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GSC Foundation endows scholarship

Gordon State College Foundation members Bruce Akins and Phillip Bell recently presented Foundation Chair Bill Bazemore with the proceeds from this year’s Founder’s Day event. The money establishes and endows the Founder’s Day scholarship which will be awarded annually to a Gordon State College student. ’The Foundation plans to grow the corpus so that it is one of the largest among our endowed scholarships,’ said Rhonda Toon, Gordon State College Foundation executive director. ‘Plans are already under way for a Founder’s Day celebration to be held in March 2015, and proceeds from that event will contribute to this endowment.’ Founder’s Day was originally started after the death of Gordon’s founder and its first president, Charles Lambdin as a way to continue his memory. Records show the annual celebration was abandoned during the WWI years. It was revived this year with an event featuring music by The Return, a local Beatles tribute band. The Gordon College Foundation, established in 1972 when Gordon joined the University System of Georgia, supports and enhances the work of Gordon through securing financial resources for the further development and growth of the College.

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