In Memoriam: Gladys Hope Franklin White, 1916-2018

Gladys Hope Franklin White, a former educator at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro and founder of Project CARE – Coaching Accelerates Rich Excellence, passed away on November 7, 2018. She was 102 years old.

After a long career in education, Dr. White retired from North Carolina A&T State University and founded Project CARE, an SAT/ACT Prep project in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. The project helped students from all over the area win scholarships and awards to the colleges of their choice.

Dr. White received many awards and honors over the course of her life. At her alma mater, Hampton University, the Gladys Hope Franklin White Hall was dedicated in her honor. She was an active member of the National Hampton Alumni Association. In 2015, she was honored by Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey with  the Presidential Citizenship Award. Additionally, she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame in 2014.

Dr. White held a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Hampton University, a master’s degree in curriculum, teaching, and reading from Columbia University in New York City, and a doctorate in reading education from the University of Sarasota in Florida.


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  1. Dr. Harriet Frink Davis says:

    Dr. Gladys Hope Franklin White was a trailblazer.

    RIP Dr. White.

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