Williamsburg County Friends and Family Donate Funds to Endowed Scholarship
Oct 03, 2019
Front row: Patricia June Bettard, Dr. Dwaun J. Warmack, Lola Mae Tisdale June, Christine Chandler Shaw and Rev. Whittaker V. Middleton. Middle row: Marcus Burgess, Sheila June James, Veronica Tisdale Cooper, Genevieve Fulton Burgess, Gloria Fulton Cooper and Dr. Verlie G. Tisdale. Back row: Maxine Owens Bradley, Freddie Kirkland and Zelda M. Lee. Not pictured: Barbara McClary Scott, Carrie Bradley, Andrea June and Johnny June.
The Williamsburg County Friends and Family of Henry N. and Alice Carson Tisdale presented a check for $10,000 to the university on Tuesday, October 1. The funds will go to the Henry and Alice Carson Tisdale Endowed Scholarship to help deserving students. Dr. Tisdale's sister, cousins and other family members came to present the check to President Warmack and other members of the Claflin staff.
In 2013, Dr. Henry N. Tisdale and Mrs. Alice Carson Tisdale made a $250,000 gift to the University and established the Henry N. and Alice Carson Tisdale Endowed Professorship in STEM as well as the Henry N. Tisdale Endowed Scholarship and the Alice Carson Tisdale Endowed Scholarship. These endowments help to support the growing reputation Claflin has earned for producing graduates from STEM disciplines. Claflin University is one of the region's leading liberal arts universities and its emphasis on STEM aligns with career opportunities in today's workplace.
"Claflin University is in my brother's heart and soul," said Lola Tisdale June, sister of Dr. Tisdale. "We wanted to do something for him and Claflin University as a representation from his hometown."