USC Aiken Honors Beloved Educator
Aiken, SC (11/08/2019) — Family, friends and colleagues of Dr. Kim Woeber gathered at the University of South Carolina Aiken Wellness Center to recognize a longstanding champion of student success and healthy habits.
"It is our honor today to pay tribute to an amazing educator who devoted her entire life's work to making a difference in the lives of others," said Dr. Sandra Jordan, chancellor during a ceremony unveiling a plaque in Woeber's honor.
"Kim was quite a visionary, committed to holistic well-being, healthy habits, and active lifestyles. She invested her energy and expertise to building exceptional programs and facilities at USC Aiken, which we all enjoy here today."
Woeber, who passed away in March, spent her professional career on the USC Aiken campus. She created the university's exercise and sports science program - and so much more.
"The fruits of her labor continue to flourish, grow and impact hundreds of lives each year," Jordan said.
"Her enduring legacy touches faculty, staff, students, area patients and our guests every day, whether it's in our exercise and sports science classes, the wellness center, or as part of our community's cardiac rehab program, all of which Kim established."
Her influence has touched the lives of countless students, not only in numerous classrooms and other engagements but through a scholarship which was named for Woeber in 2010. The Kimberly Wood Woeber Endowed Scholarship Fund helps defray tuition costs for students. This year, Gillian M. Quinn earned the scholarship.