WINTERVILLE, North Carolina (November 5, 2020) — Pitt Community College president and Greenville – Eastern North Carolina Alliance board member Dr. Lawrence Rouse will be inducted into his alma mater’s Hall of Fame this month.
Rouse, a Voorhees College graduate and experienced community college administrator, is being recognized for outstanding contributions and service to the community.
“I am humbled to be selected as a member of the 2020 Voorhees College Hall of Fame class and to serve as the homecoming parade’s grand marshal,” said Rouse.
Founded in Denmark, South Carolina in 1897, Voorhees College is a private coeducational institution affiliated with the Episcopal Church and the United Negro College Fund.
“I have many fond memories as an undergraduate at Voorhees College, and looking back upon that time in my life, I realize the positive impact my alma mater had on me,” said Rouse. “I am fortunate to have attended an institution that cared about students and helped them develop to their fullest potential.
Rouse joins Willie Abney, Zelma Coleman, Anson Garlington, and Sandra Thompson-Smith as members of the 2020 Hall of Fame class. The group will be honored during Voorhees College’s 18th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Friday, November 13.
After receiving a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Voorhees in 1978, Rouse earned a master’s degree in education from the University of South Carolina in 1992. He completed a doctoral degree in adult and community college education in 1998 at N.C. State University, where he was one of four South Carolinians selected to receive a prestigious Kellogg ACCLAIM Fellowship. His academic achievements also include a National Leadership and Institutional Effectiveness Fellowship as a graduate student.
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