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Elizabeth R. Reid Memorial School of Education, Health, and Human Performance Scholarship Fund

The Elizabeth R. Reid Memorial School of Education, Health, and Human Performance Scholarship Fund has been established for School of Education, Health, and Human Performance students in honor of Beth’s passion for vibrant living and the field of education. Your contribution to this scholarship will help to establish an endowed fund. Endowing this scholarship will ensure into perpetuity College of Charleston students are assisted in fulfilling their dreams and will create a permanent legacy for Beth and her commitment to education.

Elizabeth R. Reid (Beth) was a scholar and accomplished athlete from Winnsboro, South Carolina who earned a degree in Physical Education from the College of Charleston, where she also played on the women’s basketball team. She received a Master’s Degree in Guidance Counseling from Winthrop University. Beth believed in and fought for education for all and made that the central theme of her life.

Beth served passionately as a teacher, coach, and guidance counselor at Great Falls High School. She returned to her native Winnsboro as a guidance counselor and later as Head of School at Richard Winn Academy. While coaching at Richard Winn, the girls’ varsity basketball team won a state championship. Beth continued to serve others as director of Elementary and Middle School Education at the South Carolina Virtual Charter School and chairwoman of the Fairfield County School Board. Under her leadership, the school board opened the Fairfield Career and Technology Center.

Her partner in life was her husband, Hubert M. Rentz (Herb). Herb and Beth met while teaching at Great Falls High School and shared a passion for education, competition, and helping others. Together, they operated a canopy tour, designed mountain biking trails, completed marathons, and spent as much time as possible on Sullivan’s Island.

Beth passed away in 2017. She was and will remain an inspiration to those who were lucky to surround her. Herb continues to live by Beth’s motto, “keep going.”

For more information, please contact Lauren Whiteside Mann '07, WHITESIDEEL@COFC.EDU or 843.953.1718.

 
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