Chapin student receives outstanding senior honor
Annie Boiter-Jolley of Chapin has received the Arney Robinson Childs Award, granted annually to the outstanding graduating senior by the University of South Carolina Women’s and Gender Studies Program.
Boiter-Jolley graduated from the university summa cum laude May 9 with a degree in political science and women’s and gender studies and a minor in Southern studies. She was a Carolina scholar, Lieber scholar and Palmetto fellows and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa in 2008.
The daughter of Dr. Robert Jolley Jr. and Cynthia Boiter, she is a graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts.
This spring, she was an intern with the South Carolina Democratic Party and served as president of the university’s chapter of College Democrats. Boiter-Jolley has received a Rhude M. Patterson Trustee Recruiting Fellowship to attend graduate school at the university in the fall where she will pursue a doctoral degree in political science. It is one of two $5,000 fellowships given to women in the humanities and social sciences.
The Arney Robinson Childs Award honors Dean Arney Robinson Childs, who joined the university’s faculty in 1935 as dean of women and continued in that position until 1958. Her advocacy extended to the education of children in the juvenile-justice system, the mentally ill and the education and advancement of the state’s youth. For more information on the award and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, visit the Web site: www.cas.sc.edu/wost/academics/awards.html