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Category: Bell Tower Awards Archive

Artist rendering of the Joseph Vaughn Plaza that will be installed on the front steps of the Duke Library

Work begins on Joseph Vaughn Plaza

Joseph Vaughn Plaza will incorporate the front steps leading up to the James B. Duke Library and be home to a statue honoring Furman's first Black undergraduate student.

Bell Tower Ball award recipients

Furman presents awards at Bell Tower Ball

The event, which took place on Feb. 22, celebrates the accomplishments of members of the Furman community and thanks them for their contributions to the university.


Bell Tower Ball Awards University Partnership Award ScanSource, Inc. ScanSource Chief Executive Office Mike Baur and Chair of the President’s Advisory Council Mark Kinghorn ’99 Founded in 1992 and headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, ScanSource, Inc. is a leading global provider of technology products and solutions. With more than 2,100 employees in 43 locations across […]

Paul Scarpa

Bell Tower Ball Awards Honorary Alumni Award Paul Scarpa Paul Scarpa and Dave Ellison '72 When it comes to winning, Charleston, South Carolina native Paul Scarpa has a gift. He became Furman University’s men’s tennis coach in 1967 and remained at the helm for 45 seasons, during which he became the winningest NCAA Division I […]

William and Carroll Flowers

Bell Tower Ball Awards Engaged Parent Award William and Carroll Flowers Francis Flowers Ennis '09 and Will Flowers '17 accepted the award on their parents' behalf. Though William and Carroll Flowers call Dothan, Alabama home, Furman University has been a second home for the past 12 years. Their three daughters – Frances ’09, Grace ’11, […]


Bell Tower Ball Awards Carl F. Kohrt Distinguished Alumni Award David Trone '77 A Maryland native, David Trone is a true American success story. Now the Owner and President of Total Wine & More, he launched the company in 1991 with his brother, Robert. Today the company operates 150 retail stores in 21 states and […]