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Ethel Dunn Carlisle (Mrs. John Albert Southern)


The Ethel Carlisle Southern '27 Scholarship was established in 1985 by her husband, J. Albert Southern '27, and their children, Tom and Janet Southern '62 Huskey and John L. Southern, in recognition of her service as a librarian at Greenville Woman's College.  Mrs. Southern received her B.A. degree from Greenville Woman's College and an M.S. in Library Science from Pratt School of Library Science in New York. She worked at a number of libraries including the New York Public Library, Samford University, Greenville Woman's College and Furman. She also served as an elementary school librarian for the Greenville County School District.

The scholarship is given annually to a senior or a Furman graduate who has been accepted into, or is enrolled in, an American Library Association accredited graduate program. Renewable once, but preference is given to new recipients. Applications are accepted in the spring semester.


Award Year 










Name & Graduation Year

Leslie Yarborough '12

Caitlin Russell '15

Sara DeSantis '17

Laura Paige Penkert '17





Jessica Bitter '13

Major at Furman


Communication Studies and Religion

Philosophy and Political Science

Health Sciences





Vocal Performance 











2016 Joshua Greer '12


Piano Performance 




Chase Ollis '11 English/Communication Studies
2015 Michelle (Mitchell) Polatty '05 English
2015       Matthew Johnson '06 Political Science
2015 Emily (Cook) Cutsinger '08 Art     
2014 MaryJo Donzella '14   English
2014 Elizabeth Gay Heck '11 English
2014    Allison Britt Diaz '99 Sociology ADiaz_2
2013 Dusty Roether '11 Latin

2012 Megan Slemons '08 Economics/English
2012 Dusty Roether '11 Latin  
2011 Melissa Troyer '11 English  
2011 Megan Slemons '08 Economics/English  
2011 Kelly Leonard '11 English  
2003 Lindsey Warren '04 Vocal Performance  
2002 Stephanie Stallings '02 Piano Performance  
1998 Laurie Battle '98 Mathematics/Organ Performance  
1995 Christine M. Vissage '95 History  
1994 Stephen Feyl '94 History  
1992 Michelle Compton Hannon '92 Sociology  
1991 Elizabeth McClain Davis '91 Education  
1990 Elizabeth McClain Davis '91 Education  
1989  Matthew Bostick '89 History  
1988    Lisa Mitchell Blouch '88 English  
1987 Christopher Ervin '90 Chemistry  
1986 Stuart Dayle Moorhead '86 Religion