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    Dr. Kim Leathers Legacy Endowment Fund 

    In August 2016, our campus community suffered a tremendous loss when Dr. Kim Leathers, director of the Honor’s College and a beloved member of our faculty, passed away suddenly. To honor her life and legacy, the Dr. Kim Leathers Legacy Endowment Fund has been established. With a $25,000 gift from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund and a $10,000 commitment from Dr. Leathers’ treasured husband Terrence and daughter Kimille, the University seeks to raise an additional $15,000 to fully fund the scholarship at $50,000. Monies from the endowed fund will be used to support events and activities that are part of the University’s annual Honors College Week and to provide financial stipends for the enrichment of Honors College members who are pursuing STEM degrees. The University’s annual Honors College Week will also be named in Dr. Kim Leathers’ honor.

    Dr. Kim Leathers’ untimely death was devastating to her immediate and extended family, friends, church members, colleagues, and the students whose lives she indelibly touched. She began her career at Shaw University in 2004 and helped countless Shaw Bears whether they were students, alumni, or faculty and staff. Dr. Leathers also served as coach of the University’s Honda Campus All-Star Challenge Team, often going above and beyond to help her students. She dedicated much of her time and energy to ensuring that students succeeded.

    Her life and achievements are more than deserving of an honor that will transform the lives of young people for generations to come.

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