Alumni Profile – Terry Hall, Class of 1979
This article appeared originally in the Fall 2019 issue of Frontiers Magazine.
Terry Hall is the owner and operator of Larry’s Trophy’s along with his two sons, Christopher and Andrew, and he is also an enthusiastic supporter of Spartanburg Methodist College. “The College invests in their students and makes school affordable for young people who want an education. SMC is there to help students in need of scholarships and to offer support regardless of the circumstances.”
He himself was the beneficiary of a bowling scholarship that allowed him to attend the school before transferring to USC Spartanburg to complete his accounting degree. “Some of the best memories of my life happened at Spartanburg Methodist College. I got to travel with the bowling team and Coach Moore, and I was prepared well to become a small-business owner here in Spartanburg.”
The trophy shop started as a business venture between Terry and his close mentor Larry Murray — hence the name Larry’s Trophies. Now operating the store as a family-owned business, Terry is proud of the quality of trophies his shop produces and proud that his sons, both SMC alums, are a part of the production process. He is thankful for the school that helped prepare him and his sons for the business world, for bowling — the sport that helped make it all possible — and for the friends and mentors who have taught him much along the way.