Mary Elizabeth Staiger Memorial Scholarship
Mary Elizabeth was born March 25, 1947 in Waynesville, the daughter of the late Carl and Alice Stringfield Hill. She was a loved mother, wife, grandmother, educator and friend to all she met. Mary Elizabeth graduated from Morristown High School in Morristown, Tennessee, where she earned a BA in English at the University of Kentucky and a MA from East Tennessee University. Mary Elizabeth was a highly respected teacher at Tuscola High School before accepting a position at Haywood Community College as the Chairperson of the ARTS and Science Department and English Instructor. She retired from HCC in 2008 after 25 years of dedicated service.