For Lloyd G. Flint Jr. ’41 and his wife, Lorraine Kiley Flint ’43, Lynchburg College was where their story began.
The couple met in the former Westover Hall dining room in the late 1930s. Both went on to receive business degrees and serve their alma mater for nearly 20 years, including on the board of trustees.
Their dedication to the University extended even past their deaths, as their estate established The Lloyd G. Flint Jr. and Lorraine Kiley Flint Scholarship.
“They both received assistance with their college expenses, Lorraine through a scholarship and both through working at the College throughout their time there. I think this made them want to help others in a similar way,” daughter Betty Flint said.
To further honor their parents’ memory, the Flints’ children donated some of their own money to the scholarship.
The fund provides support for “deserving graduate or undergraduate students who demonstrate academic promise and/or financial need,” said Sarah Rhodes, assistant director for donor relations.
According to Betty, her father was the head waiter in the dining hall. He was also captain of the baseball team at Lynchburg.
“Lorraine was a very slow eater, always finishing last. Lloyd couldn’t leave until the last diner left, hence their inevitable meeting. I’m not sure how this led to dating, but it obviously did,” Betty said. “Lloyd once told me that a date for them in the time after the Depression consisted of ‘one Coke and two straws.’”
Lorraine was from Covington, Pennsylvania, and Lloyd was from Southside Virginia. After graduation, Lorraine taught business and English at Bedford High School and Lloyd went to fight in the European theater during World War II. After the war, they got married and made their home in Lynchburg.
Later on, Lloyd was a successful contractor and founded L.G. Flint Inc., a building company, still prevalent in Lynchburg today. Lloyd was president of the board of the Lynchburg Area Development Corporation and was appointed to the Virginia Housing Development Authority. He died in 2007.
“They were extremely church- and civic-minded and devoted much of their time to contributing to the church, the city, and Lynchburg College. They both received many awards and honors from the College,” Betty said.
Meanwhile, Lorraine served as treasurer for three candidates in their General Assembly races. She was the first woman appointed to the Central Virginia Planning District Commission and served a term as chairman of the commission. She passed away in 2020.
Lloyd was on Lynchburg’s board of trustees from 1968 to 1987 and served a term as chairman. Lorraine served on the board from 1987 to 1993. Lloyd received an Honorary Doctorate of Letters in 1989, and both were given the title of “honorary life trustee.” They both also received the T. Gibson Hobbs Memorial Award, Lloyd in 1982 and Lorraine in 1987.
The Flints had three other children, Robert L. Flint, Gary F. Flint, and William K. Flint. The Flints’ daughter-in-law Pauline “Polly” B. Flint ’71, ’73 MEd is a current member of the University’s board of trustees.
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