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Nancy Farmer (A.B.Ed.'69, M.Ed. '70, Ed.D. '81) given Greensboro College award

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Nancy Farmer

Nancy Farmer (A.B.Ed.'69, M.Ed. '70, Ed.D. '81) has been awarded the Greensboro College Alumni Excellence Award. Farmer attended Greensboro College from 1965 to 1967 before receiving her degrees from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Farmer has been a teacher, counselor, assistant principal, consultant and associate superintendent, working with all levels of public schools and in the Department of Public Instruction and the U.S. Department of Defense Dependents Overseas Schools. In retirement, she has worked with low-wealth schools and led the Principal Executive Program for two years.

Farmer was honored by Greensboro College during the school’s Annual Alumni Luncheon in March. The Alumni Excellence award is given to an alumnus “who has contributed service and achievement as humanitarians and/or professionals in their chosen endeavor.” College President Lawrence D. Czarda presented the award.

Farmer has served as president of many education organizations and has been on the board of the UNC-Chapel Hill Alumni Association and its Board of Visitors. She now serves on the School of Education’s Alumni Council, the board for The Hill Center in Durham and the board of the SECU Family House, affiliated with UNC Hospitals. She lives in Chapel Hill.