Claflin University Hosts 12th Annual First Lady's Hats and Gloves Scholarship Tea

Mar 05, 2018

The 12th Annual First Lady's Hats and Gloves Scholarship Tea will be held on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, in the Tullis Arena of the Jonas T. Kennedy Health and Physical Education Building. This year's theme, "Nevertheless She Persisted," aligns with the national Women's History Month theme: "Nevertheless, She Persisted: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women."

The 2018 Visionary Leadership Award Honoree, Mrs. Frances Davenport Finney, '56, will be honored during the event for her outstanding service, contributions and persistence in every endeavor. She is the wife of the late  South Carolina Chief Justice Ernest A. Finney, Jr., '52. The event will also include special presentations and musical selections by "South Carolina's Official First Lady of Song," Loretta Holloway, '74.

To purchase tickets, contact Ms. Tammy McCottry, director of special events, ( or to make a financial contribution visit

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