Romey McCoy ’80 finds silver linings in gray skies. When his elderly parents and more mature brother just lately passed absent, he began to replicate on the enduring joy they gave him. “You start out to imagine following you’ve shed the most critical points in your everyday living,” says McCoy, 63.
Which is why he established the Romey L. McCoy Endowed Scholarship. Business enterprise administration majors are suitable, and the scholarship has a choice for college students minoring in accounting.
“This scholarship is the only legacy I will leave powering you could simply call it my child,” claims the longtime Raleigh resident who has also bundled Barton in his estate prepare. Now retired, he labored for 31 many years as a tax auditor and audit supervisor with the N.C. Department of Profits.”
His moms and dads instilled in him the importance of earning a faculty diploma. “My father’s philosophy was that he did not want his youngsters to have to do the job as tough as he experienced had to, and my mom taught elementary school and was a principal. She was all about training,” claims McCoy.
“My parents had been very happy that they paid out income for my complete college instruction,” he adds.
Figures fascinated him when he was rising up on his parents’ tobacco farm in Cove City, in close proximity to New Bern. His adore of math led him very first to Mount Olive Higher education where he accomplished a two-yr associate’s degree application and then to Barton.
McCoy and his roommate both majored in accounting. “Our heads were being usually in the textbooks,” he recalls. McCoy was a member of the Accounting Club, and, these days, he is a longtime member of the Bell Modern society, which honors alumni who donate to Barton in consecutive a long time.
He is grateful that business enterprise professors Ashton Wiggs and Tommy Stanton mentored him. McCoy credits Stanton (“a fantastic man,” in accordance to him) with assisting start his North Carolina Division of Profits career. Right after interviewing there as a senior, he asked Stanton’s information on upcoming steps.
“We require to get a letter out to the recruiter,” Stanton informed him. Then Stanton helped him draft his ‘thank-you’ observe. “He knew all the proper terms and sweet issues to say,” McCoy recalls.
The position present arrived the day immediately after graduation, and McCoy’s 31-12 months occupation had him auditing Fortune 500 providers and touring extensively to their headquarters all-around the U.S.
“I really feel extremely great about this scholarship,” he suggests. “Sometimes you question your self, but this felt incredibly excellent from the get-go. It is the suitable factor to do.”
Philanthropic gifts to Barton’s endowment can be made outright or as planned items. These contributions enjoy an increasingly significant job to be certain the College’s economical stability. They supply the two once-a-year and upcoming assist to a assortment of applications that consist of scholarships, school professorships, academic courses, college and personnel growth, athletics, the undertaking arts, funds enhancements, and basic functions.
To study much more about how you can make a variation with Barton College or university by supporting the endowment, contact Tom Maze, Assistant Vice President for Management Offering, at (252) 399-6533 or [email protected].