Memorial Service for Sarah Foster

Sarah Foster

This Friday, June 13, we will hold a memorial service in celebration of the life of Sarah E. Foster, a beloved professor of music who taught at Louisburg for 41 years. Please join us in Benson Chapel at 11am Friday as we glorify God and honor this special woman.

Sarah began teaching at the College in 1945; in 1980, she received the President's Medallion (the College's highest award) for 35 years of teaching excellence and dedication to her students. Upon her retirement in 1986, the Board of Trustees honored her by establishing the Sarah E. Foster Music Scholarship.

Sarah's legacy is evident in the numerous lives she impacted while at Louisburg, such as that of former student David Vaughan '76.

Reflecting on when he first met Sarah in 1976, he notes, "I had no idea of the awesome and wonderful ways in which she would influence my life in the succeeding 40 years. She was an exceptionally kind, patient, and wise teacher and mentor -- and my cherished friend. My heart goes out to her nieces and nephews, to our beloved Ruth Cooke, to her LC faculty and staff colleagues, and to the vast chorus of alumni who mourn her sudden passing."