Florida College Remembers Dr. Walt Hunter

November 30, 2010

This Sunday, November 28, saw the passing of our friend and brother, Walt Hunter, from this life and into God’s eternal keeping.  We extend our love and sympathy to his wife, Louise, their children Tina, Brent, Becky and Crystal, and all their families.Dr. Walt Hunter, of Granada Hills, California was born March 26, 1925. He was a children’s dentist by profession, and served on the Florida College Board of Directors from 1978-1984.  Walt and his wife Louise sent each of their children across the country to Florida College.  During those years they were active in the Southern California Booster Club.  Dr. Hunter served as National Chairman of the 1995-2000 Capital Campaign for FC.  When he retired, he and Louise moved to Temple Terrace and became a beloved sight around campus and at the Academy, and both naturally were active in the Tampa Bay Booster Club.  In 1997, he received the Friend to youth award, the highest award FC can give. They have had a special love for the Academy, continuing to support the school even after their own grandchildren left.  Walt served many years as the Academy’s TAP (Teachers and Parents) treasurer, and together Walt and Louise received both Volunteer and Yearbook dedication awards.  For decades they tirelessly supported Florida College and Florida College Academy.  Brother Hunter is written into the history of Florida College and we will feel his loss.  The Hunters’ generosity to many has been extraordinary and mostly anonymous–doing good over a lifetime while laying up treasure in heaven.

Memorial contributions can be made to:
The Walt and Louise Hunter Endowed Scholarship Fund–to benefit deserving students at the Florida College Academy.

Checks payable to:
Florida College
119 N. Glen Arven Avenue
Temple Terrace, FL 33617.

(If you prefer you can make a gift online at floridacollege.edu/makeagift, and designate your gift under ‘other’.)