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500k Endowment Gift in Honor of Olive J. Smith

The gift was given by Dr. Farren and Lynn Smith in honor of Olive J. Smith, Farren’s mother. The endowment will support Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars majoring in the sciences.
Learn more about the life of Olive J. Smith (written by Dr. Farren Smith):

I had the great good fortune to have my mother, Olive J. Smith, as my teacher for 3 and 1/2 grades (but the good fortune was not always obvious to me at the time). This was at the Oak-Griner Farm School, a two-room school house in rural… Read More »