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Hugh and Doris Brock Student Endowed Scholarship Fund Established

by Taylor Kilgore

The University of West Georgia is proud to announce the establishment of two endowed scholarships from the estate of Hugh L. and Doris H. Brock. The Hugh L. Brock, Jr. and the Doris Hollingsworth Brock Scholarship for Education and the Hugh L. Brock, Jr. and Doris Hollingsworth Brock Scholarship for Nursing Education will be awarded annually to UWG students in the College of Education and the Tanner Health System School of Nursing.

Hugh and Doris Brock Student Endowed Scholarship Fund EstablishedHugh and Doris Brock have been generous lifelong supporters of UWG and the surrounding community for generations. Hugh was a retired farmer who selflessly dedicated his time to the Tanner Hospital Board of Trustees, serving as the chair for one term. In that role, he represented the health needs of the community. Doris Hollingsworth Brock graduated from West Georgia College in 1940 with a degree in education and taught in the Carrollton City Schools for 35 years.

“Hugh and Doris did not marry until later in life, but they showed their love for children and the land throughout their lives,” Ray Brock, brother of Hugh Brock, said. “They truly loved educating people in this community.”

Their generosity and commitment to education was also demonstrated by property gifted to the UWG biology department.

“Thank you for the care and attention you all have put in to make sure these gifts come together in a way that truly do represent Hugh and Doris,” said UWG Vice President for University Advancement, Dave Fraboni, who attended the scholarship signing. “Our students will get to know Hugh and Doris through what you have done today, so thank you very much.”

“They did not have any children, but they loved children, and I believe Hugh and Doris brought such an influence to the lives of children throughout the community,” family friend and estate proprietor, David Tisinger explained. “For the educators, Hugh was a person who educated a lot of people, and he loved showing others the land, children and adults. I believe their legacy will continue through this gift to the University of West Georgia in the areas of nursing and education.”


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Posted: November 9, 2015

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