Family dedicates scholarship in daughter's memory

Release Date: March 27, 2009    

PLAINVIEW – The Foreman family gathered Thursday at Wayland Baptist University to remember the life of their daughter and sister with the dedication of an endowed scholarship in her name.

              The family dedicated the Carolyn Foreman Albano Endowed Music Scholarship during the luncheon of the Board of Trustees’ meeting, on which Dr. L.S. Foreman serves. His wife, Barbara, joined him, along with the couple’s three other daughters and sons-in-law.

              Albano graduated valedictorian from Tulia High School in 1974. A talented pianist, she was awarded a Van Cliburn Piano Scholarship at Baylor University. She graduated magna cum laude in 1978 with her BA, then earned an MBA in 1985 from Memphis State University.

              Shortly thereafter, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. After a three-year battle with the disease, she died Dec. 1, 1991, at age 35.

              “She was about everything that distinguishes any promising student: faith, courage, beauty, intelligence, fun, grace and giftedness,” her family wrote on the plaque inscription. “Furthering those positive attributes through this endowed scholarship is more than an appropriate way to remember her unique legacy.”

              The scholarship is specifically designated for music students with academic merit and financial need. For more information on endowed scholarships, contact WBU advancement at 291-3425.