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Chowan University professors honored for community involvement

MURFREESBORO – Academic Affairs celebrated the spirit of service by honoring Carolyn Modlin, Professor of Education, and Lewis Nicholson, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, with the Faculty Excellence in Community Service Award on Tuesday, March 14.

Lewis Nicholson and Dr. Carolyn Modlin have been awarded the Faculty Excellence in Community Service Award at Chowan University. | Contributed Photo

Dr. Danny Moore, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs commented, “Dr. Modlin, and Professor Lewis, and the other finalists are the types of people that Theodore Roosevelt had in mind when he implored an audience to ‘do what you can, with what you have, where you are.’ They have brought those words to light—day in and day out. They have been a catalyst for action, affecting change on campus and improving the quality of life in our local communities.”

Dr. Modlin was recognized for her involvement in the community, to include membership on the Southampton County School Board and Boykins Town Council; Trustee at Boykins United Methodist Church; Head of Nursery at Boykins United Methodist Church; and Tutoring/Reading at Southampton County Elementary Schools.

Professor Nicholson’s community involvement includes membership in the Franklin Black Male Initiative Steering Committee, Halifax Community College Criminal Justice Advisory Board, and Hope Focus Board of Directors; Bible Study Teacher and Curriculum Planner at Eternal Life Church; Mentor for Kappa Alpha Psi Beautification; and Workshop Leader for the Alpha Kappa Alpha Mentorship Program.

Modlin and Nicolson were two of five finalists for the 2016-2017 award. The other finalist were: Thomas Collins, Professor of Sport Management; Timothy Hayes, Assistant Professor of English; and Cynthia Nicholson, Associate Professor of English.