Goldsboro native honored at Campbell University

Buies Creek, N.C. – Kristin Michele Whatley, of Goldsboro, N.C. received the Campbell University School of Education Outstanding Social Work Student award at the school’s convocation ceremony on Friday, Feb. 11.

Whatley is completing her senior social work internship at the Adult Services Department of the Harnett County Department of Social Services. After graduation she plans to obtain her Master of Social Work degree and continue in the social work profession specializing in Adult Case Management.

As a Campbell student, Whatley has been active in numerous organizations, serving as chairman of the Weekends and Off Campus Committee of the Student Government Association Activities Board and on the Campus Activities Board, planning and implementing campus events.

As chairman of the Social Work Club, Whatley led students in several service projects for the Harnett County Teens as Parents program and the Harnett County Department of Social Services. Other projects Whatley is helping to facilitate this year through the Social Work Club are an information session on gang awareness to be held during March as part of Social Work Month and a food and clothing drive to benefit a Harnett County homeless shelter. Whatley has also served as a volunteer with the Epilepsy Foundation for several years.

The School of Education’s annual convocation service recognizes both new and transitioning students, alumni and friends of Campbell University who have made outstanding contributions to the school.

Dr. Eugene Sumner, visiting professor and Field Coordinator for the Department of Social Work, presented the award to Whatley.


Photo Copy: Kristin Whatley receives the Outstanding Social Work Student award from Dr. Eugene Sumner at Campbell University’s Education Convocation held Friday, Feb. 11. (Photo by Bennett Scarborough)