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Santee Electric contributes to endowed scholarship at FMU

     FLORENCE, S.C. – Santee Electric Cooperative of Kingstree has made its third $15,000 contribution to the Santee Electric Cooperative Teacher Training Scholarship at Francis Marion University.

     The company established the scholarship in 2001 with a commitment to endow it in the amount of $75,000, or $15,000 per year for five years.

     The purpose of the scholarship is to provide licensed teachers for Williamsburg County, which has a shortage of teachers. The scholarship is awarded to students and teacher assistants in the Williamsburg County School District who are seeking a degree in professional education.

     “We look forward to making a brighter future for those students who will benefit from this scholarship as well as positively influencing the Williamsburg County School District,” said Floyd Keels, president and CEO of Santee Electric.

     Keels is a member of the FMU Foundation Board of Directors and also serves on the FMU Capital Campaign Steering Committee.

     “Floyd Keels and Santee Electric have been among FMU’s strongest supporters for years,” said FMU president Fred Carter. “Their efforts have improved educational opportunities for countless Francis Marion students, particularly those from Williamsburg County.”

#72 / 11-21-03

Last Published: February 19, 2004 5:57 AM
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