Burns named Campbell University Distinguished History Alumnus

Buies Creek, N.C.—Tommy Burns received the Distinguished History Alumnus award from Campbell University on Saturday, Oct. 30, during Homecoming Weekend festivities. A native of Shelby, N.C., Burns has served as the Lillington, N.C. Town Manager since Dec. 2006.

Burns graduated from Campbell in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts in history and went on to obtain a master’s degree in business from Campbell’s Lundy-Fetterman School of Business. Burns received a graduate certificate in Municipal and County Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Government in 2008, and is scheduled to receive a Master of Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in spring 2012.

Active in civic and professional life, Burns is president elect of the Lillington Kiwanis Club and serves on the board of directors of the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Regional Task Force at Fort Liberty. In addition, he is a member of the North Carolina City and County Management Association and Omicron Delta Kappa national honor society.

Burns is married to the former Kamie Reaves (’03) of Angier, N.C. They have a son Eli, 2.


Photo Copy: Distinguished History Alumnus Tommy Burns and Dr. James Martin, chair of the department of Government, History and Justice.  Photo by Bennett Scarborough