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Catawba College alumnus Harper Holland, class of 1978, wife, Michele, and son, Christopher, 10, of Lake Mary, Fla., have established a new scholarship at the college in honor of Holland’s parents. Preference for the Clyde and Daphne Holland Endowed Scholarship will be given to students from Sampson County, preferably Lakewood High School.
“I wanted to do something so that my parents can enjoy it and know that there’s something left behind for them that will have a positive effect in their community,” Holland explained. “With this scholarship established in their honor, there will always be a link to Catawba College from Sampson County, my hometown of Roseboro and my parents.
Holland told his parents his plans for the scholarship at his father’s 80th birthday party last summer. “They were very taken aback and very honored. This was something they didn’t expect,” he said.
Both natives of Sampson County, Clyde and Daphne Holland are described by their son as “very caring, loving, giving people.” Clyde Holland, a retired funeral director, grew up in Salemburg, while Daphne, a retired florist, grew up in Roseboro.
They had no connection to Catawba until they sent their only son to the school.
“They love Catawba and know how much I love it,” said Holland, who played football at Catawba.
Holland owns Holland Sales Inc., based in Lake Mary, Fla. His wife, a native of Cedarburg, Wis., graduated from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse and is vice president/director of sales for CBS Radio in Orlando.
Math group host
The Catawba College mathematics department will host the Mathematical Association of America state dinner from 5:30-8 p.m. April 10 in the Center for the Environment on campus.
Dr. Sol Garfunkel will speak about “Math is Everywhere, Math is More, and the Fafuffnik-Chaim Yankel Effect.”
Garfunkel revolutionized colleges’ and universities’ approaches to teaching mathematics to students with non-scientific majors with the creation of the television series “Algebra: In Simplest Terms.” He has been executive director of COMAP, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve mathematics education for students of all ages for three decades and hosts its television.
Cost to attend the dinner is $10 per student and $15 for faculty. For more details, visit www.catawba.edu/maa.
Leadership forum
Denzel Price, a student at North Rowan Middle school, has been accepted to attend the People to People World Leadership Forum March 17-23 in Washington, D.C.
Price will earn high school credit while studying leadership and exploring some of the United States’ most prominent monuments and institutions.
Son of Ruth Long and Darryl Price, both of Salisbury, he was nominated and accepted to the program based on outstanding scholastic merit, civic involvement and leadership potential.
UNC-Greensboro academic lists
The following area students have been named to academic lists at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Those named to the chancellor’s list have cumulative grade-point averages of 3.65 or higher and no grade below a B- on at least 12 semester hours of course work. They are:
Kannapolis: Ronald Andrews II.
Lexington: Amanda Bone, Alisha Bunn, Robin Geisel, Crystal Hedrick, Stephen Huntley, Norman Jones, Meredith Martinez, Steven Miller, Patrick Nordan, Tina Schofield, Hanna Smith, Megan Snyder, Tammy Transou and Kristi Weaver.
Mocksville: Jennifer Horton, Amanda Lowe and Staci White.
Mooresville: Kristin Bure.
China Grove: Samantha Abernathy.
Rockwell: Elizabeth Ellenburg and Caitlin Walter.
Salisbury: Danielle Dolan, Lauren Moore, Yana Romanova and Allison Ruff.
Albemarle: George Her and Meghan Johnson.
Those named to the dean’s list have grade-point averages of 3.5 or higher with no grade lower than a B- on at least six hours of course work. They are:
Kannapolis: Ashley Archie and Alicia Ross.
Lexington: Suzanne Asbury, Bethany Biesecker, Nicholas Brady, Sherry Brannon, Chambria Brawley, Janette Brock, Elizabeth Burkey, Allison Davis, Jennifer Flynn, Valerie Garner, Carrie Haigler, Stephanie Haley, Cynthia Harden, Ashley Harris, Jenny Hartley, Callie Hedrick, Sarah Hill, Timothy Holliday, Lori Hooker, Anna Lohr, Maren Londahl-Smidt, Kimber Lynn, Michelle Martin, Hailey Murrow, Rachel Simpson, Brian Watson, Leah Windley and Jessica Witherspoon.
Linwood: Leigh Everhart.
Mocksville: Rebecca Boger, Megan Jordan, Patricia Millner and Brooklee Want.
Mooresville: Cathryn Ayers, Chad Dickerson, Alison Duckett, Matthew Hanson, Kandi Hauser, Kiersten Holden, Jennifer Link, Elyse Mullis, Allison Ramirez, Amanda Smith and Samantha Sweet.
China Grove: Judith Beaver and Mary Edwards.
Cleveland: Megan Middleton and Teresa Middleton.
East Spencer: Jasmyne Robinson,
Granite Quarry: Amanda Miller.
Salisbury: Stephanie Butner, Timothy Cook, Kelly Foley, Anthony Grier, Mallory Honeycutt, Clara Marts, Jared Matthews, Ashley Miller, Laura Rector, Brittany Stamper, Alanna Stockford, Emily Wallace and Katie Ward.
Albemarle: Mary Barnett, Sheree Salaam, Virginia Smith and Keosha Tyson.
New London: Chelsea Pope.
Richfield: Kao Ly and Margaret-Anne Moose.

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