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Carter receives Distinguished Service Award from Campbell University

February 12, 2009 | Leave a Comment


Buies Creek, N.C.-- Durham resident Harriet Rosser Carter has received Campbell University's Distinguished Service Award from the School of Education for her contributions as a social worker, public school counselor and humanitarian. The award was conferred on Tuesday, Feb. 10, during the Education Convocation on the Campbell campus.

The Campbell alumna is a veteran of 32 years in Social Work and educational counseling. She and husband Winslow Carter, a former missionary to Kenya, have cared for nine foster children and welcomed numerous international students into their home. They have also assisted several international college students with educational, financial and housing support through church, university and Kiwanis Club contacts. In 2006, the couple established a scholarship to benefit education and social work majors at Campbell.

"I think Campbell's Social Work program is so important because it is Christian based and that is the heart of Social Work," Carter said at the time. "With this scholarship, we want to give students like us a head start toward their educational goals."

Harriet Carter graduated from Campbell in 1973 with a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology. She went on to obtain a master's degree in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a school counseling certification from East Carolina University.

Photo Copy: Harriet Carter, left, received the Distinguished Service Award from Campbell University's School of Education. Also pictured are the winners of the Gore Center Servant Leadership awards, Hannah Bowen, center, and Dr. Tatiana Séeligman, right, and Edward M. Gore. (Photo by Bennett Scarborough)