ON 30 OCTOBER 2012, DR. RODGER STROUP SPOKE ON FAMOUS HOUSES IN COLUMBIA, MANY OF WHICH ARE NOT WELL KNOWN.
On October 30, 2012, Dr. Rodger Stroup spoke to the St. Andrews Rotary Club in Columbia about famous landmarks in Columbia area. A native of St. Louis, MO, Dr. Stroup grew up in Charlotte, NC. He graduated with a B.A. degree in history from Wofford College in 1968 and served in the Army Signal Corps from 1968-1970. He then proceeded to earn an M.A. and Ph.D. in southern and South Carolina History. Dr. Stroup served as Director/Curator of the Historic Columbia Foundation, 1974-1979. Stroup subsequently worked for the South Carolina State Museum from 1979-1997, including service as Deputy Director responsible for all collections-related activities from 1987 – 1997. Dr. Stroup became director of South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 1997-2009. Retiring in 2009, he is currently Curator of the South Carolina Railroad Museum.
Also on October 30, 2012, Dalton Sheppard was recognized by Rotary District 7770 for his “Major Donor” support of Rotary International’s myriad humanitarian projects worldwide to include eradication of polio from the face of the earth. We’re almost there – only three countries left—Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan. Dalton is a Past President of the St. Andrews Rotary Club, a multiple Paul Harris Fellow, and a 10-Star Rotarian, among his many accolades. The award was presented by Rod Funderburk, Assistant District Governor, District 7770, and Ione Cockrell, District Rotary Foundation Chair.