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Williams Receives CORD Distinguished Service Award


Anne Williams, a member of the college’s Office of Student and Community Engagement staff, was recently presented the Distinguished Service Award by the North Carolina Council on Resource Development.

The award recognizes individuals who have made an extraordinary contribution to resource development within the North Carolina Community College System and the advancement of the profession.

Only individuals who have served in an institutional advancement capacity in the community college system for at least four years and have served in a leadership capacity with NC CORD are eligible for nomination.

Williams has been a member of NC CORD since 1997 and served on the executive committee.

She earned a master’s degree at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and a bachelor’s degree at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She also completed additional studies on the doctoral level in adult and community college education at North Carolina State University.

Before coming to CVCC, Williams served as public relations director for the Hickory City Schools, western office director of the Historic Preservation Foundation of North Carolina, Inc. and executive director of the Historic Salisbury Foundation, Inc.

She has held numerous leadership positions at the college and in the community for the past two decades, including serving on the boards of the Catawba County Partnership for Children Smart Start, Hickory Rotary Club, Western Piedmont Symphony, Cooperative Christian Ministries of Greater Hickory, Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley, Inc., and Hickory Landmarks Society. She also served on Lenoir-Rhyne College’s Visiting Writers Series steering committee and was appointed by Hickory City Council to the Hickory By Choice Committee.

A native of Greensboro, Williams is an active member of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Hickory.

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