Current Status Bill Number:
4161Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19950426Primary Sponsor: McMahandAll Sponsors: McMahandDrafted Document Number: bbm\10188jm.95Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19950427Subject: Claudette Hazel Chapman Cureton
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19950427 Received from Senate Senate 19950427 Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence House 19950426 Introduced, adopted, sent to SenateView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
COMMENDING CLAUDETTE HAZEL CHAPMAN CURETON OF GREENVILLE COUNTY FOR HER DEDICATED AND OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO GREENVILLE TECHNICAL COLLEGE AND THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM AND WISHING HER SUCCESS AND HAPPINESS IN HER RETIREMENT.
Whereas, Claudette Hazel Chapman Cureton was born in Greenville County and was educated at the Chapman Grove High School, where she was valedictorian; she graduated from Spelman College with a BA degree in biology and psychology and holds a master's degree in science from Fisk University; she also attended South Carolina State University, A&T State University of North Carolina, and North Carolina Central University; and she undertook post graduate studies at Clemson University and the University of South Carolina in Columbia; and
Whereas, on June 1, 1994, Mrs. Cureton retired as a biology instructor at Greenville Technical College, where she taught from 1973-1994; and
Whereas, she also taught at North Warren High School in Wise, North Carolina, and at Sterling, Beck, and Wade Hampton High Schools in Greenville, South Carolina; and
Whereas, in 1967, Mrs. Cureton became the first high school teacher to integrate the public schools in Greenville County; and
Whereas, she has received many prestigious awards over the years for excellence in teaching and for her volunteer service to many community organizations and activities; and
Whereas, from 1993 through 1995 she was listed in "Who's Who in the South and Southeast" and in "Who's Who in Science and Engineering"; and
Whereas, Mrs. Cureton was appointed to serve on the Greenville County School District's Study Committee pertaining to decentralization from District 25; and
Whereas, she organized an annual workshop involving the YWAs and the Women's Auxiliary of the Reedy River Baptist Association to study and work with "Issues That Affect Us". In 1993, the workshop was named "The Annual Claudette C. Cureton Joint Workshop"; and
Whereas, she is also an active and dedicated churchwoman and Third Vice President of the Women's Baptist E. & M. Convention of South Carolina; and
Whereas, over the years, Mrs. Cureton has been highly respected by her peers and colleagues, an outstanding wife and mother, a woman busy attempting to make life better for others, and a genuine role model who is emulated by other women in the religious, spiritual, economic, and educational spheres; and
Whereas, Mrs. Cureton is a delightful and charming lady who is admired and loved by all who know her, and the members of the General Assembly are greatly pleased to have this opportunity to honor such a distinguished individual. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, by this resolution, commends Claudette Hazel Chapman Cureton of Greenville County for her dedicated and outstanding service to Greenville Technical College and the public school system and wishes her success and happiness in her retirement.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Mrs. Cureton.