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David Belk Cannon Foundation

Belk family members and Belk stores in South Carolina and Georgia funded the construction of Belk Auditorium in 1960. They named the iconic building in honor of William Henry Belk, the founder of Belk department stores. PC’s music department calls Belk Auditorium home, and, each year, graduating seniors file into Belk the day before commencement

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The Kenneth Creel Family

A gift from a family of educators will ensure that PC continues to inspire students for years to come. The late Kenneth E. Creel graduated from USC in 1950. He spent four years as an instructor at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, and Parks Air Force Base in San Diego, California. He

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Steve M. ’84 and Gayla Marshall ’85 Smith

Steve and Gayla Smith are both proud alumni of Presbyterian College. Steve, a four-year basketball letterman and three-year captain, graduated in 1984 with a Bachelor of Arts in business administration. Gayla graduated in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science in psychology. She was a cheerleader for the football and basketball teams during her four years

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William J. Putman ‘55

William J. Putman lived a life filled with music and service after graduating from PC in 1955. He majored in Bible and minored in history before his military career began a year after graduation. Putman attended the basic infantry officers’ course at Fort Benning, Ga., where he was permanently assigned. He served as a platoon

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Allen D. ’36 and Sally Guerard

A posthumous gift that Allen Guerard and his wife, Sally, left PC will benefit students who arrive on campus years after Allen graduated. Allen grew up in Greenwood, SC, and graduated from PC in 1936. He was heavily involved on campus and stood out as a member of Blue Key, the national honor fraternity. Allen

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Robert F. ’35 and Irene W. Fleming

Robert F. Fleming, one of the early silicone research chemists, graduated from PC in 1935. The planned gift that he and his wife, Irene, have left the College will impact the lives of many students as they prepare for the future. From Laurens, S.C., Bob earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and received a commission

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Rev. Dr. Marc and Marion Hill Weersing

Rev. Dr. Marc and Marion Hill Weersing were awarded the titles “emeritus” and “emerita,” respectively, for their distinguished contribution of service to Presbyterian College. Dr. Weersing, who died in 1986, was awarded the title President-Emeritus for his service as president of PC from 1963 to 1979. During this time, PC increased assets 400% and added

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A Family Devoted

John & Ann W. White Andrew & Cathy White Williams ’76 A family devoted to service and to one another is making a gift to Presbyterian College that will benefit generations to come. Alumna Cathy White Williams ‘76 and her parents, John White and Ann W. White, have established an endowment that will help the

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Serving the Community Through Education

Bob ’58 & Jewell Hill Bob Hill’s exemplary career in education and public service is a prime example of the difference just one Presbyterian College graduate can make in the world. A 1958 alumnus of PC and a graduate of the University of Georgia, Hill went on to graduate from the U.S. Army Command and

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Leaving a Legacy of Aesthetics

Mary-Locke Simons ’69 A lifetime love of beauty will be remembered posthumously thanks to a gift from a lady who grew up fewer than 20 miles from Presbyterian College. The late Mary-Locke Simons was born in Augusta, Ga., the only child of Elizabeth Anderson Simons and Locke V. Simons. But she grew up in Waterloo,

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