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Coastal Educational Foundation, Inc. announces new officers

November 8, 2000

The officers are William H. Alford, president; R. Grant Singleton, vice president; and W. Jennings Duncan, secretary/treasurer.

Alford, president of A & I Fire Restoration, is a 1977 Coastal graduate. He has been chairman of the S.C. Highway Commission and the Grand Strand Regional Medical Center's Board of Trustees. Alford has also been recognized as Coastal's 1992 Alumnus of the Year, Myrtle Beach Citizen of the Year and The Sun News Honor Volunteer. He is past president of Coastal's Alumni Association.

Singleton, an area businessman, earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law and a Master of Law degree from New York University. He was a professor of commercial law at Coastal for many years and was named an honorary founder of Coastal in 1996. Singleton was appointed to the Commission on the Future of South Carolina by former Gov. Carroll Campbell.

Duncan, president of Conway National Bank, earned a bachelor's degree from Clemson University, an M.B.A. from the University of South Carolina as well as a degree from the Graduate School of Banking of the South at Louisiana State University. Duncan has been on the board of trustees for many organizations including the Conway Chamber of Commerce, South Carolina Bankers Association and Independent Banks of South Carolina.

The Coastal Educational Foundation, Inc., is a nonprofit corporation which receives and disburses charitable gifts in support of Coastal Carolina University. The foundation was established in 1954 for the purpose of advancing higher learning in Horry County and was instrumental in the creation of Coastal. The foundation meets quarterly.