Campbell celebrates Founder’s Day with inspirational speaker

January 5, 2010 | Leave a Comment


Buies Creek, N.C.-Professor, therapist, national wheelchair tennis champion-Dr. Harriet Enzor's story is not only an example of courage and determination, but of longevity. Enzor's tenure with Campbell University and knowledge of its history go back a long way. Enzor will be the featured speaker at Campbell's 124th Founder's Day celebration on Wednesday, Jan. 20, at 10 a.m. in Turner Auditorium of the D. Rich building.

"Dr. Enzor was selected to be our keynote speaker because of her many years of good service as a faculty member along with her knowledge of the wonderful history of Campbell University," said Dr. Dennis Bazemore, vice president for Student Affairs. "Dr. Enzor and her family have been a part of Campbell's life for many years and she will be able to share her own Campbell story with our student body."

A victim of paralysis at the age of 14, Enzor was introduced to wheelchair tennis by her cousin Nancy Miliken. She was inspired by the sport and immediately adopted it as another objective on her list of things she wanted to do. But Enzor not only learned to play wheelchair tennis, in 1997 she won both the U.S. Wheelchair Tennis Open and the North Carolina State Championship. She was also accomplishing other goals, including earning a Bachelor of Science degree from Campbell in 1972 and a master's in Counselor Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1975. Prior to joining the Campbell University School of Education in 1991, Enzor worked as a school counselor in the Greensboro City School System on both high school and elementary levels and as a counselor for the Association of Children with Learning Disabilities. Enzor received her Ph.D. in Counselor Education in 1997. Presently, she maintains a thriving practice in psychotherapy as well as her demanding career as an educator.

Founded in 1887, Campbell University is a private, coeducational institution of the liberal arts, sciences and professions offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees. The university is comprised of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business, the School of Education, The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and the Divinity School. The university was ranked in the top tier of "Best Universities in the South" offering masters' degrees by U.S. News & World Report in its "America's Best Colleges" 2010 edition and named one of the "100 Best College Buys" in the nation by Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc.

Photo Copy: Harriet Enzor