Gaskins named Distinguished Alumnus of Campbell University

November 4, 2008 | Leave a Comment

Buies Creek, N.C.—Wilmington, N.C., banker Stephen Wayne Gaskins has been named a Distinguished Alumnus of Campbell University at the university’s Homecoming festivities held Saturday, Nov. 1. Gaskins is Chief Investment Officer at Old North State Trust, LLC.

A past president of Campbell’s National Alumni Association, Gaskins is a 1981 graduate of the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business. He and his brother Gene are second generation Campbell alumni, while father Eugene was a distinguished university Reavis Scholar.

Under Gaskin’s leadership, the university’s Alumni Board of Directors moved forward to support projects like the John W. Pope, Jr. Convocation Center, a $34 million sports and cultural arena designed to benefit the entire Harnett County area. Gaskin’s vision for Campbell has also shaped the university in numerous other ways—from the recruitment of new students to the success of additional capital campaigns.

He continues to serve Campbell through his membership on the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business Advisory Council, the Presidential Board of Advisors and both the John W. Pope, Jr. Convocation Center and the Barker-Lane Football Stadium capital campaign cabinets. In addition, Gaskins serves on the Advisory Council for the Campbell Divinity School and the Fighting Camel Club Advisory Board. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Cape Fear Council of the Boy Scouts of America, the Community Foundation of Southeastern North Carolina and the Cape Fear Rotary Club (past treasurer).

Active in his church, First Baptist of Wilmington, Gaskins serves as a trustee and an usher. He is married to the former Karen Forlidas, of Charlotte, N.C. They have a son Charles “Chase” Gaskins.

Photo Copy:  Stephen Gaskins, left and David Russ, right, are pictured with Judge John Tyson of the North Carolina Court of Appeals at Campbell University’s Homecoming festivities on Saturday, Nov. 1. Both Gaskins and Russ were named Distinguished Alumni of Campbell University. (Photo by Bennett Scarborough) 

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Date: 11/05/08