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Denderant Jones Burney Memorial Scholarship

Denderant Jones Burney was born on November 25, 1952.  She was educated in the Lenoir County Schools and graduated from Kinston High School in 1971.  She furthered her education by obtaining her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Fayetteville State University and a Master's Degree in Counseling from Hampton University.

Denderant was a God-fearing, God loving servant who gave willingly to help others.  Involved in several service organizations, her commitment to community social action paved the way for her involvement in voter registration, youth and education initiatives.  She retired with over 30 years of service as an educator and counselor for Lenoir County Schools.   She was an employee of Rochelle Middle School and North Lenoir High School both of Lenoir County.   Denderant served on the Committee for Collaboration in the first consolidation efforts for Lenoir County Schools.  Furthermore, she served as President of the Kinston Alumni Chapter of the Fayetteville State University National Alumni Association.   She was a Diamond Life Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and a member of the Kinston Alumnae Chapter. 

The Denderant Jones Burney Memorial Scholarship has been established to support deserving students from Lenoir County. 

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