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Original and Honorary Founders

The following visionary leaders and organizations are honored in Founders Foyer, located in the Edward M. Singleton Building. It is the University's hope that current and future generations of students, as they pass through Founders Foyer, will be reminded of the many contributions of the Founders that serve as a benchmark from which the University may move forward with renewed enthusiasm and commitment. 

1987  

Thurman W. Anderson  ♦  Original Founder

James P. Blanton  ♦  Original Founder

Cecil DuBose Brearley Sr.  ♦  Original Founder

George W. Bryan  ♦  Original Founder

Edward E. Burroughs  ♦  Original Founder

William C. Casper

William F. Davis  ♦  Original Founder

J. Kenyon East  ♦  Original Founder

Ralph H. Ellis  ♦  Original Founder

Morgan B. Gilreath  ♦  Original Founder

Dove Walter Green Jr.  ♦  Original Founder

James C. Hipp  ♦  Original Founder

Joseph W. Holliday  ♦  Original Founder

Jesse M. Lee  ♦  Original Founder

Harold S. Reese  ♦  Original Founder

George C. Rogers Sr. 

R. Cathcart Smith  ♦  Original Founder

Ernest F. Southern  ♦  Original Founder

E. Craig Wall Sr.  ♦  Original Founder

E. J. Woodhouse

1988 

Karl G. Kempf

S. George Lovell Jr.


1989
 

George N. Magrath Sr.

C. Foster Smith 


1990

William A. Kimbel

L. Maud Kimbel

Catherine Heniford Lewis

Novie Nelson 


1991

T. "Luke" Benson

Edward L. Proctor

Evelyn Mayo Snider 


1992

Edward M. Henry

Sarah Fore Smith

Mr. and Mrs. William L. Spadoni 


1993

Eldred E. Prince

Elizabeth "Lib" Shaw 


1994

John K. Massey

Edward M. Singleton


1995

Clay D. Brittain Jr.

John K. McCormac


1996

Parks M. Coble

James J. Johnson

R. Grant Singleton

International Paper


1997

E. Cater Floyd

Kitty Lou Tilghman

Anne Tilghman Boyce

Collins A. Spivey 


1998

John W. Dawsey

George D. Grice

Charles E. Hodges 

1999

William H. Alford

Donald A. Moore

Pauline Kleber Springs 

2000

Philip L. Edwards

Thomas W. Edwards

Paul Malone

May Howard Wall

2001

Rebecca Randall Bryan

Covel C. Moore Sr.

Clyde W. Port 

more


2002

James P. Stevens Sr.

John C. Thompson

more


2003

William J. Baxley Jr. 

Hal B. Holmes Jr.

Mildred Holmes Allen Prince

more

2004

College of Charleston

Horry County Schools

University of South Carolina


2005

Liston D. Barfield

George L. Williams Sr.

E. Craig Wall Jr.

more


2006

Clark B. Parker

Carroll A. Campbell Jr.

Ronald R. Ingle

more


2007

The inauguration of
David A. DeCenzo
as the second president of
Coastal Carolina University
was held in lieu of the traditional
Founders Day Convocation.


2008

Robin W. Edwards

Ruth S. Kearns

Harold J. Riddle

more 

2009

Gene Anderson

Franklin C. Blanton

 

2010

Louis Henry "Hank" Mense

Burroughs & Chapin Co.

more

2011

Ronald G. Eaglin

Nancy A. Smith

Frank M. Watts 

more


2012

H. Franklin Burroughs

Guy Skipper Cameron

Charles L. Watson 


University Medallions

Charles Joyner

John Vrooman  

more

2013

James F. Hackler Jr.

Harold C. Stowe


University Medallions

Sally Z. Hare

Joyce B. Parker

John M. Vaught III 


Distinguished Alumni of the Year

 Alexander D. Klaus '05

Amy McAllister-Skinner '12 

more


2014

Joe E. Berry Jr.

Dick F. Elliott


University Medallions

Robert H. "Bob" Brooks

Paul E. Stanton


Distinguished Alumni of the Year

Patrick S. Sparks '95

Brooke T. Donaldson '11

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