Campbell University celebrated alumni who truly exemplify the mission of exemplary service at the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner on Oct. 26. The three recipients honored were Susan Lawrence (’79), Gene Lewis (’94) and Kimberly Miller (’07 Law), all of whom are leaders in their respective fields.
Lawrence has become known as a leader in defense information technology and communications systems through her work with Accenture Federal Services. As a managing director in its national security practice, she develops advanced technology systems to deter, deflect and defeat today’s evolving threats. Previously, she served as commanding general for the army’s Network Enterprise Technology Command, led technological functions during military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and worked with the Secretary of the Army and Chief of Staff of the Army to improve cyber and other IT solutions.
Lewis, a graduate of the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business, has a career spanning over 24 years in the Trust and Wealth Management industry with First Citizens Bank and Trust Company. He currently serves as the Managing Director of Trust & Fiduciary Services for First Citizens, overseeing all fiduciary activities within their 18 state footprint.
He currently serves on the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business’ Advisory Council and is an active member of the Trust Education Foundation’s Executive Committee, where he previously held the title of chairman. Additionally, he has been instrumental in helping numerous graduates from Campbell’s Trust & Wealth Management degree program find employment after graduation. Lewis is significantly involved in the Harnett County community as a trustee and member of the Executive Committee for Harnett Health Systems.
Miller, a 2007 graduate of the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, is a trial lawyer at the law firm of Owens & Miller in Raleigh. She represents plaintiffs in the litigation of injury claims, including auto torts, commercial vehicle collisions, wrongful death and premises liability. Miller maintains an “AV” rating by Martindale Hubbell and was selected for the 2017 and 2018 Super Lawyers lists in Super Lawyers Magazine. From 2013 until 2016, she was included in a “Rising Star” list in Super Lawyers Magazine and she is the editor of the NCAJ North Carolina Complaints Manual. Miller is active in the local Wake County Bar, NCAJ and the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, where she serves as chair of the Campbell Law Alumni Association Board of Directors.
Sarah Swain, assistant vice president of Alumni Engagement presided over the dinner. Campbell Voices, Campbell’s student choir, performed for the guests and distinguished alumni. Speakers included President Creed and Will Franklin, president of Campbell’s Alumni Association.
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View a photo recap of the 2018 Distinguished Alumni events at Homecoming 2018.