Long-time Campbell adjunct instructor dies

Mr. Benjamin Stewart, a long-time adjunct instructor in the Campbell University English department, passed away Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008.

Stewart received his Bachelor of Science degree in English Education from Campbell College in 1965, launching an impressive 39 year tenure as an English teacher at Pine Forest High School in Fayetteville, N.C. He also worked for several years as an instructional specialist for the Cumberland County Board of Education and served as the site director for the North Carolina Writing Project at Pembroke State University.

In 1983, Stewart received his master’s degree in English Education from Campbell University. Stewart returned to Campbell in 1986 as an adjunct instructor for the English department, where he continued to teach through the fall semester of 2007. Over his extensive teaching career, Stewart participated in several professional organizations, including acting as president of the North Carolina English Teachers Association and as a board member of the National Council of Teachers of English.

Stewart is survived by his wife Rue, Campbell University’s endowed scholarship coordinator. Visitation will be held at O’Quinn-Peebles Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. Saturday. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6 at the First Baptist Church in Buies Creek. Burial will be in Buies Creek Cemetery.