Dr. Clarence E. Lloyd, Jr., a radiologist in Winston-Salem, N.C., and a 1965 graduate of Fayetteville State University (FSU), has made a $100,000 donation to the institution. The gift was made at FSU's 148th Founders Day Celebration on April 23, 2015. The gift is Dr. Lloyd's contribution to the $25 million Campaign for FSU: From a Proud Legacy to a 21st Century University.
"This gift is a tremendous gesture on Dr. Lloyd's part," said FSU Chancellor James A. Anderson. "He, along with members of the Class of 1965, have always been loyal to FSU. Their continuous support of the university and its students speaks volumes of the love and dedication they have for their alma mater. I am extremely grateful to him for all that he has done and will continue to do for the institution."
Dr. Lloyd currently serves as a radiologist at the Veteran's Affairs Medical Center in Winston-Salem. A native of Williamston, N.C., Dr. Lloyd earned a bachelor's degree from FSU in 1965. He taught high school for a year before going to North Carolina Central University in Durham, where he earned a master's degree in molecular biology in 1970. For two years, he taught at Livingstone College in Salisbury, and then went on to earn a medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1975. From 1975-78 he specialized in radiology at Bowman-Gray School of Medicine where he was the first minority to finish the program at the school.
"I was at FSU on work study and financial aid," Dr. Lloyd said. "I fed the animals in the science department. That was my job. Now, kids don't have time to work, so I wanted to contribute to FSU. Had it not been for FSU, I would probably be back in Williamston or had gone to Vietnam and gotten killed. FSU gave me a chance and I wanted to give back."
FSU is a constituent institution of The University of North Carolina and the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state. FSU offers nearly 60 degrees at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels. With more than 6,000 students, Fayetteville State University is among the most diverse institutions in the nation.
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