member of our organization," said Savannah Smith, director of the Food and Nutrition Department at AnMed Health in Anderson, S.C. "This scholarship is in recognition of the pioneering role Marcelle has played in nutrition for our area and the community at large."
Scogin, whose sister and daughter also attended Winthrop, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in home economics from Winthrop. She belonged to several dietetic associations and was selected the South Carolina Outstanding Dietitian in 1974.
The Marcelle Scogin Endowed Scholarship will provide funds for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in Winthrop’s Human Nutrition program. The first scholarship will be awarded in fall 2008.
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