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May Howard Wall

May Howard Wall graduated from St. John's High School in 1927 and attended Converse College. She married E. Craig Wall Sr., in 1936 – the year before he founded Canal Industries, a Conway-based lumber and land management firm.

The Wall family had a founding and sustaining role in Coastal's development from a two-year community college to four-year university. Her husband was an original founder of Coastal and her son, E. Craig Wall Jr., was an active leader in many facets of the university, including election to the Board of Trustees. The E. Craig Wall Sr. School of Business Administration serves as a permanent legacy to the contributions of the Wall family to the university and to South Carolina.

She was active in the Tuberculosis Association, and the Horry County and South Carolina Mental Health associations.

Wall was named an honorary founder of Coastal Carolina University in 2000.