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Proud Donor - January 2017

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Ms. Betty L. Payne (Class of 1959)

Retired Educator  

Betty Payne

The Betty L. Payne Endowed Scholarship is open to students meeting Fayetteville State 

University academic requirements and without

regard to ethnicity, age, sexual preference, religion, undergraduate or graduate status.

  • Bachelor of Science Degree - Fayetteville State Teachers (University) College
  • Master of Arts in Education Degree - Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC
  • Elementary and Junior High School Teacher - Rocky Mount, NC School System
  • Junior High School Counselor - Rocky Mount, NC School Sysem
  • Elementary School Counselor - Edgecombe County, NC School System
  • High School Counselor - Nash County, NC School System
  • Student Services Department Chairman/School Counselor - Nash-Rocky Mount School System
Civic Engagement (Present)
  • Fayetteville State University National Alumni Association - Life Member
  • St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Food Pantry Volunteer
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Omega Iota Omega Chapter - Charter Member
  • Galilee Ministries of East Charlotte - Council Member
  • Ivy Hall Arts and Health Foundation - Member and Program Chairman
  • Wayman W. Williams Distinguished Alumni Award (2014)
  • Kiwanian of the Year, University City Kiwanis Club, Charlotte, NC (2005)
  • City of Rocky Mount, NC named street -Payne Court (2002)
  • North Carolina Outstanding Secondary Counselor of The Year Award (1995)
  • Rocky Mount, NC Area Human Relations Commission, Service to Humanity Award (1993)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Discovery Learning Award (1982)
  • Miss Alumni (1960)
  • Rocky Mount Mental Health Association Scholarship Award (1967)
  • The March of Dimes, "Outstanding Volunteer Services" certificate (1969)
  • Featured Work as school counselor published in "North Carolina Public Schools Journal" (1969); Also, received letter of commendation from Dr. Rudolph Jones, President of Fayetteville State University
  • Rocky Mount Jaycee Organization, "Runner-Up Outstanding Young Educator Award" (1970)
  • Listed in Who's Who in South and Southwest (1972, Edition)
  • Listed in Who's Who of American Women (1973, Edition)
  • Selected: "Outstanding Secondary Educator of America" (1974)
  • Listed in Personalities of The South (1974, Edition)
  • Governor James Hunt, "Certificate of Appreciation as "As Special Volunteer" (1982)
  • "Named Fellowship" Award by The American Association of University Women, Rocky Mount Branch (1978)
  • Received: The Rocky Mount Pan-Hellenic Council, "Meritorious Service Award"
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Chi Omega Chapter, "Outstanding Service Award" (1978, 1979); "Outstanding Leadership Award" (1983); "Service Award" (2004)
  • Governor James B. Hunt, Governor's Conference on Leadership Development for Women Award (1978)
  • J.W. Parker Junior High School Faculty Nominee for Rocky Mount City Schools, "Human Relations Award" (1981)
  • National Association of Colored People Sustainers Program, "Outstanding Woman of America", presented in Cincinnatti, OH (1981)
  • Received: Georgia Institute of Technology Discovery Learning Award (1982)
  • Listed in The International Historical Society of Who's Who in Fraternities and Sororities (1983)
  • Received: Rocky Mount Business and Professional Women's Club, "Outstanding Career Woman Award" (1983)
  • Received: Rocky Mount Voices Organization, "Community Service Award" (1985)
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Rocky Mount Alumnae Chapter, "Volunteer Service to The Youth of our Community" Award
  • "Certification of Appreciation for Volunteer Service," Governor James Martin (1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992)
  • Received commendation for "Volunteer Service," Rocky Mount Edgecombe County Community Development Corporation
  • Recipient of the "Enhancement of Women Award," sponsored by The American Association of University Women, Rocky Mount Branch (1988), nominated by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Chi Omega Chapter (1988)
  • Rocky Mount Area Human Relations Commission, "Service to Humanity Award" (1993)
  • Fayetteville State University National Alumni Association, "Meritorious Achievement Award," presented at Atlanta, Ga. (1994)
  • North Carolina, "Outstanding Secondary School Counselor of The Year Award," presented at Charlotte, NC (1995)
  • North Carolina Wesleyan College, The Dunn Center for Performing Arts, "Certificate of Appreciation" for volunteer services (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001)
  • Fayetteville State University National Alumni Association, "President's Certificate of Appreciation," for outstanding service (1999)
  • Fayetteville State University National Alumni Association, "Certificate of Appreciation" for Outstanding Service" (2000)
  • Selected by Dr. Willis B. McLeod, Chancellor of Fayetteville State University for the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education, "Distinguished Alumni Award," presented at Washington, DC (2001)
  • City of Rocky Mount, "Appreciation Award" for twenty-three years of service rendered to the Rocky Mount Housing Authority (2001)
  • Rocky Mount, The Episcopal Church of The Epiphany award for "Dedication and Service" (2001)
  • Fayetteville State University National Alumni Association, Rocky Mount Chapter, "Service Award" (2001)
  • Rocky Mount City Council named a street, "Payne Court," located in the Whatley Cove Community (2002)
  • Kiwanis Club of Charlotte at University City, "Distinguished Service Award" (2003)
  • Kiwanis Club of Charlotte at University City, "Kiwanian of The Year" (2005)
  • Featured: in Charlotte, "University City Magazine," as a volunteer to area children and youth (2005)
  • Rocky Mount, The Moore Family Philanthrophy Award, "Extraordinary Teacher/Guidance Couselor Award" (2013)
  • Received: Fayetteville State University National Alumni Association, "Waymon W. Williams Distinguished Alumni Award" (2014)
  • Listed in: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Chi Omega Chapter, Timeless Service Through The Years 1925-2014, history book (2014)
Fayetteville State University/Alumni Service
  • National Alumni Association Member (1959-Present) Life Member (2004)
  • Served as "Miss Alumni" (1960-61)
  • Contributed two bricks to Bronco Plaza
  • Contributed cost of band uniform to music department
  • Made donations to athletic department, scholarship funds and music department
  • For several years, made financial donations to support Chancellor's Brunch at CIAA Tournament
  • Attended numerous Alumni conventions in the states of North Carolina, Virginia, New Jersey and Georgia
  • Member: Rocky Mount Chapter of Alumni Association (1959-2001) president (1998-2001) initiated Appreciation Banquet (1999); coordinated bus trips to University basketball games; assisted with fund raising activities at local and national levels
  • Served: Freshman Orientation/Fall Motivational Youth Task Force Program (1998)
  • Member: Chapter Chapter (2002 - Present) vice president (2002-2004)
  • Participated in the Fayetteville State University's Fraternity for support of the Chancellor's Investment 136 Campaign (2004)
  • Queens Alumni Chapter (2009-Present); Chapter Charter Member (2009)
  • Inducted: Senior Academy (2009)
  • Provided flyers about Fayetteville State University in the family reunion gift bags; family attendance from fourteen states (2014)
  • Assisted with feeding of basketball teams when they played Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte
  • Along with Rocky Mount Chapter, provided Christmas social and gifts to students from the Rocky Mount Area who attend the university
  • Escorted a tour to the University campus for students enrolled in the Future Teachers Program at Rocky Mount Senior High School
  • Participated in the annual summer social event for graduating seniors and parents in the Mecklenburg School System planning to matriculate to the University in the fall. 
  • University Recruiter: North Mecklenburg High School, Mecklenburg County, NC (2015)
  • Completed funding: The Betty L. Payne Endowed Scholarship (2016)




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