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Claflin University

400 Magnolia Street

Orangeburg, SC 29115

Phone: 803.535.5000

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Charles Gary

Among the many faces of success that have emanated from Claflin University, Charles Gary (Class of 1970) stands out as a business leader in the Midlands.

In 1986, Charles started Gary Realty Company, which was consistently rated one of the top real estate companies in the Columbia area and, at the time, was the largest minority-owned real estate company in the state. He later retired from sales and property management to focus on real estate development and project management. Projects he is most proud of include the Benedict College football stadium and the current “Palmetto Place,” a 100,000-square-foot renovation on Two Notch Road. “I owe much of my success to the determination and perseverance I learned at Claflin. My professors had a tremendous impact on my life,” says Charles, who majored in math and general science.

Experience the “Elevation and Transformation” at Claflin University with nearly 40 nationally accredited academic programs. U.S. News and World Report has ranked Claflin a Top 10 Historically Black College/University (HBCU) for 12 consecutive years. You can earn a Claflin degree at its Orangeburg campus or online from anywhere.