Our Student and Alumni Success

Recent Graduates

Morgan Gardner – Marines

Christina Tomlinson - starting MA/grad program in History at University of MIssouri-Kansas City

Alumni Success

KATHERINE STRAND ACHTER (B.A. ’06) teaches at a Christian school while pursuing an M.A. in History at the University of Rochester (New York).

PEPE AGUILAR (B.A. ’03) has been employed as a police officer by the City of Dunn, North Carolina.

DUSTIN BAKER (B.A. ’97) has been employed as a social studies teacher in both public and private school settings. He presently teaches at Franklin Academy in Wake Forest, North Carolina, and was our department’s 2008 Distinguished History Alumnus Award recipient.

BOB BARKER (B.A. ’65) is a very successful entrepreneur in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina. He was our 2004 Distinguished History Alumnus.

HEWITT A. “BUDDY” BROWN, JR. (B.S. ’66, Ed.S. ’89) was employed as a teacher, coach and principal in the Harnett and Cumberland County, North Carolina, public schools during the period 1966-2000. He is an avid historian with particular interests in North Carolina’s Celtic heritage and the War Between the States. His wife Brenda is a Campbell alumna. Buddy was the recipient of our 2007 Distinguished History Alumnus Award.

TEDDY J. BYRD (B.S. ’85) administers two Nationwide Insurance agencies in Harnett County. He is a Colonel in the Army National Guard and chair of the Harnett County Board of Commissioners. In 2001, he received the Department's Distinguished History Alumnus Award.

KENYA DAVIS-HAYES (B.A. ’98, M.Ed. ’00) earned a Ph.D. in American Studies at Purdue University. She has taught United States History in China and at Campbell as an adjunct. A Los Angeles native, she teaches at Pacific Baptist University in Riverside, California. Kenya was our 2005 Distinguished History Alumna. In 2007, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed her to the California Humanities Council.

HUNT DUNLAP (B.A. '89) earned a Master of Library Science degree at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. He also holds a Master of Divinity degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Hunt had this to say in correspondence:

"My B.A. in history prepared me well for graduate study. I continually look back to my time at Campbell and am grateful for the professors who challenged me intellectually and who set high standards....I have noticed in recent newsletters that professors have been presenting papers at national and regional forums and have been publishing articles in journals. This is encouraging!"

Hunt is employed at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois. He recently completed a book entitled Open Source Datbase Driven Web Development: A Guide for Information Professionals. The work includes a history of software development.

JEFFERSON CLAY "JEFF" EASLEY (B.A. '84) is a commercial banker. The recipient of our 1995 Distinguished History Alumnus Award, Jeff had the following to say about his degree:

A successful banker today must have in-depth knowledge on a variety of subjects. Federal and state regulatory agencies and laws affect all businesses but few more than banks. In order to make sound decisions on a timely basis, bankers must be creative and insightful. The ability to transition from one idea to the next is a must. My degree in History helps me to be versatile and open to new ideas and to determine key issues quickly. Campbell's Department of Government and History is an excellent place to obtain these important tools." Jeff is married and the father of two sons.

DANIEL ENTZMINGER (B.A. ’00, J.D. ’03) is an attorney in Greenville, North Carolina, who in 2006 ran as a candidate for district court judge in Pitt County.

TRACY EFIRD (B.A. ‘02) earned a fellowship to pursue graduate work in History at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. During the summer of 2001, she interned at the North Carolina Transportation Museum at Spencer, North Carolina.

CLARISSA GALVIN (B.A. ’06) completed her Juris Doctorate at Appalachian School of Law (ASL) in Grundy, Virginia. She served on ASL’s Moot Court Board and is a member of Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity. She also won the "Angela Dales Spirit of ASL Award" for her first year class. During the summer of 2007 Clarissa worked with Legal Aid of North Carolina.

JASON GREENAWALT (B.A. ’03) works as a civilian employee for the Pentagon in Washington, DC. He is pursuing at Master of Public Policy degree at George Washington University. Jason was our 2006 Distinguished History Alumnus recipient.

ANTHONY HARRINGTON (B.A.’ 85) teaches history at Central Carolina Community College in Sanford, North Carolina. He holds a Doctor of Education degree from North Carolina State University and received the 1993 Distinguished History Alumnus Award.

TED HENSON (B.S. ’69, M.Ed. ‘80) has been employed as a teacher and administrator in a number of North Carolina school districts; he has also served on the staff of the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching in Cullowhee, North Carolina. Ted has received numerous teaching accolades and in 2001 was awarded a Doctor of Education degree from Western Carolina University. He was the recipient of our 1999 Distinguished History Alumnus Award.

JODI HILDEBRAN (B.A. ’05) graduated magna cum laude from Wake Forest University School of Law. She is presently employed by Allman, Spry, Leggett and Crumpler in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

JEFF HOLMES (B.S. ’93) worked for the Secret Service as a Special Agent in Washington, DC. He now resides in Lexington, North Carolina.

JAMES “JIM” HUMPHREYS (B.A. '85) taught Government and History classes at Sampson Community College in Clinton, North Carolina. He earned an M.A. at North Carolina State University and taught at a number of high schools before moving on to the community college level. Jim went on to complete a Ph.D. in History at Mississippi State University, and presently teaches Southern history at Murray State University in Kentucky. He recently published a biography of Southern historian Francis Butler Simkins. Jim received our Distinguished History Alumnus Award in 1996.

KEVIN TODD JOHNSON (B.A. ’86) was the curator of the Johnston County Museum in Smithfield, North Carolina, and the author of the Picture Book of Johnston County. He was also a contributing editor to Architecture in Wake County (1995). He received an M.A. in History from North Carolina State University in 1991. Mr. Johnson was the recipient of the 2002 Distinguished History Alumnus Award.

SAMUEL WESTON “WES” JOHNSON (B.A. ’01, J.D. ’04) practices law in Elizabethtown, North Carolina.

MARK G. MAYER (B.A. ‘92) earned a Master of Arts degree in History at North Carolina State University. He completed a Ph.D. at the University of South Carolina and taught at Coastal Carolina University in Conway. South Carolina.

JASON OSBORNE (B.A. ’95) completed an M.A. in Classical History at East Carolina University. He is now pursuing a Ph.D. in Classical Studies at the University of Iowa.

JOSEPH WILLIAM POWELL, JR. (B.S. '82) is a teacher and coach at Coats-Erwin Middle School in Erwin, North Carolina. He obtained his M.A. in History from East Carolina University and has written and researched numerous articles about the history of eastern North Carolina. Joey received our 2000 Distinguished History Alumnus Award.

BEN LOGAN ROBERTS (B.A. ‘01, J.D. ’04) serves as a staff attorney for the Smithfield office of North Carolina Legal Aid.

LINDA MOORE ROBINSON (B.A. ’71) earned her M.D. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a family physician in Coats, North Carolina. Linda received our Distinguished History Alumna Award in 1997.

TIMOTHY M. YOUNG (B.A. '00) is a Senior Researcher with the Office of Development at Duke University. In 2003, he earned a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies degree from North Carolina State University, with concentrations in International Studies and Political Science.

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