Wife of NGU Trustee Dollie Younts Passes Away
Dollie Isgett Younts, longtime donor and wife of 67 years to North Greenville University Trustee Melvin K. Younts of Fountain Inn, died on Friday, July 20. She was 88.
To honor her memory, President Fant has asked that campus flags be lowered to half-staff until dusk on Wednesday, July 25, and a memorial wreath be installed at Younts Stadium on campus.
“Melvin and Dollie Younts are two of the greatest supporters and benefactors in the university’s history. Their contributions to student life, campus growth, and athletics, have known no bounds. Their dedication to the success of the university will benefit our students, faculty, staff, and our community for generations to come,” said Fant.
Among their many contributions, the Younts refurbished the school’s fitness center in 2007 in memory of Melvin’s parents, Forrest M. and Marie H. Younts. The Forrest and Marie Younts Wellness and Fitness Center houses office and classroom space, locker rooms, weight room, and fitness and wellness equipment for students, faculty, and staff.
Also, the Younts contributed the lead gift to name the Melvin and Dollie Younts Stadium, home of the Crusader football team. The 5,000 seat stadium held its first football game on August 27, 2005. Since that time the Crusaders have compiled a 45-23 record at home, including two NCCAA Victory Bowl wins over Malone College and Campbellsville, and an NCAA playoff triumph over Albany State University.
The Younts are members of NGU’s Christian Ministry Scholarship Fund which offers scholarship assistance to students called into Christian ministry, and Dollie was a founding member of Auxilio, formerly NGU’s Women’s Auxiliary Board, which is comprised of NGU women who support and promote the programs of the university.
In 1992, the Younts family funded the Younts Endowment Fund, which offers support for student-athletes and others preparing for ministry. For those who would like to contribute to the scholarship fund, give online, or contact the NGU Office of Development, at 864.977.7182, or email email@example.com.
Top Photo: Melvin and Dollie Younts being recognized during pre-game ceremonies on August 27, 2005 at the opening of the Melvin and Dollie Younts Stadium.
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