Judy Jones, Vietnam veteran and long-time patient care nurse, and teacher of certified nursing assistants. Judy volunteered to go to Vietnam and currently serves as a board member of a Veterans Residential Services organization.
Dawn Turner, international student services coordinator at North Carolina Wesleyan College and two time “teacher of the year” award recipient. A true ambassador. A woman who’s priority is building relationships. A creative passion for students far from home means that young people from some twenty other countries know what it is to be a part of an American family and to have true friends in North Carolina.
Minda Daughtry, a horticulture agent with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, and woman whose zest for living is an inspiration. Her curiosity about the world, her sense of daily opportunity, and her enthusiastic embrace of challenge are intriguing.
Jimmy Garner, a native of NC, who for nearly nine decades has lived to make his community a better place. Car salesman-turned-president of First Bank, and still choir director at his church in Robbins, Jimmy’s story is one of traditional values.
Jeannie Reives, a woman who took over her father’s barber shop after his death, and who’s mission it is to bring a smile and a great haircut to everyone she comes across. From regular customers to inmates, to the elderly, to the mentally ill.
Roscoe Emmanuel is a retired highway patrolman who now spends his time ministering to Native American tribes on reservations out west. Through the non-profit, Native American Christian Ministries of the Carolinas, his is a story of dedicated service.
Larry and Grace Aiken — a husband and wife team whose dedication to serving their community spans more than 50 years together. Theirs is a story of love and service…a story of Singin’ in the Rain and Keepin’ the Music Playin’.
Bonnie is the mother of a special needs child and founder of "Jacob's Friends." Bonnie's story is a story of love, commitment, and inclusion, of helping those who might be considered "different" - and then discovering abundant blessing in return.