HGTC pavilion dedicated to technical college pioneer

June 15, 2012 

— Horry-Georgetown Technical College senior vice president Marilyn Fore said she wanted to give back to the college and decided it would also be a perfect opportunity to honor her husband, Fred Fore, one of the pioneers of the S.C. technical college system and for 29 years the president of Florence-Darlington Technical College. After conversations with leaders and faculty at HGTC, Marilyn Fore decided to fund a wildlife pavilion at the school’s Georgetown campus that can be used as an outdoor classroom for students in the forestry program. On Friday, she surprised her husband at the formal dedication of the Fred Fore Wildlife Pavilion, which is fitting, she said, because he is an avid outdoorsman. Marilyn Fore said she worked with Georgetown’s Yawkey Foundation to develop the wildlife specialty in the forestry program, so the new structure is a fit with that as well. Among other things, the pavilion is equipped with a giant computer monitor that can be used during class sessions. Fred Fore said the enrollment at Florence-Darlington Technical College grew from 600 to between 7,000 and 8,000 students during his tenure. The library on that campus is named for him.

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