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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Senator David Weinstein endows scholarship at UNCP

In the North Carolina General Assembly, Senator David Weinstein does a lot for The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. On April 9, he personally established a scholarship at the University.

From left: History Department Chair Dr. Robert Brown, Chancellor Allen C. Meadors and Sen. David Weinstein

From left: History Department Chair Dr. Robert Brown, Chancellor Allen C. Meadors and Sen. David Weinstein

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The Max Weinstein Endowed Scholarship is named for Sen. Weinstein’s late father and will benefit students majoring in history. As an endowed scholarship, it will be awarded perpetually.

“I have a great interest in history and so did my father,” Sen. Weinstein said. “I have been making a scholarship gift each year, and it is my pleasure to endow the scholarship in my father’s name.”

At a presentation in the History Department, Sen. Weinstein said UNCP’s growth is pleasing to him.

 “When I was a University trustee, we were able to do some construction to Lumbee Hall and the Livermore Library,” Sen. Weinstein said. “I see great things happening at this University. Chancellor (Allen C.) Meadors has accomplished a great deal.

“As the representative from this district, it is my job to make sure UNCP gets a fair share of financial resources,” he continued. “We’ve been fortunate to make a lot of progress.”

Chancellor Meadors thanked Sen. Weinstein for the gift and for his support of the University.

“Since Sen. Weinstein has been in the legislature, we have been netted $100 million in capital projects, and we have a $29 million project in the works,” Chancellor Meadors said. “He is a great friend to the University and to our entire region.”

The scholarship gift is for $10,000. A committee of the History Department will select a recipient for the annual scholarship award.

The first scholarship from the endowment will be awarded next fall, but History Department Chair Dr. Robert Brown noted a $500 scholarship will be awarded next week thanks to an additional gift from Sen. Weinstein.

“On behalf of the department and the University, I would like to thank Sen. David Weinstein for his support,” Dr. Brown said. “Our students need this, and they appreciate it.”

Dr. Brown and the state senator share an interest in World War II history, and they discussed a separate contribution of resource materials, including a video series that Sen. Weinstein has collected.

“The study of history is so important to our society,” Sen. Weinstein said. “If we don’t study our history, we are condemned to repeat our mistakes.”

For more information about giving at UNCP, please contact the Office for Advancement at 910.521.6252 or email advancement@uncp.edu.

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