Fairley Lloyd ’20 not only followed in her brother’s footsteps in becoming a Seahawk, she also received the same scholarship from the Black Faculty and Staff Association as her sibling.

Lloyd was awarded the UNCW Black Faculty and Staff Association Merit Scholarship, renamed in honor of former BFSA staff co-chair Lynne Reeder, during the Senior Sankofa ceremony held May 10. The scholarship is comprised of personal funds from BFSA members and is given to students who have a record of community involvement and have demonstrated leadership in working with the African American community.

Lloyd is a creative writing major active in the Upperman African American Cultural Center as well as Centro Hispano. She is also an assistant news editor with the student newspaper, The Seahawk.

“I am immensely grateful that the Black Faculty and Staff Association offered me such an amazing award,” said Lloyd. “I am beyond grateful that the Upperman Center exists as a space for me to explore and embrace my identity as an African American woman and forge lifelong friendships. My time at UNCW would not have been the same without it.”

Manny Lloyd, the cultural enrichment programs coordinator at the Upperman African American Cultural Center, said it was surreal for him and his sister to be awarded the same scholarship. He received his scholarship in 2017.

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Originally published May 20, 2019.