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June 20, 2018

Richard W. Riley to be Honored with Downtown Greenville Sculpture

The Greenville community will memorialize the work of Greenville native and Furman University graduate Richard W. “Dick” Riley through a sculpture representing his extraordinary public leadership and commitment to quality education for all children.

The City of Greenville invited a committee of local citizens to propose a sculpture to be located in the city’s downtown as a representation of the life work of Riley, a former U.S. Education Secretary under President Bill Clinton (1993-2001) and former South Carolina Governor (1979-1987). He is now a partner in Nelson Mullins’ Greenville and Washington, DC offices.  

The committee has been working with the city and noted sculptor Zan Wells to create an appropriate design. The committee is co-chaired by Frank Holleman ’76, Riley’s former Deputy at the U.S. Education Department, and Erwin Maddrey, a longtime leader of Greenville’s business community.

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