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CFCC Burgaw Center director receives governor’s volunteer service award

Tammie Parris

Tammie Parris (left) is presented the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award by Pender County Public Information Officer Tammy Proctor.

Burgaw, NC – Cape Fear Community College is pleased to announce that its Burgaw Center Director, Tammie Parris, received the 2022 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award. This April, Parris was recognized as one of two outstanding Pender County volunteers by the North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service.

The Governor’s Volunteer Service Award, established in 1979, honors people who demonstrate concern and compassion for their neighbors by making a significant contribution to their community through volunteer service.

“Pender County is pleased to honor Tammie Parris for her selfless dedication to the Greater Topsail Area Chamber of Commerce and Pender Education Partnership,” said Tammy Proctor, Pender County tourism director and public information officer.

Parris volunteers in numerous organizations, including the Greater Topsail Area Chamber of Commerce as chairperson of the board of directors. Parris also serves as president of the Pender Education Partnership, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit foundation, that awards scholarships and teacher mini-grants in Pender County Schools.

“We are so proud of Tammie and her consistent efforts to serve Pender County,” said CFCC Vice President of Economic and Workforce Development John Downing. “She is dedicated to the betterment of her community and truly believes in the power of education.”

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