UNION COUNTY — The service of USC Union’s first dean is being honored with a scholarship established in his memory.
In a statement released Wednesday, USC Union announced that a $10,000 endowed scholarhip in memory of Dr. Gilbert S. Guinn has been established at the university by Everett Hope Garner. The announcement states that “Dr. Guinn was the Resident Director (Dean) and Professor of History at USC Union from 1966 to 1970. Afterward he served in various academic capacities at Lander University until his retirement.”
The press release further states that “during his tenure at USC Union, Dr. Guinn nurtured the young branch campus and served as a willing mentor to numerous members of the student body. He had an abiding interest in history— especially military history — and authored a number of books and other papers on the subject. He was viewed as a mentor by Garner who was a student at USC Union from 1966 to 1968. Garner advanced to graduate with a degree in history from the University of South Carolina — Columbia and a JD Degree from the University of South Carolina Law School. He is a lawyer in private practice in Columbia.”
Guinn was born in Camden, South Carolina on March 27, 1929 and died April 30, 2014. He is survived by his widow, Dr. Susan Guinn who lives in Greenwood
The press release states that “The Dr. Gilbert S. Guinn Scholarship will help a deserving student attend USC Union by providing scholarship funds each semester. The scholarship award will be based on student ability and financial need.”
For more information on USC Union scholarships, please contact the Financial Aid office at 864-424-8024.
This story was submitted by USC Union.