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2007

Lunn Scholarship established at FMU
    A scholarship has been established by Francis Marion University in memory of Rebecca S. Lunn, former coordinator of provisional programs.

    The Rebecca S. Lunn African-American Faculty and Staff Coalition Scholarship was created to pay tribute to Lunn’s 30 years of service to FMU and her dedication to the coalition.

    During her tenure, Lunn advised many students through their transitional year into the university. She also served as parliamentarian of the FMU African-American Faculty and Staff Coalition.

    “Rebecca had a great love for this institution and its students,” said FMU President Fred Carter. “It's most fitting that we honor her in perpetuity through the naming of this scholarship.”

    The scholarship is designated for minority students with financial need, to assist them in achieving their educational and career goals. The mission of the scholarship mirrored the sentiments of Lunn, according to Linda D. Becote, chair of the FMU African-American Faculty and Staff Coalition.

    “Rebecca Lunn was a strong leader and a dedicated educator. If she believed in a cause, she fought for it to the end,” said Becote. “This is another opportunity to help deserving minority students achieve their goals.”

    The scholarship will be funded annually in the amount of $1,000, with one $500 scholarship being awarded each semester. Recipients must be full-time FMU students who have a 2.5 grade-point average or higher. Preference will be given to minority students who are U.S. citizens and who are in the greatest financial need.

    “I think it is fitting and proper that my sister Rebecca should be paid this kind of tribute for her decades of service and her leadership at Francis Marion University and for the founding role she played with the African American Coalition,” said Rennie Lunn-McAllister. “My family and I wish to thank Dr. Carter for his vision and the entire university family for their realization of that vision. “

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Last Published: January 9, 2007 2:15 PM
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