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Marjorie Bryan Buckley

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Marjorie Buckley is a former teacher and lifelong volunteer who has achieved an extraordinary record of public service. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1962 with an A.B. in Education, she began her career as a teacher in Raleigh, N.C., and in London, England. Later, she joined the staff of former Gov. Terry Sanford and co-founded the N.C. Outward Bound School.

At the University, Buckley was instrumental in founding the Carolina Center for Public Service. The center, dedicated in 1999, focuses on public service initiatives throughout the University and gives North Carolina citizens access to the University’s resources.

Buckley also has served her alma mater as a member of the University’s Board of Visitors, the Carolina First Campaign Steering Committee and the Carolina Women’s Leadership Council, including its executive committee. In 2005, the University awarded her its highest honor, the William Richardson Davie Award. She also received a Distinguished Service Medal from the General Alumni Association in 2005.