The two main speakers at Lander University's Eleanor Teal Shiflet Scholarship Banquet on Nov. 8 gather with Ralph Patterson, vice president of University Advancement. From left: Dr. Jerry Wilson, professor emeritus of physics at Lander who has established two scholarships at Lander; Andi Mills and her service dog, Mr. Tibbs, of Honea Path, recipient of two scholarships; and Patterson.
Nearly 400 people attended Lander University's annual Eleanor Shiflet Teal Scholarship Banquet on Thursday, Nov. 8, in the Finis Horne Arena in the university's Athletics Center.
The event gave students a chance to meet the donors who made their Lander scholarships possible.
There were two main speakers. One was Andi Mills, of Honea Path, a nontraditional student in her early 60s, a recipient of two scholarships. She is majoring in English with a professional writing emphasis, and minoring in Spanish.
Joining Mills at the speaker's podium was Jerry Wilson, professor emeritus of physics at Lander, who is a scholarship donor. In 1995, he established The Jerry D. Wilson Scholarship for Excellence in Science, and while it is not a requirement, recipients are encouraged to consider establishing Lander scholarships when they are able.
Ralph Patterson, vice president for University Advancement, emphasized the importance of scholarships in helping students complete their college education. "The support of our past, current and future donors has helped and will continue to make a college education affordable for thousands of Lander students."
For information about creating a scholarship or donating to one, call Lander's University Advancement office at 864-388-8350.