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May 16, 2011
Dean Melissa Essary Receives Award from General Federation of Women’s Clubs of NC

RALEIGH, N.C. – Dean Melissa Essary was honored Wednesday, May 11, as one of the ‘2011 Women of Achievement’ by the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of North Carolina, Inc. (GFWC-NC).

Dr. June St. Clair Atkinson, North Carolina State Superintendent of Public Instruction and Dean Melissa Essary

At the event, the GFWC-NC honored 18 outstanding women for their significant contributions to the state of North Carolina. These women are pioneers in their professional and community efforts serving as role models for future generations. The Women of Achievement (WOA) award winners are some of the best and brightest leaders in government, business, and nonprofits in the state. Each honoree boasts a career defined by hard work and a commitment to helping others. They have taught us that service is not a duty, but a privilege, and a part of living life to the fullest.
This year’s honorees represented fields such as education, medicine, public service, philanthropy and business.
About Campbell Law School: Since its founding in 1976, the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University has developed lawyers who possess moral conviction, social compassion and professional competence, and who view the law as a calling to serve others. The School has been recognized by the American Bar Association (ABA) as having the nation’s top Professionalism Program and by the American Academy of Trial Lawyers for having the nation’s best Trial Advocacy Program. Campbell Law boasts more than 3,200 alumni, including 2,200 who reside and work in North Carolina. For 23 years, Campbell Law’s record of success on the North Carolina Bar Exam has been unsurpassed by any other North Carolina law school. In September 2009, Campbell Law relocated to a new state-of-the-art building in downtown Raleigh. For more information, visit 

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