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The Pipkin Family

A Digital Exhibit Created by Amy Skillen, Archives Technician

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Levi Nathaniel Pipkin (left) became one of Southern College’s trustees in 1910, a few years after its arrival in Sutherland, Florida. From there, he and his wife Florence Beulah (right) sent all six of their children to the College, with four of their daughters earning degrees. As a trustee and Vice-Chairman of the Board, Levi Nathaniel was crucial to the success of the College after it suffered multiple disasters in the early 1920s. He, along with E.E. Edge and E.T. Roux, paved the way for Southern College's move to Lakeland, Florida. Later, the couple's grandson Zerney Barnes, Jr. would attend Florida Southern from 1942 to 1943, but he would leave for the Navy before graduating. To learn more about the Pipkins' involvement with Florida Southern College throughout the years, please visit the Biographical Sketches page.

Levi Nathaniel PipkinLevi Nathaniel Pipkin
by Linda Mason 
Donated by the family of Dr. Zerney B. Barnes, Jr.

Florence Beulah Proctor PipkinFlorence Beulah Proctor Pipkin
by Linda Mason 
Donated by the family of Dr. Zerney B. Barnes, Jr.

Levi Nathaniel PipkinLevi Nathaniel Pipkin
by Charles Mason Crowson
Donated by Ruth Pipkin Dickinson