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RESOLUTION TO HONOR DR. MARY WYLIE FORD FOR
MERITORIOUS SERVICE ON THE WINTHROP UNIVERSITY
BOARD OF TRUSTEES

WHEREAS, Winthrop University with grateful appreciation, does hereby acknowledge, commend and honor the distinguished service of Dr. Mary Wylie (Polly) Ford initially as a member of the faculty of Winthrop University for 30 years and later as an elected representative of the Alumni Association to the Winthrop University Board of Trustees from 2002 to 2006; and

WHEREAS, she has demonstrated her commitment to Winthrop University and its tradition of outstanding service by giving freely of her time and talents;

WHEREAS, by establishing the Jack B. and Polly Wylie Ford Endowed Physical Education Fund in the Department of Health and Physical Education, and by contributing major gifts to the same through the Mary Polly Ford Charitable Remainder Unitrust, a recent gift to promote collaborative research between faculty and students, to support their travel to attend conferences and to promote professionalism and recognition of the Department of Health and Physical Education, she sent a clear message and set a powerful example for others to follow;

THEREFORE LET IT BE RESOLVED that the Board of Trustees of Winthrop University does hereby gratefully acknowledge the vigorous advocacy and heartfelt concern that Polly has demonstrated on behalf of higher education in general and Winthrop in particular;

AND, presents today from the students, staff, faculty, and Board this citation as a testament to her longstanding achievements and devotion to education.


APPROVED, this the 9th day of June, 2006.

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