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Rosa Waring Thornton Cherry

Rosa Waring Thornton Cherry was business educator. Recipient Finalist Governors Distinguished Professor, South Carolina Governor' General’ s Office, 1999, Outstanding Instructor, Columbia Junior College, 1986.


  • Cherry, Rosa Waring Thornton was born on October 7, 1938 in Gastonia, North Carolina, United States. Daughter of Oscar Frank and Rosa Wilson Waring Thornton.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Business Education, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, South Carolina, 1960. Master of Business Administration, University South Carolina., Columbia, 1992.


    • Secretary Secretarial Service, Columbia, South Carolina, 1960. Teacher Severna Park High School, Maryland, 1960—1962, Airport High School, West Columbia, South Carolina, 1963—1964. Assistant Thompson & Davis Certified Public Accountants, Lancaster, 1976—1984.

      Instructor Columbia Junior College, 1984—1986, Williamsburg Technology College, Kingstree, 1986—2006, head, general business public service department, 1996—2006, interim dean instruction, 2004—2006. Retired, 2006.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    The use of force may be supported in extreme situations and when the need to do so is beyond reasonable doubt.


    No one is beyond the reach of God's love. Salvation is there for everyone who turns to God, and not just for a chosen few.

    Denomination: Methodist


    Language of offensive nature with regard to race, ethnicity or nationality does not indicate the value of each individual and contradicts the teaching of Jesus Christ.


    Tour chairman Williamsburg County History Society, Kingstree, South Carolina, 1990—1990. President Garden Makers Garden Club, 1989—1990. Secretary Kingstree United Methodist Kindergarten, 2009.

    Vocal & handbell choir member, lay leader Kingstree United Methodist Church, 1986. Member of Williamsburg County History Museum (treasurer).



    Swimming, reading, cooking, travel, bridge.


    • Married Jim Marion Junior Cherry, July 28, 1962. Children: Anne Waring Cherry Stone, Jim Marion III, Frank Thornton.
    • father: Oscar Frank
    • mother: Rosa Wilson Waring Thornton
    • spouse: Jim Marion Junior Cherry
    • children: Anne Waring Cherry Stone Cherry
    • Jim Marion III Cherry
    • Frank Thornton Cherry
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    • 1960
      Winthrop University
    • 1992
      University South Carolina.
    • 1960 - 1962
      teacher, Severna Park High School
      Maryland, United States
    • 1960
      Secretary, Secretarial Service
      Columbia, Missouri, United States
    • 1963 - 1964
      teacher, Severna Park High School
      West Columbia, South Carolina, United States
    • 1976 - 1984
      assistant, Thompson & Davis Certified Public Accountants
      Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1984 - 1986
      instructor, Columbia Junior College
    • 1986 - 2006
      instructor, Columbia Junior College
      Kingstree, South Carolina, United States
    • 1996 - 2006
      instructor, Columbia Junior College
    • 2004 - 2006
      instructor, Columbia Junior College
    • 2006
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