Greensboro College Honors Three Alumni

"GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The Greensboro College Alumni Association honored three alumni April 11 during the college's annual Alumni Awards/Senior Investiture Convocation.

Betty Jane Farrell "B.J." Williams '58 received the Distinguished Alumni Service Award. Dorothy Calvert "Dot" Ivey '61 received the Alumni Excellence Award. And Benjamin Brodie Roberts '08 received the Young Alumni Award.

The Distinguished Alumni Service Award recognizes continuing service to and interest in Greensboro College by an alumna or alumnus who has also demonstrated outstanding service or accomplishment in his or her community and religious life.

Williams was honored for her volunteer work with the Greensboro Children's Museum, Greensboro's First Presbyterian Church, the Junior League of Greensboro, and Hospice of Palliative Care of Greensboro.

She served on the Greensboro College Board of Trustees from 2001 to 2009 and recently rejoined the board. 

The Alumni Excellence Award recognizes an alumnus or alumna for outstanding service and achievement as a humanitarian, professional or volunteer who has demonstrated commitment, integrity, and success in his/her chosen endeavors.

Ivey, now retired and living in Richmond, Va., was honored for her work as a senior resettlement officer for the U.S. Office of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees in Washington, D.C., Church World Service, and the General Board of Church and Society, which she represented at the 2013 meeting of the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women.

The Young Alumni Award recognizes an alumnus or alumna younger than 35 who has contributed outstanding service and achievement as a humanitarian, professional or volunteer in his/her chosen endeavors, demonstrating commitment, integrity, and success.

Roberts has earned an M.Div. from Duke University and will soon be ordained as an elder in the United Methodist Church.

He was honored for his work as Director of Social Justice at Foundry United Methodist Church in Washington, D.C., where he serves and advocates for those experiencing homelessness and the LGBT community and helps run an identification card program, clothing closet, and ESL classes for new immigrants.

The association also recognized outgoing president Anne Hurd '81 of Greensboro for her service the past two years. She is being succeeded by Karen Anzola '86 of Huntersville, N.C.  

Greensboro College provides a liberal-arts education grounded in the traditions of the United Methodist Church and fosters the intellectual, social, and, spiritual development of all students while supporting their individual needs.

Founded in 1838 and located near downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,150 students from 26 states, the District of Columbia and 10 nations in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and four master's degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features a 17-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and dozens of service and recreational opportunities."

- Press Release

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