James and Christine
Hunt Memorial Scholarship endowed
Chancellor Allen C. Meadors, Eric Hunt, Jim Hunt and Dr. Warren
Baker, Dean of the School of Education.
The family of the
late James Leon and Christine Roberts Hunt have created an endowed scholarship
at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke to honor their parents.
The family has established
an endowed or perpetual scholarship that will be awarded to a junior
or senior education major with demonstrated financial need. The endowment
was initiated with a gift of $13,000.
The late James and
Christine Hunt, whose family home is in the Pine Lake community near
Pembroke, worked 60 years for the public schools in Robeson County,
and they raised six sons.
Mr. Hunt, who grew
up near Fairmont, was a combat veteran of World War II and received
a Purple Heart. Following military service, he graduated from UNCP in
1950 with an education degree. Mr. Hunt taught at Fairgrove School.
Mrs. Hunt grew up
in the Pembroke area. She completed her degree at UNCP in 1957 after
establishing a family. Mrs. Hunt taught at Union Elementary School for
were the first members of their family to graduate from college. Their
parents were tenant farmers," said Jim Hunt. "This University
has had a great impact on my parents lives and my family."
Hunt has an undergraduate
business degree and a Master's of Business Administration (MBA) degree
from UNCP. He has taught in the School of Business on an adjunct basis.
In all, the Hunt's
six sons have earned eight college degrees, four from UNCP.
was in the 1957 Indianhead as 'future PSCers,'" Hunt said. "We
were a big family, a happy family and blessed with good times."
In a recent meeting,
Chancellor Allen C. Meadors thanked family representatives for their
"The Hunt family
exemplifies the commitment to legacy of our alumni," said Chancellor
Meadors. "The memory of James Leon and Christine Roberts Hunt is
honored through the establishment of an endowed scholarship at UNC Pembroke."
The six Hunt brothers
are: David, Gerald, Christopher, Jim, Eric and Terry. Their father passed
away in 2001 and their mother in 2003. The family will continue raising
funds for the memorial scholarship.
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