Beatrice Bailey Hill, of Lillington, N.C., was recently honored by Campbell University's School of Education at the Education Convocation on Feb. 14. Hill was the first recipient of the Distinguished Service Award, an honor recognizing those who have made numerous contributions to their professions and communities. Dr. June Atkinson, N.C. State Superintendent of Public Instruction, was the featured speaker at the convocation. Atkinson spoke on the importance of the role of education and jobs that serve people. The School of education also includes concentrations in psychology, Family and Consumer Science and Social Work. A long time educator and a Harnett County Commissioner, Beatrice Hill's contributions to education and the quality of life in Harnett County have made a positive impact on those she has served. She taught social studies and English for over two decades in the Harnett County School System at Anderson Creek Junior High School and has served as a county commissioner for 16 years. She has also served as vice chair of the board since December 1992. Hill graduated from North Carolina A&T State University with a Bachelor of Science degree and a master's degree in education. She has played an integral part in many county development projects such as encouraging new business and enhancing individual rights by supporting the county's purchase of new voting equipment.
Photo Copy: Harnett County Commissioner Beatrice Hill receives the Distinguished Service Award from Campbell University's School of Education. Hill is the first recipient of the award, which was presented by Dr. John Roberson, vice president of Marketing and Planning for Campbell. (Photo by Scott Capell)