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Vickery Scholarship Invests in Future Generations

Vickery Scholarship Invests in Future Generations

Ann and Harry Vickery Scholarship - Given by son Edwin Vickery

Harry Edwin Vickery devoted much of his life to Mississippi College. He served the Board of Trustees in several capacities including being Chairman. Vickery met the love of his life, Ann Elizabeth Hall, attending junior high school in Houston, Mississippi. The couple married in May 1957 and enjoyed 63 years together.

He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from MC in 1957. Among many other awards he received from MC after his graduation are the Humanity Award in 1976 and the Alumnus of the Year Award in 1988.

Vickery began his business career in the automotive dealership business in Houston, MS. He eventually relocated to Greenville where he owned and operated the  Kossman-Vickery Rambler Lincoln dealership for many years and then Vickery Chevrolet for almost 30 years.

 The Vickerys have three children: Lisa Vickery Kelly, Edwin Vickery, and Carey Vickery Thomasian - all three of which attended MC. Continuing the MC tradition, Edwin’s daughter, Susan Hall Vickery Anderson and her husband, Stephen Anderson M. D., are both MC graduates.

In honor of his parents’ love for and service to Mississippi College, Edwin Vickery established the Ann and Harry Vickery Scholarship. He explained how much MC meant to his father and wanted to continue his legacy. The scholarship will provide financial support for MC students for years to come.

MC President Blake Thompson and members of the MC Foundation visited with Ann Vickery and her daughter Lisa Vickery Kelly at the newly renovated Latimer House on MC’s campus. The Vickery’s met several MC students who are beneficiaries of scholarships like the Ann and Harry Vickery Scholarship.  

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The scholarship to Mississippi College in honor of Harry and me is perhaps the greatest gift we have ever received, Harry was devoted to Mississippi College and did his best to preserve the honor and integrity on which the school was founded. When my son Edwin called to tell me that he had given this gift in our honor, I wept. It is very special when you experience your children walking in the footsteps of such a wonderful father, husband and businessman. I feel so grateful.
— Ann Vickery

The Vickery family’s impact on MC through the decades has been significant. The newly created scholarship will ensure the family’s legacy will endure for many more.

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