Appalachian College of Pharmacy

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"McGLOTHLIN HALL"

 

THIS BUILDING IS NAMED IN MEMORY AND GRATEFUL APPRECIATION OF WOODROW WILSON McGLOTHLIN (1914-2005) AND HIS WIFE, SALLY ANN (COOK) McGLOTHLIN (1914-2003), WHO WERE BOTH  BORN AND SPENT THEIR LIVES IN THE GARDEN COMMUNITY.  THEY BEGAN THEIR COURTSHIP IN APPROXIMATELY 1926 AND WERE MARRIED IN 1937.  BOTH WERE STRONG BELIEVERS IN THE VALUE OF  EDUCATION, ITS POWER TO ENRICH THE QUALITY OF INDIVIDUAL LIFE AND TO TRANSFORM CONDITIONS  IN THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE, AND THAT THROUGH KNOWLEDGE ALL THINGS BECOME POSSIBLE.  THESE  BELIEFS WERE INSTILLED IN THEM BY THEIR PARENTS. 

 

WOODROW McGLOTHLIN GRADUATED FROM EMORY AND HENRY COLLEGE AND SALLY McGLOTHLIN GRADUATED FROM RADFORD COLLEGE.  THEY BOTH BECAME TEACHERS.  SHE TAUGHT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN THE 1940'S IN THE GARDEN HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING WHICH IS NOW THE APPALACHIAN COLLEGE OF PHARMACY'S ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING.  HE LEFT TEACHING AND BECAME A COAL OPERATOR AND BUSINESSMAN.  SHE LEFT TEACHING TO TAKE CARE OF THEIR GROWING FAMILY AND TO PROVIDE HIM MORE TIME TO ADDRESS THE INCREASING DEMANDS OF HIS BUSINESS VENTURES.  IT WAS THEIR BELIEF IN THE VALUE OF EDUCATION AND THEIR LOVE FOR THE PEOPLE OF THIS MOUNTAIN REGION THAT LED HIM TO ESTABLISH THE McGLOTHLIN FOUNDATION, WHICH PROVIDED SUBSTANTIAL ASSISTANCE TO THE COLLEGE IN ITS EFFORT TO COMPLETE THIS BUILDING.

 

THE MCGLOTHLIN FOUNDATION

THOMAS D. McGLOTHLIN, PRESIDENT

JAMES W. McGLOTHLIN, TREASURER

MICHAEL G. McGLOTHLIN, SECRETARY