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Monday, March 6, 2006

Trustees honor Barbara Meadors with resolution

A resolution honoring Barbara Meadors, wife of Chancellor Allen C. Meadors, for service to The University of North Carolina at Pembroke was approved unanimously at the February 24 meeting of the Board of Trustees.

Chancellor Allen C. Meadors, Barbara Meadors and Board of Trustees Chair Carl Meares Jr.

Chancellor Allen C. Meadors, Barbara Meadors and Board of Trustees Chair Carl Meares Jr.

Board Chair Carl Meares Jr. made the presentation.

“This is a mere token of our appreciation for all you do to make this a great University,” Meares said.

Barbara Meadors supervised the remodeling and expansion of the Chancellor’s Residence to accommodate a wide variety of University events. She hosts a variety of University functions from the Alumni Holiday Drop-in to the Back-to-School social for all employees.

“We couldn’t do this without the extraordinary efforts of our First Lady,” Meares said. Barbara Meadors said she couldn’t do it without the help of many others on campus.

“I could not do this without the help of many people on campus, including Physical Plant, Housekeeping, Sodexho Food Services and Events Planning,” she said. “They carry out the ideas I come up with.”

The resolution was framed and read:

“WHEREAS, Barbara Jane Lentz Meadors has unselfishly served The University of North Carolina at Pembroke as its “First Lady” since July 1, 1999; and

WHEREAS, Barbara has demonstrated her love and enthusiasm for this University, and is recognized and appreciated for her efforts to promote the campus through her generosity to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends; and

WHEREAS, Barbara has diligently encouraged the incorporation of our surrounding communities into the life of this University; and

WHEREAS, Barbara has graciously opened the doors of the Chancellor’s Residence, hosting hundreds of events over the past six years for the benefit of the campus and local community;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that The University of North Carolina at Pembroke hereby honors and expresses its gratitude to Barbara Jane Lentz Meadors for her outstanding service to the University, its students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends and for her loving dedication to the betterment of the Pembroke community.”

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