Fuqua School Inducts Legacy Circle Members

Published 2:18 pm Thursday, June 18, 2015

FARMVILLE –  During commencement, Fuqua School inducted three new members into its Legacy Circle.

The Legacy Circle was created in 2010 to honor all donors who have made a significant investment in the quality of education provided at Fuqua School with their cumulative gifts of $100,000 or more.  Past recipients are Dickie Cralle, Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Showalter, Pam Butler and Harry Davis.

Prior to announcing this year’s recipients, Director of Communications Linda Davis said, “I have been lucky to work for several years with the 2015 recipients.  In all of their efforts, their love and dedication to Fuqua School are obvious.”

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First to be inducted were Mr. and Mrs. Hunter Watson.  Hunter shared his strong beliefs regarding the importance of giving to Fuqua School and how each donation makes a positive impact on the students.

Hunter serves on the development committee of Fuqua School’s Board of Directors where his understanding of fundraising has been an invaluable asset.   

Ruth S. Murphy, president of Fuqua School, stated, “Hunter and Llewellyn have been faithful supporters of the school for many years and their generosity has made a real difference.

They have worked on a number of school projects and freely shared their knowledge, expertise, and deep commitment to the school.  We are fortunate to have them as members of the Fuqua School community.”

Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Sprouse were the next to be inducted.  Both are alumni who give generously of their time and financial support.  W.C. has served on the school’s board of directors for more than 20 years and will be retiring from the board as of July 31.

“W.C.’s leadership, knowledge and perspective, especially as chair of our finance committee, have been instrumental to Fuqua School’s success over the years. He has been a faithful advisor to me throughout my presidency, always seeing the big picture, always doing what is in the best interest of our students. Words cannot express the respect I have for him and how much I appreciate all he has done.  I know the entire board joins me in thanking him for his dedicated and steadfast service.  He will be deeply missed,” Ruth Murphy said.

W.C. remained on stage to induct a final member into the Legacy Circle – Ruth Murphy.

He said, “The board greatly appreciates all that you have given to our school.  We are grateful that you came to Farmville in 1994 and stayed for 21 years.”

The board had one more surprise for Ruth, an honorary diploma from Fuqua School as a member of the Class of 2015. In closing, W.C. stated, “Ruth, you helped mold a school community that really cares about children and their success, from academics to character development to developing their boundless individual potential, a school community that is truly a family.”

Fuqua School Legacy members W.C. and Betty Sprouse with Ruth Murphy (center).

Fuqua School Legacy members W.C. and Betty Sprouse with Ruth Murphy (center).