Maynor says he's a survivor, not a victim
FUNDS SCHOLARSHIPS n Tom Maynor, left, has funded seven scholarships through the Meridian Community College Foundation for students in the physical therapy assistant program. He is pictured with Ann Dowdle of the MCC Foundation. Steve Swogetinsky/The Meridian Star
By Steve Swogetinsky/The Meridian Star
Sept. 30, 2001
If someone in the Meridian area has a stroke, they will likely come to know Tom Maynor in a very short time.
Maynor, a longtime Meridian resident and banker, had a stroke in 1993. After his recovery, he worked to establish a local stroke survivors support group which has grown to 250 members. The group meets monthly.
Maynor doesn't consider himself a stroke victim. He says he is a stroke survivor.
During his recovery time, Maynor became impressed with the work of physical therapists. For that reason, he has provided funding for seven full scholarships for students who are enrolled this year in the physical therapy assistants program at Meridian Community College. At this point, the scholarships will cover this year and next year, said Ann Dowdle of the Meridian Community College Foundation.
Originally from Montgomery, Ala., Maynor first came to Meridian in 1968 as director of the Meridian Industrial Foundation. He worked there four years and then went into private business. He later joined Deposit Guaranty National Bank in 1977, which today is known as AmSouth.
He retired from the bank Oct. 27, 1999, and on Nov. 1, became dean of the Lifetime Quest Center at Meridian Community College.
Maynor and his wife, Ann, have four children and six grandchildren.
Steve Swogetinsky is regional editor of The Meridian Star. Call him at 693-1551, ext. 3217, or e-mail him at sswogetinsky@themeridianstar .com.