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WINTER NEWSLETTER · VOLUME 21 · NUMBER 1 · JANUARY 2008

THE NORTH CAROLINA CENTER FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF TEACHING

276 NCCAT Drive · Cullowhee, NC 28723 · Phone 828-293-5202 · www.nccat.org

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"Welcome to NCCAT at Ocracoke Island." With those words, Dr. Kenneth Wells of Manteo, chairman of the Board of Trustees of the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, began the official Grand Opening ceremonies Saturday (October 20, 2007). It was a beautiful autumn day, complete with bright blue skies overhead and balmy breezes that ruffled the new flags at the old Coast Guard Station, a stately island landmark, once retired--now reinvented. With more than 200 people gathered for the occasion, Wells and other NCCAT representatives received congratulations and best wishes from friends and advocates of public education and the teaching profession from all corners of the state. Renovated with a shiny red roof, bright white facade, and completely new interiors, the former U.S. Coast Guard Station was introduced as NCCAT's second campus. The $8.4 million transformation from station house to professional development center has been more than ten years in the making.

"This is a wonderful, glorious occasion," Richard Schwartz of Raleigh, president of the Development Foundation of NCCAT Inc., told the audience, which included many Ocracoke residents. The islanders have watched with interest the construction in progress for more than two years at the historic structure so familiar

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Thank you, Donors!

In this issue, we are pleased to include the annual Honor Roll of Donors for fiscal year 2006­07. We thank you all -- teachers, friends, businesses, foundations, and other supporters -- for your generosity and continuing support.

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to their families. "We want to be good neighbors and good stewards," Schwartz told them. "We are proud to be here." Among the speakers was Jean Powell of Clinton, the 1983­84 North Carolina Teacher of the Year, whose original idea for "a place where teachers could go to become enthusiastic about learning again and could pass this enthusiasm on to their students" resulted in the establishment of NCCAT. Powell was invited to speak in 1983 to the North Carolina Commission on Education for Economic Growth headed by former Governor James B. Hunt. The commission was researching the status of public education to ensure the future prosperity and well-being of North Carolina children and a sound economy for the state. Hunt's commission liked Powell's idea. The state legislature established NCCAT in 1985 on the campus of Western Carolina University. In 1990, the center moved to its own hillside campus in Cullowhee. Thousands of teachers have attended NCCAT activities since that time. Many thousands more will be served each year with the addition of a campus in the eastern part of the state. "From the beloved mountains to the limitless ocean," NCCAT offers teachers "so many ways to make their teaching alive and inspiring," Powell said. During her eight years as director of NCCAT, from 1994 until 2002, Dr. Mary Jo Allen of Ahoskie was instrumental in the expansion to Ocracoke. Speaking at the Grand Opening, Allen expressed gratitude to government leaders who supported the plan that would open doors to more learning and enrichment opportunities for "the profession that I love so much."

The NCCAT Board of Trustees (right) gather for Grand Opening at the new facilities, and Mary Jo Allen (above) greets Ocracoke residents at community a cookout the next day.

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"We want to be good neighbors and good stewards."

Dr. Mary McDuffie of Cullowhee, NCCAT's executive director for the past five years, said that the new campus will be a state-of-the-art professional development center providing high-quality professional development to help teachers rekindle their passion for learning and to retain them in the teaching profession. In her remarks, she thanked state and federal agencies, including the National Park Service, N.C. Department of Administration, the U.S. Coast Guard, Department of Natural and Environmental Resources, and many others for their collaboration and support throughout the planning and construction phases of the project. "We are so grateful to be in our second home," she said. North Carolina Representative R. Phillip Haire of Sylva, who served on the original planning committee for NCCAT more than twenty years ago, remarked that such a unique concept is a great example of how "thinking out of the box" can result in huge successes. "Our state needs teachers who are energized and renewed--who `think outside the box' themselves--to solve the problems of the future," he said. Dr. Harold Martin of Chapel Hill, senior vice president for academic affairs of the University of North Carolina General Administration, brought greetings from the multicampus university system. He expressed appreciation to the state legislature for its support of the NCCAT expansion. Guest speaker Greg Case, deputy commander of the United States Coast Guard Sector North Carolina, commented on the new activity that will take place at the station, which was devoted for many years to lifesaving operations. "The Coast Guard has been a part of island life for 120 years," he said. "It is heartening to see that these buildings will continue in public service." Other speakers included June Atkinson of Raleigh, North Carolina's superintendent of public instruction; James Bell Jr. of Tyner, 2007­08 North Carolina Teacher of the Year; and Diana Beasley of Boone, 2006­07 North Carolina Teacher of the Year. As the ceremonies ended, retired N.C. Representative R. Eugene Rogers of Williamston, a member of the foundation board of directors and former Coast Guard Yeoman 2nd Class, stepped forward to ring the Coast Guard bell. Three tolls resonated--one for the past, one for the present, and one for the future.

Counterclockwise, from top: Representative R. Phillip Haire; Dr. Harold Martin, senior vicepresident of the multi-campus University of North Carolina system; Phillip J. Kirk Jr., chairman of the Public School Forum of North Carolina with Dr. Mary McDuffie, NCCAT's executive director, and James Bell Jr., North Carolina's Teacher of the Year; retired Representative R. Eugene Rogers, a former member of the Coast Guard.

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International teachers bring global perspective to NCCAT "This is a wonderful opportunity for all of these The teaching profession will take on global dimensions teachers," said Dr. Mary McDuffie, executive director of in 2008 as visiting educators from more than fourteen NCCAT. "They will come together for a shared professional foreign countries join North Carolina teachers in several development experience with a global perspective." NCCAT seminars. The thirty-six international teachers who will join the Thanks to a partnership between NCCAT and the seminar group are on a three-year stay in North Carolina. Visiting International Faculty Program of Chapel Hill, the They are be teaching various subjects in elementary, international visitors will participate in three residential middle, and high schools across the state as part of the VIF seminars to be held in January, February, and March in cultural exchange program. Their countries of origin Cullowhee. For the teachers from other countries, the include Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa experience will provide an opportunity to learn more about Rica, Ecuador, Jamaica, Mexico, the Philippines, Romania, American educational systems. The North Carolina South Africa, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Funding for teachers, in return, will learn more about vastly different their participation in the NCCAT seminars is being peoples and cultures--a world cosmos reflected more and provided by the VIF program. more in Tar Heel classrooms. "The collegial experience in these seminars will be akin The seminars that the teachers will attend together are to networking across the world. The international teachers called "Connect to Your Future: Celebrating Success in the will gain a better understanding of American culture, while Classroom." The five-day experiences are designed for bringing ideas and insights our North Carolina educators beginning teachers in their second and third years in the can relate to," McDuffie said. "We are excited and pleased profession and focus on helping them strengthen their to offer this window to the world." teaching skills and expertise. National board seminars receive $150,000 grant from Golden LEAF getting ready for the rigorous assessment required. The Golden LEAF Foundation of Rocky Mount has The NBPTS attests that a teacher has been judged by awarded a grant of $150,000 to support a series of NCCAT peers as one who is accomplished, makes sound residencies for teachers working toward certification from professional judgments, and acts effectively on those the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. judgments. Certification recognizes teachers for achieving Approximately 180 national board candidates employed in high standards through a process that takes from one to counties whose economies have traditionally been three years to complete. dependent on tobacco products will be eligible to apply. North Carolina has more nationally certified teachers The grant brings Golden LEAF's support for NCCAT than any state. NCCAT's support seminars began in 1996. seminars to a total of $630,000 over the past four years. In ten years, the program has expanded to include more The seminars will provide focused time to reflect on than twenty seminars each year. best teaching practices while preparing a portfolio and Trustees elect officers Dr. Kenneth W. Wells of Manteo, retired superintendent of Perquimans County Schools, was re-elected chairman of the Board of Trustees October 20. He is a former assistant superintendent in Dare County and a teacher, assistant principal, and principal in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school system. Cheryle G. "Cherri" Cheek of Sunset Beach was re-elected vice-chair. An NCCAT trustee since 2001, Cheek is sales director and broker-in-charge at Wakefield Development Company's Kingfish Bay community, located in Calabash. She is the former mayor of Sunset Beach. After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Cheek was an elementary school teacher in Hillsborough and Hamlet schools for seven years before beginning her career in real estate. Wells was appointed to his first term on the NCCAT board in 2001 and was re-appointed in 2005 to a second four-year term that will expire June 30, 2009. A Wilmington native, he earned his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the master's in education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and the Ed. D degree from East Carolina University.

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Honor Roll of Donors

2006­2007

Honor Roll of Donors

We are pleased to recognize all 2006­2007 donors to the Development Foundation of the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching. In this report we celebrate all that you have done to make the year a great success. Everyone who supports NCCAT is a member of our family and a friend to education. Thank you for being both. We were careful in preparing this report, which lists names of donors who made gifts between July 1, 2006, and June 30, 2007, when the fiscal year ended. If you should find an error or omission, please write: Donor Report Development Foundation 276 NCCAT Drive Cullowhee, NC 28723 or email us at [email protected]

Please note that the 2007 NCCAT Golden Apple Gala was held in the 2007­2008 fiscal year. Donations to the 2007 Golden Apple Gala will be recognized in the 2007­2008 Honor Roll of Donors, which will be published next year. Gifts received after July 1, 2007, will be included in next year's report.

2006­2007 Benefactors

During 2006­2007, the following individuals, businesses and organizations gave leadership gifts of $1,000 or more: Mary Jo and Jim Allen, Ahoskie Laurin L. Baker, and Jennifer L. Robertson, Canton Carnegie Corporation, New York, NY William L. and Joann C. Cassell, Greensboro The Hon. Cherri and Larry Cheek, Shallotte Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany Inc., New York, NY Jay and Renée Coward, Webster Cumberland County Schools, Fayetteville Duke Energy Foundation, Charlotte Golden LEAF Foundation, Rocky Mount The Goodnight Educational Foundation, Cary John Highsmith and Sandra Hayes, Clyde The Hon. James B. Hunt Jr. and Carolyn L. Hunt, Lucama Martin County Board of Education, Williamston Mary D. McDuffie, Sylva William H. and Deni G. McIntyre, Winston-Salem Robert E. Merritt, Mount Airy The North Carolina Arboretum, Asheville Roger G. Penland, West Lebanon, NH Progress Energy Foundation, Raleigh Judy and Andy Phillips, Cary Richard A. Schwartz, Raleigh Schwartz & Shaw, PLLC, Raleigh C.D. Spangler Foundation Inc., Charlotte State Farm Insurance, Bloomington, IL Wachovia Foundation, Charlotte The Hon. Willis P. and Leona Whichard, Chapel Hill James P. Whitfield Jr., Fuquay-Varina

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Board of Trustees

Eddie U. Byers, Jefferson The Hon. Cherri G. Cheek, Shallotte Grace M. Edwards, Henrico John M. Highsmith, Clyde Richard Scott Griffin, Mount Holly Mary D. McDuffie, Sylva Virginia Politano, Durham Wesley Revels, St. Pauls Guy P. Smith, Lexington Sheryn S. Waterman, Durham Kenneth W. Wells, Manteo Lorene H. Williams, Supply

Foundation Board Development Foundation

Mary Jo Allen, Ahoskie William L. Cassell, Greensboro James K. Coward Jr., Sylva Carolyn L. Hunt, Lucama The Hon. James B. Hunt Jr., Lucama Phillip J. Kirk Jr., Raleigh Deanna K. Lee, Charlotte William Ivey Long, New York, NY Mary D. McDuffie, Sylva William H. McIntyre, Winston-Salem Judy S. Phillips, Cary The Hon. Richard Eugene Rogers, Williamston Richard A. Schwartz, Raleigh Richard L. Thompson, Chapel Hill Dorothy T. Thornburg, Webster N. Edward Tucker Jr., Charlotte The Hon. Willis P. Whichard, Chapel Hill

2006­2007 Annual Fund Volunteer Leaders

State Co-ChairS · Charleen Powers, Wake County · Gail Walker, Watauga County NortheaSt · Elva Hales, Pitt County · Judy Wilson, Pitt County SoutheaSt · Bertha Bell, Brunswick County · Stacy Pant, Carteret County CeNtral · Gatsy Eason, Nash County · Kathy Welsch, Durham County South CeNtral · Mary Ann Hardee, Fort Bragg · Mahetta ManningCommedo, Robeson County North CeNtral · Jackie Dagenet, Guilford County · Sue Farlow, Asheboro City SouthweSt · Sadie Broome, Gaston County · Bonnie Nodine, Charlotte-Mecklenburg NorthweSt · Iris Blevins, Ashe County · John Griffin, Catawba County weSt · Lystra Keever, Transylvania County · Diane Rutledge, Asheville City

NCCAT Alumni

Jennifer A. Abrams, Greenville Laurel Adams, Warne Jewel S. Adams-Williams, Fort Collins, CO Beverly M. Aguirre, Thomasville Wanda C. Aguirre, Lumberton Pamela B. Aldridge, Pleasant Garden Lynda R. Aleshire, Gibsonville Jodi G. Allen, Beaufort Mary H. Allred, Tarboro Gina R. Allred, Franklinville Kathleen D. Alman, Raleigh Shirley C. Alpers, Greenville

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Doris L. Bridgers, Concord Wendy D. Bridgham, Raleigh Marjorie T. Britt, Cary Mary M. Brogan, Whittier Robert A. Brogden, Carrboro Virginia W. Brooks, Chapel Hill Muriel R. Brooks, Fayetteville Teresa D. Broome, Winston-Salem Sadie A. Broome, Cherryville Jo D. Browder, Lexington Judith H. Brown, Rocky Mount Mary P. Brown, Raleigh Tommy R. Brown, Morganton Patricia M. Browning, Raleigh Lori B. Bruce, Greensboro Susan Brumbaugh, Bridgeton Tanya L. Brumfield, Kernersville Janet C. Bryant, Manteo Laurie Bubenik, Clayton George J. Burbella, Morehead City Kathy M. Burd, Asheville Jane M. Burdecki, Hickory Connie R. Burgess, Suffolk, VA Deb E. Burke, Roxboro Donna C. Burke, Goldsboro Betsy H. Burton, Troy Martha Butler, Rockingham Jacqueline C. Butler, Asheboro Katie L. Byrd, Lumberton Vivian W. Byrd, Sanford Virginia G. Byrne, Raleigh Stephanie P. Cain, Ayden Keith Camburn, Gastonia Elizabeth P. Cameron, Grover Anna Fay Campbell, Greenville Judy H. Campbell, Townsville Laura A. Candler, Fayetteville Mary Capillary, Greenville Julia W. Capps, Sanford Deborah S. Carawan, Apex Elizabeth P. Carey, Rockingham Sarah Rebecca Carpenter, Durham Gloria Jean Carr, Hendersonville Judy A. Carroll, Clayton Ann T. Carroll, Wilmington Pamela Carroll, Wilmington Barbara J. Carruthers, Garner Winslow L. Carter, Durham Deborah F. Carter, Raleigh Diane J. Cash, Statesville Diane F. Cauble, Salisbury Julia A. Cazin, Raleigh Miriam B. Champion, Weaverville Gail H. Chandler, Clayton Henry L. Chandler, Waxhaw Trina L. Chester, Salisbury Heidi L. Chickering, Matthews Linda B. Chilton, Mount Airy

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Jack R. Chrismon, Benson Elaine P. Christianson, Rocky Mount Kathleen H. Christopher, Raleigh Barbara H. Christy, Franklin Catherine S. Clark, Raleigh Judith L. Clarke, Corapeake Sheila Clendenning, Chesapeake, VA Patricia A. Clifton, Garner Heather P. Cochran, Canton Carol Cochrane, High Point Linda S. Cockrum, Dandridge, TN Calvin L. Cogdell, Fayetteville Sherry A. Cogger, New Bern Karen Coggins, Salisbury Jennifer C. Cohen, Bolivia Sandra L. Cohen, Durham Janet F. Collie, Leasburg Patricia R. Collins, Jacksonville Linda S. Collins-Brickhouse, Suffolk, VA Peter E. Conrad, Indian Trail Bonnie A. Cook, Dobson Deborah W. Cooper, Greensboro Julia E. Cooper, Raleigh Patty W. Corbett, Wilson Elma R. Corriher, Landis Clyde F. Corriher Jr., China Grove Lillie H. Costin, Knightdale Elizabeth A. Couch, Raleigh Ramona Cox, Morehead City Nathan W. Crabtree, Hickory Donella R. Croslan, Bahama Sherry G. Crowder, Shelby Delores B. Crutchfield, Asheboro Emily K. Culbreth, Raleigh LaRue P. Cunningham, Winston-Salem Bonnie M. Curtis, Raleigh Joyce A. Cutler, Belhaven Jo Ann Czar, Rocky Mount Jacqueline S. Dagenet, Greensboro Diana B. Dagenhart, Statesville Amy R. Dale, Garner Kimberly S. Daniel, Sandford Valerie J. Darner, Jacksonville Judy H. Davenport, Apex June C. Davidson, Pinehurst Kendra A. Davis, Warrenton Nan L. Davis, Cary Sara R. Davis, Robbinsville Sandra H. Davis, Raleigh Mary Ann C. Davis, Winston-Salem Sherry J. Davis, Beaufort Margaret T. Davis, Southport Cindy P. Dean, Durham Stephanie F. Delaney, Harrisburg Ellen E. Denney, Newport Donna C. Denny, Greensboro Deborah H. DePompa, Kannapolis Carol M. Desmond, Shallotte Mark Desmond, Shallotte Amy Devereaux, Clayton Barbara B. Dewey, Carrboro Martha F. Dewitt, Greenville Rhonda G. Dillingham, Asheboro Jennie Kerr Dishman, Charlotte Elizabeth R. Dixon, Climax John W. Dodson, Clayton Myrna Doernberg, Winston-Salem Mary Jane Doggett, Summerfield Carol A. Donn, Kernersville Patricia A. Donnelly, Chapel Hill Alphareta Dorgan, Newport Ray Douglas, Harrisburg Richard M. Dubois, Raleigh Brenda W. Duff, Charlotte Kimberly M. Eadie, Leland Dee F. Eaker, Charlotte Carol C. Earey, Greensboro Gatsy O. Eason, Rocky Mount Tonya L. Eastman, Hillsborough Marcia B. Eatmon, Wilson Mary Lou B. Edge, Fayetteville Donna J. Edgell, Haw River Phyllis T. Edwards, Durham Patricia D. Eglinton, New Bern Lisa R. Eise, Raleigh Regina M. Elcock-Winningham, Winston-Salem Fitzallen Y. Eldridge, Sylva Pamela J. Elliott, Troutman Norma R. Elson, Clyde Carolyn M. Ely, Timberlake Lori English, Edenton Debbie Ennis, Greenville Rosemary H. Enos, New Bern Salinder Evans, Wake Forest Barbara M. Evans, Ash Jeanne A. Ezzell, Concord Mary Lou Faircloth, Clinton Kim E. Fann, Clinton Sue F. Farlow, Climax Lisa H. Faulk, Rural Hall Rebecca R. Faulkner, Wilson Simone Feder, Raleigh Juan C. Fernandez, High Point Linda F. Ferris, Raleigh Nancy T. Finger, Garner Nancy E. Finlayson, Morganton Diane H. Fischer, Kill Devil Hills Barbara M. Fish, Durham Nancy H. Fisher, Julian Edna H. Fisher, Elizabeth City Kathy T. Fitzgerald, Arapahoe Lyn F. Flammia, Raleigh Dudley E. Flood, Raleigh Kathy B. Floyd, Greenville Charles Llew Folger, State Road

Sarah F. Ambrose, Jamesville Cathy L. Armstrong, Charlotte Elizabeth Q. Armstrong, Southern Pines Dawn M. Arnette, Mooresville Christine L. Arnold, Washington Jane W. Arrington, Blowing Rock Carolyn B. Atwell, Morganton Kimbra J. Audette, Raleigh Charlotte J. Austin, Williston Barbara P. Aycock, Jonas Ridge Amanda L. Baggett, Cary Alyce H. Bagshaw, Yadkinville Maria D. Baker, Asheville Beverly P. Ballard, Hampstead Doris S. Bame, Carolina Beach Vicki T. Barfield, Cary Becky C. Barger, Wake Forest Sandra P. Barker, Raleigh Lillar S. Barnes, Raleigh Denise E. Barnes, Lexington Thomas F. Bartik, Greenville Carla E. Bass, Supply James Baxley, Rockingham Mary D. Baxter-Yoder, Lincolnton Susan M. Bazemore, Eure Betsy C. Beals, Cary Jeanne L. Beasley, Clayton Linda J. Beddard, Washington Bertha B. Bell, Supply Gregory A. Bender, Seagrove Marilyn K. Bensinger, Raleigh Bonnie J. Berlin, Winston-Salem Douglas R. Best, Lucama Becky J. Best, Benson Alison W. Bewley, Holly Springs Barbara A. Biggerstaff, Gastonia Theresa R. Binkley, Wilmington Penny S. Bitsas, Winston-Salem Susan M. Blackley, Morrisville Jesse Andrew Blevins, Hickory Iris C. Blevins, Crumpler Ashley D. Blevins, Charlotte Nancy L. Boling, Rockingham Susan A. Booker, Smithfield Veronica M. Borders, Greensboro Julie V. Bordo, Wilmington Carolyn C. Boswell, Reidsville Tama R. Bouncer, Raleigh Rachel J. Bowman, Hickory Mary T. Bowman, Fayetteville Sandra Boyd, Raleigh Debra K. Boyd, Edward Janice M. Bracken, Lewisville Frances B. Bradburn, Raleigh Holly G. Bradley, New Bern Sue G. Brattain, Wingate Donna L. Breniman, Raleigh Polly A. Bridge, Jacksonville

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Vivian M. Ford, Durham Sharon M. Forman, Oriental Mary W. Foster, Durham Marilyn H. Fox, Elon College Susan L. France, Hampstead Bonita T. Francis, Eden Gail C. Frank, Winston-Salem Debra K. Frary, Youngsville Sharon W. Frazier, Charlotte Adrienne D. Freed, Washington, DC Penelope P. Freeland, Yadkinville Cheryl A. Fruits, Dallas Luz M. Frye, Raleigh Kathy Fulbright, Maiden Jamie L. Fumo, Monroe Judye S. Fuqua, Holly Springs Donna W. Furr, Concord Marilyn L. Futrelle, Conover Martha H. Gabriel, Fayetteville Grant A. Gabriel, Fayetteville Homer W. Gaddis Jr., Charlotte Kirsten A. Gaither, Cary Richard J. Gallagher, Jacksonville Dwight J. Gantt, Cherryville Leticia Garcia, Vass Ester M. Garner, Smithfield Steve B. Garrett, Wilmington Sandra P. Garrison, Fayetteville Karen Garrison, Burlington Patricia M. Gash, Pisgah Forest Owen George, Asheboro Jill D. Getgen, Dobson Mary J. Gibbs, Rocky Mount Johnny E. Gibson, Albemarle Billie Jean Gibson, St. Pauls Susan P. Gilbert, Forest City Rose Marie Gladieux, Flat Rock Frances L. Gladson, Jacksonville Edris E. Glover, Siler City Elizabeth T. Goble, Belmont Dorothy A. Gockerman, Chapel Hill Vertell T. Godbolt, Fayetteville Patricia Y. Godwin, Morehead City Cora J. Godwin, Benson Michael B. Goff, Fayetteville Kobianne P. Goodloe, Cary Nancy Gordon, Raleigh Cecelia A. Gore, Ash Cheryl H. Gourley, Wake Forest Bronna S. Graham, Washington Dee C. Grantham, Cullowhee Margaret M. Grantonic, Fayetteville Karen L. Gray, Burlington Marilyn R. Gray, Cary Cathy D. Gray-Williams, Charlotte Renee A. Green, Randleman Jennifer S. Green, Beaufort Vincent S. Greene, Cameron Rhonda H. Gregware, Maysville Mary W. Griffin, Sanford Jennifer S. Griffin, Smyrna Sonya C. Griffin, Wilson Renee L. Griffin, Canton Vickie W. Griffin, Newton John M. Griffin, Newton Judy H. Gruebmeyer, Charlotte Margaret R. Guill, Pelham Charlotte S. Gupton, Winterville Jeannie F. Guthrie, Cedar Point Leslie V. Haines, Burlington Vicki O. Haislip, Sanford Anne Hale, Garner Elva A. Hales, Greenville Carol R. Hall, Raleigh Pamela Hall, Fayetteville Bernie Hall, Asheboro Geraldine S. Hamilton, Cary Frances Hammer, Belvidere Florrie P. Hamrick, Kings Mountain Rachel J. Hamrick, Shelby Ann S. Hamze, Greenville Connie Hanna, Cullowhee Sandra C. Hansen, Raleigh Mary Ann C. Hardee, Fayetteville Barbara F. Hardy, Kitty Hawk Sharon S. Hardy, Mount Airy Virginia K. Hargett, Marshville Sue R. Harkrader, Winston-Salem Angelia E. Harper, Raleigh Rosemary R. Harris, Raleigh Patricia K. Hart, Concord Annette N. Harton, Wilmington Marianne R. Harward, Cary Sarah M. Haston, Charlotte Joy E. Hawkins, Black Mountain Cora A. Hawkins, Henderson Yogi A. Hawkins, Raeford Lucy Lee Hayes, Chapel Hill Mary S. Heartley, Raleigh Catherine R. Heglar, Kure Beach Melinda G. Heilig, Chapel Hill Jane B. Hemingway, Raleigh Ellen P. Henderson, Goldsboro Dorothy C. Henderson, Winston-Salem Nancy W. Henley, Mount Holly Jennie L. Henne, Concord Catherine P. Herman, Raleigh Susan S. Herring, Elizabeth City Amelia K. Hersh, Greensboro Anne K. Hice, Pleasant Garden Jamie E. Hickman, North Wilkesboro Gerald S. Hill, Lawsonville Ann W. Hill, Morehead City LaGray Hines-Spencer, Fayetteville Estelle S. Hinnant, Wilson Sandra L. Hoback, Winston-Salem

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Brigitte T. Karlof, Wilmington Patricia E. Keiger, Tobaccoville Laura A. Keith, Creedmoor Madolin R. Kelly, Aydlett Joyce P. Kelly, Sanford Michele Kennedy, Wilson Barbara J. Kennedy, Garner Jane Ann Kepley, Greensboro Kathy A. Kerr, Mooresville Sarah J. Keziah, Monroe Camarra C. Kidd, Dobson Angela B. Kilgo, Matthews Patricia B. King, Fayetteville Rendy R. King, Kitty Hawk Gayle M. King, Asheboro Sue B. King, Garner Ruth Kirk, Winston-Salem Cheryl S. Klein, Pittsboro Joanne S. Knight, Stoneville Susan D. Kollmar, Shelby Alfred Kraemer, Greensboro Anne A. Kratzer, Cary Robert O. Kretz, Kitty Hawk Allison Y. Kuhns, Garner Joyce S. Lackey, Clyde David C. Lail, Hickory Judith LaJoye, Fayetteville Suzan A. Lambert, Salisbury Deborah C. Lamkin, Mills River Laura H. Lamm, Fayetteville Carmen G. Langley, Gibsonville Elizabeth Langston, Erwin Jennifer M. Lanner, Willow Spring Janice L. Lapp, Raleigh Marian D. Larrea, Cary Judith T. Lassiter, Wendell Amy M. Laughter, Hendersonville Ramona A. Lawson, Sanford Linda Layden, Kill Devil Hills Pattie L. Leary, Vanceboro Dianne T. Lee, Waynesville Gail B. Lee, Oak Island Sherri A. Lefkow, North Myrtle Beach, SC Elizabeth D. Lengyel, Oak Ridge Linda P. Leonard, Mocksville Ann Carolyn Lester, Eden Jo D. Levens, Kernersville Norma G. Lewis, Goldsboro Johanna O. Lewis, Cullowhee Gayle P. Lewis, Lumberton Joyce B. Lewis, Asheboro Janet N. Lewis, Fayetteville Brad T. Lewis, Leland Rebecca G. Liberty, New Bern Eva N. Lightner, Winnabow Patricia B. Ligon, Raleigh Jeanine H. Liles, Raleigh

Lizabeth L. Hodge, High Point William H. Hodge, Black Mountain Henry H. Hodges, Wardensville, WV Kenneth C. Hodges, High Point Janet L. Hofstetter, Greenville Paula M. Holland, Carolina Beach Julie Hollen, Emerald Isle Linda M. Holley, Richlands Adrienne L. Hollifield, Black Mountain Carol A. Holshouser, Granite Quarry Jill K. Holt, Hickory Karen R. Holub, Oak Island Carolyn W. Horrell, Asheville Willie E. Hoskins, Elizabeth City Caryl A. Houghton, Asheville Catherin J. Howard, Thomasville Rita C. Howell, Boonville Diedra D. Howie, Winston-Salem Pattie B. Huffman, Oak Ridge Julianne C. Hurst, Denver Shirley G. Hurwitz, Greenville Catherine R. Hyer, Sanford Judy C. Ingram, Chapel Hill Jane M. Jackson, Cary William A. Jackson, Rocky Mount LaShekia G. Jacobs, Greenville Barbara B. Jean, Raleigh Ellen J. Jenkins, Oxford Majorie L. Jennings, Wilmington Maxine L. Jernigan-Holley, Ahoskie Debra E. Joas, Vass Naomi Johnson, Carthage Sharon J. Johnson, Smithfield Kevin D. Johnson, Mooresville Jan D. Johnson, Fayetteville Wilton Craig Johnson, Durham Susan J. Johnson, Fountain Wylene C. Johnson, Franklinville Mary Ann Johnson, Denver, CO Priscilla G. Joiner, Stedman Christian D. Jones, Raleigh Wendy Jones, Southport Patricia A. Jones, Emerald Isle Alceon B. Jones, Pembroke Terry E. Jones, Winston-Salem Virginia L. Jones, Washington Joseph and Imogene H. Jones, Jacksonville Virginia D. Jones, Mooresville Carol D. Jordan, Winston-Salem LuAnn Jordan, Charlotte Margaret P. Jordan, Reidsville Rebecca C. Joyce, Mayodan Patricia F. Joyner, Atlantic Beach Ann W. Joyner, Farmville Deborah Y. Jung, Charlotte Sarah P. Justice, Brevard Anita A. Justice, Winston-Salem

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Judith M. Parker, Hickory Randy P. Parker, Clayton Frances B. Parrish, Bath Frances P. Parrish, Selma Mindy Passe, Matthews Rebecca W. Patch, Barnardsville Lynn G. Paterson, Winston-Salem Linda D. Patton, Beaufort Leigh P. Pendergraft, Raleigh Julia F. Perkins, Kitty Hawk Jennifer L. Peterangelo, Kill Devil Hills Ruth Ann Peterson, Bear Creek Larnette W. Phifer, Winston-Salem Sara A. Phillips, Raleigh Eva C. Phillips, Durham Domini E. Pierce, Dunn Norma W. Piestrak, Sanford Barbara W. Pigott, Gloucester Sandra M. Pike, Winston-Salem Kristy L. Pitts, Raeford Gordon W. Plumblee, Burlington Janet P. Plummer, Greensboro Barbara P. Poole, Hendersonville Beverly L. Poole, Salisbury Elaine W. Poovey, Asheville Clarice H. Poovey, Lincolnton Diane Bowers Porterfield, Haw River Wendy Ireland Potter, New Bern Lynne O. Potter, Charlotte Dawn G. Potter, Pikeville Charleen L. Powers, Clayton Leslie B. Pressel, Raleigh Peggy B. Price, Wilmington Frances D. Prohn, Hendersonville Heather S. Puhl, Morganton Mary K. Pulliam, Salisbury Malinda Quinn, Pittsboro Annette W. Rains, Princeton Ann A. Raker, High Point Hilda T. Ramseur, Landis Dail L. Rawls, Apex Juanita S. Ray, Trinity Janet R. Ray, Greensboro Betty M. Rayle, Hickory Betsy S. Reagan, High Point Donna L. Reble, Asheville Cathryn A. Reddick, Williamston Mederia A. Reinhardt, Newton Tracy S. Reitzel, Southport Mary R. Reynolds, Lincolnton Robyn B. Rhyne, Longs, SC Carla J. Richardson, Fayetteville Rebecca Riggsbee, Carrboro Josephine J. Robb, Pittsboro Monique K. Robbins, Wilmington Dasie N. Roberts, Oxford Karen G. Roberts, Fayetteville Melissa D. Roberts, Hendersonville Denise S. Robertson, Hickory Cynthia M. Robinson, Cary Carlotta P. Robinson, Williamston Jordi J. Roman, Troy Marcia E. Rooney, Fayetteville Margaret F. Rosar, Cary Kathryn C. Rose, Fuquay-Varina T. Johnson Ross, Clearwater, FL Hazel Ann Ross, Raeford Vivian Ross, Newport Sarah L. Rossi, Walkertown Virginia R. Rudolph, Yadkinville Georgette M. Rush, Bayboro Kirsten P. Russ, Clemmons Eva T. Russell, Jacksonville Cynthia L. Russell, Midland Barbara J. Russell, Mount Pleasant Diane C. Rutledge, Arden Kathleen Ryalls, Charlotte Anne M. Safrit, Raleigh Anita S. Salter, Havelock Sherry L. Salyer, Apex Wayne R. Sample, Kill Devil Hills Mary D. Samson, Raeford William R. Sanders, Smithfield Barbara F. Sasso, Lewisville Kathy S. Saunders, Lenoir O'Gretta T. Saunders, Bolivia Carol S. Savage, Rock Hill, SC Susan A. Sawyer, New Bern Barbara W. Schott, Oak Ridge Gloria F. Schrader, Raleigh Carol A. Schuck Dillon, Asheboro Sara L. Schult, Raleigh Kimberlee J. Scott, High Point S. Dianne Searcy, Morganton Kelly W. Sears, Cameron Joyce Franklin Sellars, Newland Jessica J. Servis, Thomasville Anne B. Setzer, Cullowhee Phyllis K. Shaw, Greensboro Jean S. Shawver, Fuquay-Varina Amy L. Sheck, Raleigh April T. Sheets, Eure Carol S. Shehan, Gastonia Melanie H. Sheldon, Hubert Sandra M. Sheldon, Winston-Salem Starla Sherman, Smithfield Heather K. Shields, Franklin Laura W. Shivar, Cary Bruce Anne Shook, Greensboro Sandra C. Shugart, Winston-Salem Michaele L. Shugart, Newton Mona Aurelia Siegel, Raleigh Rebecca H. Sigmon, Cherryville Melanie S. Sigmon, Newton Victoria L. Simmons, Thomasville Janis P. Simmons, Engelhard

Shirley G. Linker, Lexington Marlene G. Lively, Oak Island JoAnn P. Loggins, Liberty Marilyn W. Love, Greenville Sarah L. Lowell, Webster Kimberly Lynch, Indian Trail Katherine K. Mabe, Winston-Salem Barbara Macon, Cullowhee Patricia L. Madar, Charlotte Allison D. Mahaley, Mebane Frances N. Malat, Nags Head Sandra J. Malpass, Currie Frances M. Mann, Greenville Mahetta R. Manning-Commedo, Maxton Kathryn W. Mansfield, Winston-Salem Karen H. Marconi, Raleigh Consuelo Marin, Greenville Jennifer A. Marion, Winston-Salem Faye M. Marshburn, Garner Grace A. Martin, Raleigh Anne C. Martin, Chocowinity Jane M. Martin, Southport Keitha Mast, Roxboro Sheri L. Matthews, Chocowinity Patricia H. Maynard, Blowing Rock Deborah S. Maynor, Souhport Barbara H. McBride, Eden Elizabeth McCallister, Jacksonville Marilyn C. McCarthy, Oak Island Karen T. McCaslin, Stoneville Kim M. McColman, Hillsborough Sharon M. McConnell, Otto Dinah W. McCotter, Winston-Salem Sheila McCullen, Goldsboro Linda A. McDonald, Charlotte Mary D. McDuffie, Sylva Williefran M. McEachern, Fayetteville Linda McGaw, Waxhaw Linda J. McLane, Greenville Suzanne T. McMahan, Indian Trail Emma D. McManus, Garner James L. Meadows, Conover Doris B. Medlin, Youngsville Jane P. Meekhof, Garner Sheila F. Mehrer, Etowah Debbie J. Mendez, Belmont Marty C. Mentzer, Ocean Isle Cheryl L. Merlen, Rocky Mount Donna Volney Michaux, Oak Island Sharon H. Midgette, Garner Carol W. Miedema, Raleigh Mary M. Miller, Jackson Evelyn G. Miller, Sparta Susan B. Miller, Jefferson Barbara G. Mills, Winterville Beverly G. Mills, Williamston Julia Yamaoka Millush, Morehead City Sherry F. Mims, Newton

Amy C. Mintz, Shallotte Margery E. Misenheimer, Marshallberg Sandra M. Montgomery, Garner Connie J. Moolenaar, Raleigh John S. Moore, Raleigh Marilyn L. Moore, Cary Steven A. Moore, Garner Patricia F. Moore, Raleigh Elizabeth F. Mordaszewski, Gastonia Dawn Y. Moretz, Marshville Camma L. Morgan, Pembroke Peggy C. Morgan, Winston-Salem Kathryn Streeter Morgan, Hendersonville Dorothy W. Morring, Elizabeth City Jean H. Moxley, Greensboro Sephronia A. Moxley, Caswell Beach Lois G. Moye, Oriental Christine A. Mumaw, Winterville Jane Mahoney Munson, Winterville Janet Hall Murdock, Fayetteville Michele E. Murphy, Raleigh Kristi B. Murphy, Raleigh Joyce B. Myers, Denver Blair H. Myrick, Winston-Salem Barbara B. Nance, Fayetteville Susie B. Nance, Winston-Salem Nancy C. Nathan, Winston-Salem Wendy W. Nelson, Greensboro Julie C. Nestor, Hickory Frances L. Newland, Matthews Robin B. Newlin, Wilmington Debra Nichols, Waxhaw Gretchen D. Nicholson, Yadkinville Kathi T. Noblin, Clayton Bonnie A. Nodine, Matthews Melinda L. Nordan, Clinton Charlotte P. Norman, Shelby Vicki L. Oehling, Raleigh Pamela B. Oglesby, Newport Elissa Honey Oken, Raleigh Julie C. Oliver, Raleigh Brenda S. Olson, Wrightsville Beach Grady Ormsby, Swansboro Pauline B. Orr, Fayetteville Lewis Orr, New Bern Sara B. Orrock, Bolivia Marcia W. Ostendorff, Raleigh Janet Hunter Ouzts, Bakersville Deloris B. Owens, Oxford Deborah Darlene Owensby, Landrum, SC Rebecca D. Palgi, Garner Stacy A. Pant, Newport Susan H. Parker, Ahoskie Cynthia S. Parker, Greensboro Tracie K. Parker, Wallace Michael M. Parker, Kinston Phyllis E. Parker, Raleigh Gayle C. Parker, Moravian Falls

Honor Roll of Donors

Barbara J. Simon-Waters, Morehead City Frances M. Simpson, Rockwell Claryce H. Sinclair, Statesville Terrence W. Sippel, Salisbury Jackie T. Sistrunk, Sanford Donna M. Small, Morehead City Robin H. Smathers, Mars Hill Martha L. Smith, Raleigh Barbara B. Smith, Wilson Judy W. Smith, Cary Hilda H. Smith, Ash Beth C. Smith, Durham Nichole L. Smith, Asheboro Chester L. Smith, Raleigh Edith L. Snider, Greenville Mary Anne Sorrells, Asheville Lynn W. Springer, Wilmington Karen H. Spruill, Oriental Margaret S. St. John, Emerald Isle Teresa O. Stainback, Greenville Billy Stallings, Elizabeth City Brinda R. Stanley, Ash Charlotte M. Stanley, Winston-Salem Mary Starling, Fayetteville Jill A. Steele, Apex Jean P. Stephenson, Morehead City Stormy G. Stephenson, Garner Clarence C. Stewart Jr., Nashville Betty C. Stillwell, Six Mile, SC Sandra S. Strahan, Waynesville Kathryn E. Strapko, Clinton Susan A. Stuart, Swansboro Amy C. Stuart, Wilmington Linda P. Summey, Monroe Kathleen M. Sutton, Fayetteville Rena O. Sutton, Franklin Martha L. Svoboda-Sidelnick, Asheville Joyce D. Swann, Dobson Brenda G. Talbert, Hampstead Barbara H. Talley, Garner Betty C. Tarantelli, Greensboro Brenda H. Tayloe, Wilmington Anna D. Taylor, Charlotte Vann R. Taylor, Raleigh Ann A. Teague, High Point Keena M. Teague, Apex Louine H. Teague, Ocean Isle Beach Judy F. Tedford, Lansing Jeffrey L. Thomas, Durham Jane J. Thomas, Winston-Salem Suzanne S. Thomasson, Hamptonville Tonya K. Thompson, Shallotte Lynne D. Thornton, Raleigh Barb A. Thorson, Statesville Belva K. Tiller, Durham Akira N. Tillery, Greenville Margie G. Tillett, Wanchese Brenda J. Titus, Etowah Carrie C. Tomlin, Stokesdale Judith P. Topkins, Cary Constance T. Tosky, Morganton Sandra H. Totten, Durham Sandra B. Treadway, Beaufort Susan P. Tucker, Eden Loretta G. Tucker, Advance Linda V. Tucker-Gooding, Ayden Barbara J. Tuson, Raleigh Brenda W. Tyner, Wake Forest Sandra V. Tyre, Lilllington Sandra R. Umstead, Apex Marilyn L. Upright, Concord Susan K. Van Wyk, Fleetwood Jennifer B. Vanderford, Clemmons Marsha L. Vick, Wilson Hilton W. Villines, Fayetteville Dorothy J. Villines, Fayetteville Kathleen Vogt, Garner Renee C. Wagner, Gates Karen E. Wagoner, Raleigh Lynda B. Waldrep, Summerfield Gail R. Walker, Boone Janet M. Wall, Winston-Salem Cynthia B. Warner, Reidsville Kathy A. Washington, Apex Rose M. Washington, Eden Mary Jane Wasylak, Indian Trail Frank Watson Jr., Cullowhee Harriett O. Watson, Jamestown Ronda L. Watts, Southport Frances S. Weaver, Winston-Salem Nila S. Wehrenberg, Washington Kathy A. Welsch, Raleigh Melissa E. West, Rosman Ken L. Wheeler, Thomasville Chantal R. Whelan, Wilson Marian Wheless, Raleigh Joy H. Whichard, Morehead City Becky T. Whichard, Hickory Linda S. White, Nags Head Ila A. White, Ruffin Elizabeth A. White, Southern Pines Claire R. Whitehurst, Corapeake Mary F. Whitener, Conover Sharon S. Whitmore, Rougemont Brian A. Whitson, Salisbury Brenda D. Wiard, Henderson Christie E. Wiggs, Rocky Mount Martha B. Wight, Asheville Susan E. Wilcox, Mocksville Nancy B. Wildman, Fayetteville Susan F. Willetts, Winnabow Maryann S. Williams, Fuquay-Varina Susan B. Williams, Clyde David E. Williams, Merritt Robert L. Williams, Currituck Jean M. Williamson, Washington

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Martin County Board of Education, Williamston Morgan Elementary, Gold Hill NC Educational Consulting Inc., Fuquay-Varina Next Day Gourmet, Glendale Heights, IL Norman and Rose Shamberg Foundation Inc, Raleigh Progress Energy Foundation, Raleigh Schwartz & Shaw, PLLC, Raleigh Sprint Foundation, Overland Park, KS State Farm Insurance, Bloomington, IL The North Carolina Arboretum, Asheville Wachovia Foundation, Charlotte WestCare Health Systems, Sylva

Kay L. Willis, Hickory Janice E. Wilson, Apex Sheila F. Wilson, Roanoke Rapids Thomas Arden Wilson, Alliance Dennis J. Wilt, Jacksonville Anita H. Winn, Gates Janet E. Winstead, Elm City Stephanie H. Wood, Statesville Carolyn G. Woodall, Roxboro Judy M. Woodward, Garner Gail A. Woolard, Raleigh Racheal W. Woolard, Newport Brenda L. Wooten, Swansboro Jackie C. Wooten, Bethel Catherine S. Wray, Climax Elizabeth Wright, Winston Salem Willie F. Wright, Fayetteville James L. Wright Jr., Hickory Theresa E. Wuebbels, Clarkton Eileen M. Yahnker, Goldsboro Robin J. Yarber, Eden Denise Yelton, Rutherfordton Linda B. Yoder, Lincolnton Beverly H. Yopp, Sneads Ferry Laura F. Young, Winston-Salem Alison Yount, Hickory

Friends Jewel S. Adams-Williams, Fort Collins, CO Mary Jennette Alford, Zebulon Charles Alligood, Washington Mary H. Allred, Tarboro Renee Alman, Raleigh Nancy E. Anderson, Winston-Salem Elizabeth Angell, Jacksonville Anonymous Constance W Austin, Mooresville Mary E. Barger, Waynesville Lillar S. Barnes, Raleigh Wrenna Barney, Lexington Sandra Bays, Burlington Chris Beaver, Salisbury Sheryl W. Belk, Mount Ulla Gail Bentley, Greensboro Samantha D. Bishop, Cullowhee Robin S. Boulding, Mount Airy Robert and Maria V. Boyd, Wallace Juanita Branch, Morganton Roderick J. Brandt, Cullowhee Ricky L. Brantley, Zebulon Cynthia Breland, Asheville Luann Bridle, Walnut Cove Gladys S. Britt, Southern Pines Robert A. Brogden, Carrboro Christy Brooks, Durham Gretchen M. Brown, Sylva Signe Brown, Durham Mona F. Brown, Fayetteville H. David Bruton, Carthage Beth Bryan, Hillsborough Willie L. Bryant, Raleigh James Burch, Apex Bari Burke, Indian Trail Sue M. Butler, Greensboro Amy G. Byrd, Fayetteville Virginia G. Byrne, Raleigh

Corporations, Foundations, and Educational Institutions Allison Outdoor Advertising, Sylva Alpha Delta Kappa of North Carolina, Holly Springs Anonymous Bank of America Foundation, Charlotte Bayless and Associates Inc., Hendersonville Benefits Choice, Pinehurst C.D. Spangler Foundation Inc., Charlotte Carnegie Corporation, New York, NY Charter Financial Group, Hickory Colfax Elementary, Colfax Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany Inc., New York, NY Cumberland County Schools, Fayetteville Duke Energy Foundation, Charlotte Foundation for the Carolinas, Charlotte GlaxoSmithKline Foundation, Princeton, NJ Golden LEAF Foundation, Rocky Mount Goodnight Educational Foundation, Cary Jewish Foundation of Greensboro, Greensboro K&W Cafeterias Inc., Winston-Salem Leadership Group for the Carolinas LLC, Raleigh

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Catherine P. Herman, Raleigh Helen Hightower, Bahama Bessie Hinton, Sunbury Gerald Hodnett, Wilmington Jeffrey D. Hollamon, Wilmington Carrie A. Hood, Salisbury Elaine G. Hopkins, Mooresville Carolyn W. Horrell, Asheville Ellen Howard, Mooresville Carrie Hubard, Raleigh Joy S. Hudson, Winston-Salem Barbara Hughes, Greensboro Hank Hurd, Fuquay-Varina Elisabeth Johnson, Pittsboro R. Thorpe Jones, Greensboro Kathi Jones, Franklin Mary Kenyon, Mooresville Toni L. Keplinger, Durham Jane Kinny, Charlotte Anne A. Kratzer, Cary Linda Layden, Kill Devil Hills Patricia J. Le Sueur, Durham Rebecca J. Leder, Wilson Donna K. Lee, Goldsboro Donald Loomis, Pink Hill Nash W. Love, Greenville Linda G. Lowe, Wilmington Shayne P. Madison, Clemmons Regina Magaruh, Greenville, SC Sue Maltby, Terrell Rhoda Marx, Waxhaw Deborah B. Masengill, Brevard Jo Whitten May, Advance April D. Mayes, Cullowhee Delane McAlister, Rosman Elizabeth McCallister, Jacksonville Steven McCarn, Yadkniville Charles McConnell Jr., Webster Lea A. McDaniel, Charlotte Reeves McGlohon, Mount Holly Mabel R. McIntyre, Spring Hope Gerald McKinney, Bryson City Rebecca J. McLamb, Wilmington Beryl T. McMillan, Apex Margaret McRae, Glenville Robert R. McRae, Kings Mountain Cory K. Menees, Raleigh Robert E. Merritt, Mount Airy Deborah W. Michael, Sherrills Ford Beryl Midgett, Greensboro Linda L. Minor, Webster Evelyn Monroe, West End Lori A. Morgensen, Concord Barbara Morris, Walkertown Melissa Morrison, Harrisburg Elizabeth R. Morse, Tyron Tracy Lynn Mosher, Durham Ruby S. Murchison, Fayetteville

Honor Roll of Donors

Elizabeth P. Murphy, Raleigh Nancy C. Nathan, Winston-Salem Randi Neff, Cullowhee Diana Newsome, Newton Stans S. Norman, Raleigh Sharman P. Norman, Hendersonville George Norris, Rocky Mount Gwen Norville, Willow Spring Billie W. Odom, Rocky Mount Beth B. O'Neal, Wendell Phyllis E. Parker, Raleigh Robert Larry Parker, Eden John V. Parker, Emerald Isle Keith Parrish, Goldsboro Roger G. Penland, West Lebanon, NH Sandra L. Perrigo, Bryson City Sandra H. Peterson, West Jefferson A. Craig Phillips, Wilmington Eva C. Phillips, Durham Gordon W. Plumblee, Burlington Mary Poole, Emerald Isle Lacy M. Presnell, Raleigh Michael D. Priddy, Greenville Kenille B. Prosser, Wake Forest Barrington Radcliffe, Cullowhee Patty C. Rapp, Colfax Lunsford Richardson Jr. Rowayton, CT Dixie Riehm, Raleigh Amanda Rivenbark, Teachey Sheryl Robard, Jefferson Dawn H. Roberson, Ayden Melissa D. Roberts, Hendersonville Christine L. Roberts, Clayton Carlotta P. Robinson, Williamston Rekenna Rogers, Garner Jeanette Rojeski, Pleasant Garden T. Johnson Ross Jr., Clearwater, FL Jo Ellen Ryan, High Point Jeffrey L. Sasser, Greensboro Yolanda A. Sawyer, Rockingham Robin C. Sawyer, Manteo Virginia J. Schreiner, Durham Susan A. Schultze, Newton Carolyn D. Scoggins, Elizabethtown Mary Settle, Wilmington Marie Shaginaw, Whitsett Joe B. Shuler, Bryson City James and Emilie Simeon, Southern Pines Claryce H. Sinclair, Statesville Ronald Singletary, Jacksonville Hilda H. Smith, Ash Bryan P. Smith, Cape Cateret Constance Smith, Cape Carteret Susan E. Smith, Apex Kenneth Smith, Winston-Salem Bradford and Carolyn Sneeden, Cary Gayle Snyder, North Wilkesboro Billy Stallings, Elizabeth City William P. Steed, Advance Frances G. Stewart, Winston-Salem Betty C. Stillwell, Six Mile, SC Brooke E. Stoeppelworth, Winston-Salem Linda Surratt, Matthews Margaret Sutton, Waynesville Amy L. Swanson, Apex Purnell L. Swett, Pembroke Marvin Ray Tarlton, Marshville Vanessa M. Thomas, Julian Judith P. Topkins, Cary Kathleen M. Trost, Fayetteville Daniel Tylak, Winston-Salem Larry Umberger, Mocksville Barbara VanHemel, Jacksonville Carrie Vann, Clinton Lawrence C. Walker, Yancyville Bertha E. Walker, Fletcher Carol S. Walters, Wilson Sally Walton, Cary Frank Watson, Cullowhee Mary Weaver, Mebane Alden Webb, Rockingham Benjamin A. Webb, Raleigh Henry T. Webb, Albermarle Janie Westra, Jonesville James P. Whitfield Jr., Fuquay-Varina Dianne Williams, Fayetteville Stephen Williamson, Burlington Richard O. Wilson, Sylva Bill Wood, Cary Reilly W. Yount, Hickory

Rosemary Campbell, Raleigh Joanna Caraballo, Shelby Deborah S. Carawan, Apex Gene E. Causby, Clayton Lenis P. Chen, Durham William Churn, Raleigh Rebecca R. Clark, Raleigh Karen A. Clarke, Cullowhee B. Sheila Clendenning, Chesapeake, VA The Hon. Howard Coble, Greensboro Laurie Lu Cressman, Raleigh Betsy Crone, Greensboro Sonya A. Crouch, Murphy Cassandra Crump, Rockingham Bryce and Jayne Cummings, Raleigh Bonnie M. Curtis, Raleigh Glenn W. Deal, China Grove Lori D. Deal-Eckard, Hickory Katie P. Deitz, Sylva Sandra N. Deitz, Sylva Carrol Clayton Deitz, Sylva Sheri Deitz, Cullowhee Kelly Dempsey, Creedmoor Tabitha Dickerson, Jacksonville Jennie Kerr Dishman, Charlotte John Donadio, Hickory Elizabeth C. Dunlap, Sylva Barbara Duplantis, Greensboro Denise Ebbs, Greensboro Donna Edrington, Stoneville Phyllis T. Edwards, Durham Elaine B. Ervin, Salisbury Zora Felton, Raleigh Betty Ann Fisher, Walnut Cove Sandra Fisher, Randleman Kim Fiskeaux, Sylva George and Mazie Fleetwood, Winston-Salem Dudley E. Flood, Raleigh Sharon W. Frazier, Charlotte Suzanne Fulghum, Raleigh Stephen Gibson, Mooresville Rose Marie Gladieux, Flat Rock William L. Gore, Greenville Elaine P. Gouldin, Wake Forest Terry B. Grier, Greensboro Elva A. Hales, Greenville Richard and Janice Ham, Garner Frances Hammer, Belvidere Rachel J. Hamrick, Shelby Cheryl Hargrove, Siler City Linda R. Harper, North Myrtle Beach Randy Harris, Asheboro William Harrison, Fayetteville Carla Hassell, Apex Karen J. Heinemann, Durham Lisa B. Helms, Goldsboro James P. Hendrix Jr., Atlanta, GA

Staff Laurin L. Baker, Cullowhee Alton M. Ballance, Ocracoke Greg D. Bauguess, Sylva Gina Biddix, Sylva Sandra K. Bowling, Webster Gail F. Bradley, Franklin Lynn Brandon, Bryson City Jeff T. Cabe, Sylva Belinda S. Carringer, Franklin Barbara A. Chapman, Franklin Judith E. Clauss, Cullowhee Robin Conner, Whittier Mary Kay Cooley, Cullowhee Renée H. Coward, Webster Wayne Crowley, Waynesville Kay H. Davis, Whittier Steven P. Duginske, Asheville Amy J. Firestine, Sylva Cynthia A. Gary, Sylva Gail M. Geisler, Sylva Debra A. Gostomski, Waynesville Elizabeth A. Gillespie, Bryson City

Honor Roll of Donors

Dee C. Grantham, Cullowhee Susan D. Hagan, Sylva Keith Hall, Sylva Connie F. Hanna, Cullowhee Judy W. Hayes, Sylva Jessica Henson, Cullowhee Jerry Johnson, Cullowhee Greg Johnson, Waynesville Pete Kesselring, Sylva Linda J. Kinnear, Cullowhee Dianne T. Lee, Waynesville David J. Lilly, Cullowhee Barbara M. Macon, Cullowhee Stephen M. Mayfield, Whittier Christy M. McCarley, Cullowhee Mary D. McDuffie, Sylva Tara Melton-Miller, Cullowhee Abby N. Michaels, Cullowhee Regina M. O'Neal, Ocracoke Keith L. Pannell, Sylva Wanda D. Prince, Cullowhee William C. Putman, Franklin Lib Queen, Sylva Joanie R. Queen, Cullowhee Patricia A. Queen, Cullowhee Tricia C. Rayborn, Cullowhee Sheryl Savage, Cullowhee Kay S. Shapiro, Cullowhee Ellen Sither, Waynesville David A. Smith, Cullowhee Frances B. Stump, Cullowhee Jonathan D.Wade, Sylva Nancy E. Watkins, Cullowhee Margaret Watson, Cullowhee Tootie Watson, Cullowhee Donna Glee Williams, Balsam Tina G. Wilson, Sylva David Wojnowski, Cullowhee Henry D. Wong, Cullowhee Samantha D. Bishop, Cullowhee Robin S. Boulding, Mount Airy Juanita Branch, Morganton Ricky L. Brantley, Zebulon Carol W. Breckheimer, Cary Cynthia Breland, Asheville Douglas A. Bridges, Columbus Luann Bridle, Walnut Cove Mary M. Brogan, Whittier Tommy R. Brown, Morganton Kathy K. Brown, Youngsville Mona F. Brown, Fayetteville Gretchen M. Brown, Sylva Bari Burke, Indian Trail John M Burney, Greensboro SuAnn Burton, Warsaw Sue M. Butler, Greensboro Teresa P. Byers, Shelby Cori E. Cagle, Asheboro Amanda C. Cantrell, Durham Joanna Caraballo, Shelby Mary E. Cardenas, Cary Walter Carmichael, Winston-Salem Randall Carswell, Charlotte Carron D. Carter, Raleigh Angela B. Carter, McDonald Martha Causby, Morganton Joan S. Charles, Winston-Salem Susan R. Clark, Raleigh Karen A. Clarke, Cullowhee Wanda F. Corriher, China Grove Nancy S. Cowal, Durham Ann D. Crisp, Hendersonville Vicky L. Crosson, Raleigh Sonya A. Crouch, Murphy Dee Crouch, Hayesville Cassandra Crump, Rockingham Mary K. Cullom, Roanoke Rapids Camille P. Cushman, Raleigh Sara R. Davis, Robbinsville Paula Davis, Forest City Kathleen Day-Ketel, Morehead City Terry Deal, Asheville Lori D. Deal-Eckard, Hickory Tabitha Dickerson, Jacksonville Rebecca J. Dicus, Winston-Salem Diana L. DiFerdinando, Durham Eric K. Dougherty, Newport Margaret Quinn Douglas, Apex Tonya Droessler, Granite Quarry Elizabeth C. Dunlap, Sylva Barbara Duplantis, Greensboro Eric T. Eaton, Columbus Donna Edrington, Stoneville Elaine B. Ervin, Salisbury Larry S. Ezzell, Concord Sue F. Farlow, Climax Jennifer Faulkenberry, Sylva

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Donald Loomis, Pink Hill Meganne E. Lott, Swansboro Mara E. Lovejoy, Lexington Elizabeth W. Malatin, Morganton Sue Maltby, Terrell Chasity R. Markle, Concord Deborah B. Masengill, Brevard Deborah W. Massengill, Four Oaks April D. Mayes, Cullowhee Delane McAlister, Rosman Debra K. McCall, Huntersville Steven McCarn, Yadkniville Donna McDonald, Gastonia Cynthia C. McIntyre, Hickory William H. and Deni G. McIntyre, Winston-Salem Rebecca J. McLamb, Wilmington Marjorie McPherson, Trinity Margaret McRae, Glenville Deborah W. Michael, Sherrills Ford Robin L. Miller, Waynesville Sherry F. Mims, Newton Karen E. Morgan, Candler Melissa Morrison, Harrisburg Elizabeth R. Morse, Tyron Tracy Lynn Mosher, Durham Randi Neff, Cullowhee Donna O. Nesbitt, Matthews Lisa W. Nixon, Trinity Stans S. Norman Sharman P. Norman, Hendersonville Myra M. Norris, Wilmington Anna P. Norwood, Bryson City Cynthia L. O'Daniel, High Point Renee M. Oliver, Pine Level Beth B. O'Neal, Wendell Deborah Darlene Owensby, Landrum Ronald Pait, Albermarle Katherine L. Parker, Franklin Jo Anne Pearson, Fletcher Virginia Politano, Durham Pam D. Pons, Valdese Ray N. Pope, Fayetteville Diana Poythress, Wake Forest Dawn H. Price, Cherryville Rose Marie V. Puncke, Hendersonvile Sarah Pyles, Boone Shirley M. Ramsey, Andrews Patty C. Rapp, Colfax Wesley Revels, St. Pauls Kristie Reynolds, Whittier Sheryl Robard, Jefferson Dawn H. Roberson, Ayden Panze J. Roberts, Charlotte Garrette Robinson, Johnson City, TN Thomas B. Robinson, Beaufort Jeanette Rojeski, Pleasant Garden Sandra Roundtree, Black Mountain

Gifts-in-Kind Donors Penelope Adams, Sylva Deborah S. Aldridge, Old Fort Michael Allen, Canton Michael G. Allison, Andrews Elizabeth Angell, Jacksonville James M. Atkinson, Greensboro Natalie Aylward-Sanchez, Matthews Susan W. Bachmeier, Grover Deborah R. Bandy, Newton Mary E. Barger, Waynesville Wrenna Barney, Lexington Glenn A. Bass, Asheville Martha B. Bateman, Wilmington Tonnie A. Bearfield, Blacksburg, SC Alice P. Beasley, Mooresville Barbara A. Biggerstaff, Gastonia

Dianette Ferguson, Suffolk, VA Sandra Fisher, Randleman Kim Fiskeaux, Sylva Mary E. Floyd, Whiteville Robin Franklin, Durham Nancy B. Frazier, Raleigh Cheryl B. Gamble, Fleetwood Susie Gilbert, Durham Andrew Gilson, Stony Point Katherine Golliher, Candler William L. Gore, Greenville Constance W. Greene, Kings Mountain Kated J. Griesmann, Asheville Virginia P. Griffin, Monroe Richard Scott Griffin, Mount Holly Cynthia Haas, Granite Falls Gwen M. Hall, Asheboro Mary Lou Hartman, Winston-Salem Carla Hassell, Apex Kelly M. Hawkins, Cary Sue E. Hawley, Hubert Cathy C. Hedgepeth, Raleigh Barbara Hege, Welcome Karen J. Heinemann, Durham Beth R. Hembree, Gastonia Donna M. Henderson, Mocksville Gerald K. Herring Jr., Goldsboro Lisa A. Hickman, Cashiers Helen Hightower, Bahama Raymond L. Holder, Kinston Marcia Holland, Clinton Rosena E. Holloman, Raleigh Elaine G. Hopkins, Mooresville Susan B. Hopper, Charlotte Ellen Howard, Mooresville Patricia E. Hudgens, Winston-Salem Joy S. Hudson, Winston-Salem Ann Hughes, Raleigh Andrea Isley, Asheboro Georgia James, Bethel Martha F. Johnson, Rocky Mounty Wylene C. Johnson, Franklinville Terry E. Jones, Winston-Salem Imogene H. Jones, Jacksonville Kathi Jones, Franklin Patricia F. Joyner, Atlantic Beach Stephen E. Kegg, Chapel Hill Laura A. Keith, Creedmoor Nancy E. Kelley-Cram, Wake Forest J. Joyner Kennette, Southern Shore Toni L. Keplinger, Durham Barbara Klein, Albermarle Pamela S. Klingensmith, Greensboro Ashley T. Knauff, Hubert Stephanie Kuykendall, Canton Donna K. Lee, Goldsboro Loveta S. Lewis, Asheville Vickie C. Locklear, Pembroke

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Honor Roll of Donors

Robert R. McRae Jr., Kings Mountain Cory K. Menees, Raleigh Robert E. Merritt, Mount Airy Evelyn Monroe, West End Ruby S. Murchison, Fayetteville Elizabeth P. Murphy, Raleigh NC Educational Consulting Inc., Fuquay-Varina Norman and Rose Shamberg Foundation Inc., Raleigh George Norris, Rocky Mount Gwen Norville, Willow Spring Pasquotank County High School Class of 1956, Elizabeth City Roger G. Penland, West Lebanon Judy and Andy Phillips, Cary Eva C. Phillips, Durham A. Craig Phillips, Wilmington Gordon W. Plumblee, Burlington Lacy M. Presnell Jr., Raleigh Michael D. Priddy, Greenville Wesley Revels, St. Pauls T. Johnson Ross Jr., Clearwater, FL Schoolhouse Partners of NC, Wake Forest Virginia J. Schreiner, Durham Kay S. Shapiro, Cullowhee Joe B. Shuler, Bryson City James and Emilie Simeon, Southern Pines Claryce H. Sinclair, Statesville Ronald Singletary, Jacksonville Susan E. Smith, Apex Guy P. Smith, Lexington Carolyn Sneeden, Cary William P. Steed, Advance Betty C. Stillwell, Six Mile, SC Frances B. Stump, Cullowhee Purnell L. Swett, Pembroke Marvin R. Tarlton, Marshville Richard L. Thompson, Chapel Hill Lawrence C. Walker, Yancyville Carol S. Walters, Wilson Sheryn S. Waterman, Durham Nancy E. Watkins, Cullowhee Frank Watson Jr., Cullowhee Alden Webb, Rockingham Benjamin A. Webb Jr., Raleigh Henry T. Webb, Albermarle WestCare Health Systems, Sylva The Hon. Willis P. and Leona Whichard, Chapel Hill James P. Whitfield Jr., Fuquay-Varina Richard O. Wilson, Sylva GOLDEN APPLE SCHOOLS, 2006­2007 These schools achieved both requirements: four or more teachers in the schools are alumni of NCCAT programs, and all of these alumni made contributions to the 2006­2007 NCCAT Foundation Annual Fund. Fred Anderson Elementary, Bayboro Asheboro High, Asheboro Buckland Elementary, Gates Catawba Intermediate, Catawba Cox Mill Elementary, Concord East Carteret High, Beaufort Easton Elementary, Winston Salem Gateway Education Center, Greensboro Holbrook Elementary, Fort Bragg Hunter Elementary, Raleigh Leakesville-Spray Elementary, Eden Meadowlark Elementary, Winston-Salem Morrison Correctional Institution, Hoffman Nags Head Elementary, Nags Head Newport Elementary, Newport Newton-Conover Middle, Newton North Chatham Elementary, Chapel Hill North Ridge Elementary, Raleigh Pamlico County High, Bayboro Polenta Elementary, Garner Southport Elementary, Southport Stoneville Elementary, Stoneville Timber Drive Elementary, Garner (Tenth consecutive year!) Topsail High, Hampstead Union Elementary, Clinton Vandora Springs Elementary, Garner Waccamaw Elementary, Ash Warlick Alternative, Gastonia West Brunswick High, Shallotte Wintergreen Primary, Greenville

Rhonda R. Rowe, Gastonia Scott Russell, Hendersonville Rebecca Sasser, Salisbury Robin C. Sawyer, Manteo Jennifer V. Sheak, Weaverville Catherine W Shepard, Lansing Janet P. Shisler, Fletcher Teresa H. Sigmon, Hickory Jackie Simpson, Monroe Donna P. Sink, Thomasville Rebecca S. Smith, Franklin Erin Smith, Goldsboro Virginia H. Smith, Ruffian Miranda Spangler, Cullowhee Kay W. Stanley, Wilminton Jennifer C. Stenerson, Hampstead Brooke E. Stoeppelworth, Winston-Salem Linda Surratt, Matthews Margaret Sutton, Waynesville Martha L. Svoboda-Sidelnick, Asheville Karen Taylor, Sylva Sandra C. Terrell, Rutherford College The North Carolina Arboretum, Asheville Alison K. Thetford, Fayetteville Rosemary Thomas, Albermarle Tamera R. Todd, Clemmons Kathleen M. Trost, Fayetteville Katherine Trott, Fayetteville Loretta G. Tucker, Advance Celina C. Turnage, Trenton Susan K. Van Wyk, Fleetwood Melissa S. Walker, Seagrove Patricia Wall, Clemmons Michelle Wallace, Greensboro Alice E. Waters, Marion Mary Weaver, Mebane Mary Lou West, Hendersonville Sherry Wilholt, China Grove Dianne Williams, Fayetteville Sandra K. Williams, High Point Earline S. Williams, New Bern Leslie Willis, Edenton Carla C. Willoughby, Asheville Sharon H. Wilson, Mooresville Elizabeth S. Winborne, Louisburg Gregory W. Wise, Kill Devil Hills Piper Woodring, Boone Alison Yount, Hickory Leslie R. Zarnowski, Hendersonville Susan L. Zucchino, Carthage

Honored Educator and Holocaust Education Donors Mary Jo and Jim Allen, Ahoskie Allison Outdoor Advertising, Sylva Anonymous, Cullowhee Laurin L. Baker, Canton

Alton M. Ballance, Ocracoke Bayless and Associates Inc., Hendersonville Betsy C. Beals, Cary Benefit Choices, Pinehurst Robert and Maria Boyd, Wallace Roderick L. Brandt, Cullowhee Gladys S. Britt, Southern Pines H. David Bruton, Carthage Willie L. Bryant, Raleigh James Burch, Apex Gene E. Causby, Clayton C. D. Spangler Foundation Inc., Charlotte Charter Financial, Hickory The Hon. Cherri and Larry Cheek, Shalotte William Churn, Raleigh Judith E. Clauss, Cullowhee The Hon. Howard Coble, Greensboro Bonnie A. Cook, Dobson Mary Kay Cooley, Cullowhee Renée H. Coward, Webster Cumberland County Schools, Fayetteville Bryce and Jayne Cummings, Raleigh Bonnie M. Curtis, Raleigh Katie P. Deitz, Sylva Sandra N. Deitz, Sylva Carrol Clayton Deitz, Sylva Sheri E. Deitz, Cullowhee George and Mazie Fleetwood, Winston-Salem Dudley E. Flood, Raleigh Rose Marie Gladieux, Flat Rock Terry B. Grier, Greensboro Richard Scott Griffin, Mount Holly Richard and Janice Ham, Garner Connie Hanna, Cullowhee William Harrison, Fayetteville Ted Scott Henson, Burlington Anne K. Hice, Pleasant Garden Jeffrey D. Hollamon, Wilmington Hank Hurd, Fuquay-Varina Jewish Foundation of Greensboro, Greensboro R. Thorpe Jones, Greensboro Phillip J. Kirk, Jr., Raleigh Leadership Group for the Carolinas LLC, Raleigh Dianne T. Lee, Waynesville Linda G. Lowe, Wilmington Regina Magaruh, Greenville Martin County Board Of Education, Williamston Charles McConnell Jr., Webster Mary D. McDuffie, Sylva Reeves McGlohon, Mount Holly Gerald Scott McKinney, Bryson City

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UNC Board of Governors names four to Board of Trustees a number of years he worked at the management level for Two educators with long-standing service in North the Rockingham and Knoxville, Tennessee, operations for Carolina, a well-known oil industry executive, and a TOTAL, a global multi-energy provider with operations prominent analyst of Southern policy and culture have in more than 130 countries. He was elected mayor of been named to four-year terms on the NCCAT Board of Rockingham in 1997 and has been re-elected four times. Trustees. The new trustees are Eddie Byers of Jefferson, Guillory is director and founder of the Program on Wanda Dawson of Kinston, Ferrel Guillory of Raleigh, and Public Life at the University of Eugene "Gene" McLaurin II of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In Rockingham. The appointments addition, he is a senior fellow at were made by the University MDC Inc., a nonprofit research of North Carolina Board of firm based in Chapel Hill and Governors. specializing in workforce and Byers is serving his second economic development. For term on the board. He is the more than twenty years, he was site manager for Western a reporter, editorial page editor, Youth Network and a former and columnist on the staff of The kindergarten teacher. An NCCAT Eddie Byers Ferrel Guillory News and Observer of Raleigh. alumnus, he has been active in Dawson is the associate the North Carolina Teaching superintendent for Pamlico Fellows Program and has served County Schools Administrative as a state co-chair of the NCCAT Services, where she has worked Annual Fund. He was a member for nearly thirty years. She of the faculty of Mountain View also has served as director Elementary School for more than of programs for exceptional twenty-five years. children, assistant superintendent The general manager of for administrative services, and Swink-Quality Oil & Gas speech pathologist. She has been Company, based in Rockingham, a town clerk and mayor of the McLaurin has devoted much of Wanda Dawson Eugene McLaurin II town of Mesic. his career to the oil industry. For

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Holocaust educators to study in Europe A group of twenty-four North Carolina teachers will travel to Germany and Poland this summer for intensive study of the events of the Holocaust. The international seminar is receiving funding support from the Holocaust Endowment of the Development Foundation of NCCAT. The participants will be middle and high school teachers from all over the state who have been active in Holocaust programs in their schools and districts and who have, during that time, also been involved in NCCAT's Holocaust Education program. They will be accompanied by several faculty and staff members from NCCAT. The seminar will take place July 31­August 11. Dr. Jonathan Wade, center fellow and co-director of Holocaust Education programs at NCCAT, said that the seminar was conceived for teachers who have

demonstrated unusual commitment to Holocaust and genocide education. The teachers will learn from world scholars and see relevant sites including significant Holocaust memorials and museums and the locations of the Warsaw and Krakow ghettos. They also will be able to interact with local scholars and survivors. The group will reconvene in Cullowhee in March 2009 for a follow-up seminar. NCCAT's Holocaust Education program began more than twelve years ago. Hundreds of teachers who have attended these seminars return to NCCAT for annual regatherings to share information and teaching resources. These experiences provide opportunities for educators to engage with leading Holocaust scholars in the context of a carefully crafted learning community.

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127 SEMINARS HELD IN 2006­2007

In 2006­07, a total of 5,739 educators from all of North Carolina's 100 counties participated in professional development activities at NCCAT. In the coming year the number of five-day seminars, the center's main activity, will increase by twenty-one percent, from 105 to 127. Residential seminars were offered in the arts and humanities, physical sciences, social sciences, technology, and health and fitness. In addition to these seminars, NCCAT also provided a variety of programs for educators and hosted meetings and conferences for visiting educational groups.

FOUNDATION SUPPORT TOPS $1 MILLION

For the first time, support to NCCAT programming from the Development Foundation topped $1 million in 2006­2007. A combination of grants from corporate partners including Wachovia, Progress Energy, and Golden LEAF, coupled with individual donations, totaled $735,496. Contracted services with school systems totaled an additional $403,000. The grand total for the year was $1,138,496. These gifts, which supplement the annual state allocation, make it possible for NCCAT to serve an ever increasing number of North Carolina teachers.

OUTSTANDING TEACHERS FOCUS ON LEADERSHIP

Some of North Carolina's most outstanding teachers examined the principles of leadership and successful teamwork during a summer seminar. The Teachers of the Year from across the state explored the wisdom of the great thinkers who shaped the American experience, including the founding fathers and Abraham Lincoln. They returned to their schools and communities with a greater understanding of leadership theories and effective team building to inspire positive changes in their districts. NCCAT has provided the "Leadership, Creativity, and Change" seminar for more than ten years.

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SCIENCE SEMINARS EMPHASIZE HANDS-ON LEARNING

In 2006­07, twenty-one NCCAT seminars had the physical, biological, and environmental sciences as their central theme. Teachers who participated in the seminars carried away hands-on experience with emerging scientific techniques. In both indoor and outdoor learning environments, teachers delved into topics ranging from ecosystem balance to wildlife recovery, the aerodynamics of wind tunnels, DNA mapping, forensic science, and more. Seminar activities also focused on geology, meteorology, astronomy, and many other topics to excite and encourage the study of science in North Carolina classrooms.

"CONNECTIONS" HELP TO RETAIN BEGINNING TEACHERS

Studies show that beginning teachers who participate in "Connections" and "Connect to your Future" programs held at NCCAT and in the participants' school districts are retained in the teaching profession at higher rates than state and national averages. These programs are dedicated to improving the quality and effectiveness of the classroom experience and to provide support from accomplished teachers and other mentors. NCCAT's programs for beginning teachers have received major grant support from the Wachovia Teachers and Teaching Initiative and from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation.

PARTNERSHIPS MAKE PROGRAMMING STRONGER

Active partnerships with more than 200 organizations brought new and expanded dimensions to NCCAT programming. Representatives from many of these organizations served as visiting presenters for seminars, bringing a wide variety of expertise. Among the partners were the Public School Forum of North Carolina, NASCAR Research and Development facility, North Carolina Partnership for Excellence, United States Coast Guard, North Carolina Museum of Art, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

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Gala Evening for fundraising Friends and supporters of NCCAT from all over the state traveled to Raleigh for the second NCCAT Golden Apple Gala and Silent Auction held on September 8, 2007. This special black-tie evening, held at the Capital City Club, was a major fundraising event for the year and featured both live and silent auctions, and sponsorships. The opportunity to take home special treasures added drama and excitement to the evening. Travel packages, personal services, sports tickets, art objects, crafts, items for the home and office, and much more went to the high bidders. The fun-filled evening of conversation, music, dancing, and hors d'oeuvres also offered those who attended the satisfaction of knowing they were helping NCCAT grow and enhance its professional development activities for teachers.

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