WHEREAS, Lois Rhame West, Class of 1943, has been a significant partner in the development of the Winthrop community of learners and its relationship with the people and State of South Carolina; and

WHEREAS, she has distinguished herself as a citizen, a public servant, and a loyal alumna who has brought great credit to South Carolina as its First Lady, and the United States of America as an international representative; and

WHEREAS, she has dedicated herself for over forty years to eradicating Muscular Dystrophy and provided groundbreaking national leadership to that cause; and

WHEREAS, she has enhanced Winthrop University with her stewardship and vision as co-chair of its first ever Capital Campaign; and

WHEREAS, her name graces the Health, Physical Education, and Wellness Center on the Winthrop campus as an embodiment of her unwavering commitment to the well-being of the human body and the human spirit, and uniting her name and legacy with generations to come; and

WHEREAS, it is fitting that the Winthrop University Board of Trustees express the appreciation and admiration of the entire Winthrop community to such a dedicated and accomplished member of the Winthrop family;

THEREFORE, LET IT BE RESOLVED that Friday, November 2nd, 2007 is hereby declared to be Lois Rhame West Day at Winthrop University.

November 2, 2007