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Rita Allison, Hayne Hipp to be awarded Wilkins Award for Excellence

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Published on Monday, October 31, 2016

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Rita Allison (R-District 36) has been announced winner of the David H. Wilkins Awards for Excellence by the Furman University Riley Institute.
 

Rita Allison (R-District 36) has been announced winner of the David H. Wilkins Awards for Excellence by the Furman University Riley Institute.

 



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Hayne Hipp has been announced winner of the David H. Wilkins Awards for Excellence by the Furman University Riley Institute.
 

Hayne Hipp has been announced winner of the David H. Wilkins Awards for Excellence by the Furman University Riley Institute.

 

Furman University’s Riley Institute has announced the winners of its David H. Wilkins Awards for Excellence.

Rita Allison (R-District 36) will be awarded the David H. Wilkins Award for Excellence in Legislative Leadership and Hayne Hipp, former CEO of The Liberty Corporation and founder of the Liberty Fellows, will receive the David H. Wilkins Award for Excellence in Civic Leadership.

The awards dinner will take place at Columbia’s Metropolitan Convention Center Tuesday, Jan. 10, the first night of the 2017 legislative session.

A strong, long-time advocate for education improvement in South Carolina, Allison has worked tirelessly for the children of South Carolina and has set aside partisanship to bring people together to tackle important education issues.  Nominated for the award by fellow legislators, she is described as open-minded, smart, and easy to work with. 

Hayne Hipp’s civic and community leadership is far-reaching, but no greater impact has been made in the community than through his vision and creation of the Liberty Fellowship, an incubator for exemplary leadership in South Carolina.

The annual ceremony honors David Wilkins, who served as speaker of the South Carolina House of Representatives and as U.S. Ambassador to Canada.  Wilkins will co-host the event with former U.S. Secretary of Education and former two-term Governor of South Carolina Dick Riley and Furman President Elizabeth Davis.

A reception for all registered attendees will begin at 6 p.m., Jan. 10, and the dinner and awards presentation begins at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $125 each and can be purchased by calling 864-235-8330 or visiting the Riley Institute website.

 

 

 

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