UNION — The Union/Laurens Commission for Higher Education will hold the 21st Annual Founders’ Day program on Friday, October 7 at 11 a.m. at USC Union. This year’s honoree is Mr. E. Hope Garner.
Everett Hope Garner was born at the Wallace Thomson Hospital in Union, South Carolina on June 27, 1948, the only child of William Everett Garner and Sallie Crocker Garner. Hope was raised in the Santuck community and was a member of the last graduating class of Santuck Elementary School. He grew up attending Cane Creek Presbyterian Church where he still maintains a membership.
Hope graduated from Union High School in 1966 and attended USC Union from 1966 to 1968. He subsequently received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of South Carolina in 1970 and achieved his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1975.
Following law school, Hope was employed as an Appeals Referee with the South Carolina Employment Security Commission from 1975 until 1980. He has been a practicing attorney with the firm now known as Holler, Garner, Corbett, Gilchrist, Hayes & Mason continuously since 1983 located at 1777 Bull Street in Columbia, SC. He is the author of Unemployment Law and Procedure in South Carolina, a book that has become a part of Labor and Employment Law for South Carolina Lawyers, a publication of the South Carolina Bar Association.
Most importantly, Hope is Dad to Beth Farinella and Boppa to granddaughters Margaret and Catherine Farinella.
There is will be a reception in the lobby of Main Building immediately following the program. The public is invited to attend.
This story was submitted by USC Union.