Florence native gives funds to USC's innovation center honoring late astronaut Ronald McNair
Marva Smalls explains to the media why it was important to invest scholarship funds into advancing STEM education and giving Pee Dee students opportunities, while the late Ronald McNair's widow Cheryl McNair listens. On Monday, Sept. 30, Smalls announced a $1 million endowment in the McNair Center for Aerospace Innovation and Research at the University of South Carolina, on the school's Columbia campus.
Posted: Monday, September 30, 2013 9:02 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Pee Dee students who are underrepresented in the science and technology fields will have new opportunities to learn about aerospace engineering thanks to a scholarship gift announced Monday by the University of South Carolina and a successful Florence native.
At the school's Columbia campus, Marva Smalls announced a $1 million scholarship investment in the McNair Center for Aerospace Innovation and Research to exclusively benefit students from the nine counties of the Pee Dee.
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Monday, September 30, 2013 9:02 am.