The Court Clerk's Legacy

Florida Hoxha

Krysten Johnson

After meeting with Georgia Senator and attorney Jason Carter on a Social Problems class trip, Oxford sophomore Florida Hoxha 13OX realized that she wanted to go into law as a profession.

“We also visited a prison, and I actually volunteer there now,” says Hoxha, a sociology major and Suber Scholar. “Talking to the women has really opened my eyes to a whole new perspective.”

Oxford College received a $3.35 million gift, the largest cash gift in the college’s history, to be used for the most pressing needs of the school from the estate of the late Charles Edwin “Ed” Suber 42OX, a WWII Army veteran and Fulton County Superior Court clerk. Of Suber’s gift, $100,000 was used to establish a scholarship in his name.

“Being a recipient of the Suber Scholarship has meant that I could be a part of the thriving Oxford community,” Hoxha says. “It has meant that I could build close and meaningful relationships with friends and faculty. It has given me the chance to grow as a person, and it has allowed me to give in many ways to the Oxford community. It has allowed me to thrive in a small liberal arts school.”

The remaining $3.25 million was used to support Oxford’s building program, including the new science facility, which will replace the current facility built in 1965.

Suber was a lifelong resident of Atlanta’s Ben Hill community, where his family owned and operated the C. P. Suber Grocery Store. “Mr. Suber’s gift came at a critical moment when we were working to raise funds for two ambitious capital projects—a new library and a new science building,” says Oxford Dean Stephen Bowen. “It created a sense of possibility that was not present before.”

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