Wednesday, April 6, 2016

bc_news_20160317_founders_day_convocation_endowed_gift_kapauner_lewisColumbia, SC -- April 6, 2016 -- During Benedict College’s recent Founder’s Day Convocation, Dr. Kapauner Lewis presented a $100,000 gift to Dr. David H. Swinton, President and CEO of Benedict College. The gift was given to establish an endowed scholarship in honor of Dr. Lewis father, Mr. Harold Lewis,’69, her mother, Mrs. Pleasant Jones Lewis, ’58, and her maternal grandfather, Mr. George Louis Jones, ’35, all graduates of Benedict College.

The George Louis Jones and Harold and Pleasant Jones Lewis Endowment funds will provide financial assistance to Benedict students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.

“We are extremely grateful to Dr. Kapauner Lewis for this generous gift that will enable Benedict College students to make their dreams of higher education a reality, which will in turn enhance our society.” said Dr. David H. Swinton, President and CEO of Benedict College. “We are thankful for the generosity of our donors and excited about the impact this gift will have on our students and programs.”

Dr. Kapauner Lewis is an anesthesiologist in Louisville, Kentucky. She has been in practice for more than 20 years and currently licensed to practice medicine in Kentucky, Arizona, and Ohio.

She was born in Columbia, South Carolina and attended both parochial and public schools in Richland County. She graduated from high school at the age of 15 years old as valedictorian of her class.

Dr. Kapauner Lewis is a graduate from the University of South Carolina and Duke University Medical School. She attended Spelman College and then transferred to the University of South Carolina graduating in 1978 cum laude with a BS in biology. She graduated from Duke University Medical School and completed her residency in anesthesiology at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. In addition, she completed a fellowship in pediatric anesthesiology and critical care.

Following her training, she took a position at Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando, Florida. In 1987, Dr. Lewis joined the faculty of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. She remained in this position until 2002 when she embarked on private practice in Louisville, KY. Dr. Lewis has served on the board of the Louisville Zoo for nine years and for three of those years, she was chairman of the conversation committee.

Dr. Lewis is married to Dr. Charles Prince, an internal medicine resident, and they have two children.

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Contacts:
Kymm Hunter, Assistant Vice President for Communications and Marketing; 803.705.4519 hunterk@benedict.edu
Carolyn Wigfall, Communications and Marketing Manager; 803.705.4366 wigfallc@benedict.edu

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