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Elizabeth Wilson

About Miss Wilson


Miss Elizabeth Wilson served Montreat College for 25 years. She served as dean of students, professor of Bible, acting chaplain, professor emeritus, “House Mother,” and member of the Board of Trustees. She is best remembered for her dedicated service, loyalty, sacrificial financial aid, and never failing hope in the future of Montreat College.

Miss Wilson was someone who remembered everyone’s name and took time to stop, listen, encourage, and offer Godly counsel. She was known by students as firm, but unconditionally loving. When she saw a student with financial need, she would anonymously give money toward their tuition.

When Miss Wilson passed away in 1997, she left her entire estate to Montreat College. She provided the land where the Chapel of the Prodigal and McGowan Center for Christian Studies now sits.

She was loved and admired by all who knew her. Her legacy will not be forgotten.