If you walk past Lynch Auditorium in the business school this month, you may notice a tribute to Annabelle Lundy Fetterman, co-founder of the Campbell University Lundy-Fetterman School of Business who passed away on Aug. 22.
She and her late husband, Lewis Fetterman, helped found the School of Business in 1983 to give students in the Southeast the opportunity to study business and free enterprise economics. Today, the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business boasts nine premier undergraduate degree programs and two innovative graduate programs. Nearly 12,000 Business School alumni live and work in North Carolina’s Triangle region.
In honor of its namesake, the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business created a tribute display for students to learn more about Annabelle’s remarkable life. She was adventurous, especially for a woman of her era. She became a pilot. She was a musician. She was also a CEO and Chairman of the Board for a leading NC manufacturer. She served as a Trustee for Campbell University as well as a member of the Presidential Board of Advisors.
Throughout her life, Annabelle received significant recognition for her business achievements and extraordinary community service. Working Women Magazine named her one of America’s Top 50 Women Executives. The North Carolina Business Hall of Fame honored her successful career with an induction. She received the State of North Carolina’s highest honor when inducted into the Order of the Long Leaf Pine.
Through their generosity, Annabelle and her husband have created and supported numerous scholarships for our students – past, present, and future. The family also endowed the Lundy Chair of the Philosophy of Business, which provides considerable support for programs, events, and student opportunities. Their daughter, Molly Held, continues the family’s rich tradition of support of Campbell University by serving as a current Trustee of the university.
“Our school is fortunate to be named after an adventurous person that was a pioneer for women, a highly successful executive, and a pillar in her community,” said Dean Kevin O’Mara. “Mrs. Annabelle Fetterman provides a wonderful role model for all LFSB students. She will be missed, but her impact will continue through her legacy.”