Source: Hickory Daily Record

Suzanne White spent more than three decades of her life in service to North Carolina in her work as a teacher and library director. In recognition of that service, Governor Roy Cooper awarded her the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, North Carolina’s highest award for state service, the Hickory Daily Record reported.

White ended her years of service as the Catawba County Library director which she has held for seven years. Among other notable recipients of the award are Maya Angelou, Charles Kuralt, Bob Timberlake, Doug Marlette, Coretta Scott King, and Dean Smith, the paper reports.

Executive Director of the Catawba County Partnership for Children Kim Lyke Holden praised White’s lifetime of service. 

“Aside from her impressive professional prowess and her unwavering commitment to our community, Suzanne is also just a wonderful person. She is kind and caring, and is always happy to pitch in and contribute to the greater good. She is incredibly smart, yet very approachable and humble. We have been so very fortunate to have her in Catawba County,” Holden said.

Read the full story from the Hickory Daily Record.