Mildred Holmes Allen Prince - Coastal Carolina University
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Mildred Holmes Allen Prince

Mildred Holmes Allen Prince (1927-2009) served as assistant to the chancellor at USC Coastal Carolina College from 1960 to 1987, a position that involved a variety of administrative duties from coordinating the Veteran's Affairs program to fundraising and bookkeeping. Her interviews with the original founders of the University have provided important historical insight into the beginnings of the institution. She was involved in the first major fundraising campaign for the first campus building – the Edward M. Singleton Building, and provided administrative support for the Horry County Higher Education Commission and the Coastal Educational Foundation.

A native of Conway, Prince earned an associate’s degree from Winthrop College and a bachelor's degree from the University of South Carolina. The Conway Business Professional Women's Club named her Career Woman of the Year (1982) and she was awarded Life Membership in the S.C. Garden Club Association. Prince was active in civic affairs and served as a member or officer of on the boards of the Horry County Memorial Library, Horry County Museum, Veteran's Association of South Carolina, Daughters of the American Revolution – Peter Horry Chapter, Huguenot Society of South Carolina, among others.

Her daughter Deborah A. Vrooman was an associate professor of mathematics and an administrator at Coastal Carolina University for many years; the Board of Trustees awarded her the title emeritus professor when she retired in 2008.

She was named an honorary founder of Coastal Carolina University in 2003.