Winthrop University honored a Cheraw resident Saturday, April 24 during the Alumni Reunion Celebration 2004 festivities.
Winthrop President Anthony DiGiorgio recognized Frances Salley Schumpert with the Mary Mildred Sullivan Award for her outstanding achievements and community service.
"As a seventh-grade teacher in Cheraw, you have become one of your hometown's most cherished citizens," DiGorgio said. "You have had a profound and lasting influence on thousands of students in the Cheraw public schools. With your steady guidance, your students have grown up to become noble contributors to our society."
A retired public school teacher, Schumpert is a 1932 graduate of Winthrop. She had a tremendous impact on her students, many of who grew up to become government leaders, college presidents, doctors and teachers. Active with local educational groups, the Chesterfield County Historical Society and the Civic League Garden Club, Schumpert belongs to First United Methodist Church. She was married to the late Edward Schumpert.
For the hundreds of graduates who returned to the Rock Hill campus, it was "Remembering the Good Times." One of the highlights of the two-day celebration was the Alumni Association Awards presentation held in the president's House Garden.