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Two appointed to Horry County Higher Education Commission

August 22, 2000

The Horry County Higher Education Commission has announced the appointment of two new members. William Page Ambrose of Aynor and Joseph O. Burroughs Jr. of Conway will each serve four-year terms as commission members.

Ambrose is assistant vice president for the Conway National Bank in Aynor. He serves on the advisory boards of the Aynor Area School District and Aynor-Conway Career Center. Ambrose is also a member of the board of directors of the Horry County United Way and Kids Voting.< p> Ambrose earned a bachelor's degree from the University of South Carolina in 1983.

Burroughs is a partner at Singleton, Burroughs & Young, P.A., in Conway. He served on the board of directors for Coastal's CINO Club from 1987 to 1998. Burroughs is a founding member of the Waccamaw Sertoma Club and serves on the board of directors for Kids Voting.

Burroughs earned a bachelor's degree from Clemson University in 1972 and a juris doctorate degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1978.

In 1959, the South Carolina General Assembly formed the Horry County Higher Education Commission to develop higher education opportunities for students of Horry County. Commission members are recommended by the Horry County Legislative Delegation and appointed by the Governor of South Carolina. The organization has played a significant role in the development of Coastal Carolina University.