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Linda Burney, Executive Director of Bladen Community College, received the prestigious NC CORD Distinguished Service Award last week at the NC CORD annual conference recently held at Central Carolina Community College.

The award recognizes those who have served the organization and the cause of resource development in NC Community Colleges for many years. It is only awarded when a candidate of merit is nominated. Recipients have distinguished themselves among their peers with innovations, mentoring, team building and meeting significant fundraising goals. Ms. Burney is a past president of NC CORD.

Pictured with Mrs. Burney as she received the award is Bladen Community College President, Dr. William Findt. Dr. Findt was also recognized at the conference for the occasion of his upcoming retirement. Dr. Findt has served for many years as the organization’s liaison from the North Carolina Association of Community College Presidents.