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Dinner and Awards Presentation 
Raleigh Marriott Hotel 
November 4, 1982 7p.m 

Wefcome The Honaabie Sara w. Hodgkins, Seaetary 

North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources 

Invocation The Right Reverend Thomas A Fraser 

Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina 

Entertainment Matrix Brass CXiintet 

Remarks The Honaabie Terry Sanfad 

North Carolina Awards Committee 

PresentatKDn The Honorable James B. Hunt, Jr, Coverna 
of Awards State of Nath Carolina 

Following dinner, Coverna and Mrs Hunt will recave ar the Executive Mansion, 
200 Nath Blount Street 

Military Aides, headed by Col Douglas B Whitley, are Nath Carolina National 
Guardsmen who are assigned to Coverna Hunt's personal staff. 

Fanfare aovided by the Matrix Brass Quintet. 

Video by Documentation Program, Department of Cultural Resources. 



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Terry Sanfad. Durham, Chairman 
Dais Betts, Chapel Hill Sam Ragan, Southern Pines 

Elizabeth Koontz, Saisbury H F. Robinson, Cuflowhee 



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created bv the 1961 General AssemDiv fs the highest honor the state can bestow 
on one of her citizens. The men and women who receive this award have made 
outstanding contributions in the areas of science, literature, the fine arts and 
public service. 

Each recipient shares one significant attribute — generosity Each has shared 
skill and insight with others. 

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Nancy Winbon Chase receives the North Carolina Award :n Public Service in 
recognition of exemplary contributions as an elected official and a caring citizen^ Her 
record of commitment to improving farm life, health care and education stands as a 
definition of public service 

Wayne County is the area Nancy Chase represented during her eight terms in the 
North Carolina House of Representatives, and Wayne County is the place Nancy Chase 
has always called home Born on a farm there, she finished high school in Fremont and 
in 1922 married the late John Bryant Chase of nearby Eureka, where she still lives They 
reared two sons. 

Mrs, Chase quickly established herself as a leader in North Carolina's farm com- 
munity For ten years chair of the North Carolina Farm Bureau Women, she served on 
the board of directors of the Farm Bureau Federation and in 1956 received the Bureau 
Award for Distinguished Service to Agriculture In 1964, Progressive Farmer honored 
her as the "South's Most Outstanding Woman of the Year" 

in 1962, Mrs Chase scored several political triumphs. She was named Democratic 
Woman of the Year in Wayne County and the Third Congressional District, and she won 
the General Assembly seat which she held until 1978. Her elertion marked the first time 
Wayne County had sent a woman to the General Assembly A powerful and effective 
legislator she chaired several committees, among them Mental Health, Health and the 
University of North Carolina Board of Governors Nominating Committee She also held a 
number of key appointments, including the chair of the Legislative Study Commission 
on Public Health Services and seats on the Governor's Study Committee on Architec- 
tural Barriers and the Commission to Study Mental Health 

Since leaving the General Assembly Mrs Chase has served on the Legislative Study 
Commission on Mental Health and the Governmental Evaluation Commission, and this 
year she chaired Wayne County's "Committee to Keep the Two-Year Term" She also 
works for historic preservation and other community concerns. 

Her list of honors and awards measures the esteem in which she is held across the 
state. She has received plaques, medals and citations from dozens of organizations, 
ranging from the Arthritis Foundation to the Bicentennial Commission to the North 
Carolina Council of Child Psychiatry She has been Democratic Woman of the Year for 
the state of North Carolina 




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Floyd W Denny, Jr receives the 1982 Nortri (.hmh,,, /w h i m mhk. inr tiis 
outstanding contributions to improving the health of children and young adults 
Internationally recognized as a physician, a researcher and a teacher, Dr Denny has 
devoted his professional life to the prevention of rheumatic fever, respiratory diseases 
and other illnesses which threaten young lives 

A native of Hartsville, South Carolina, Dr Denny earned his undergraduate degree at 
Wofford College and his M D at Vanderbilt University He served his internship and 
residency at vanderbilt University Hospital, then taught pediatrics and preventive 
medicine at Vanderbilt, Western Reserve University and the Universitv of Minnesota. 

In 1960, Dr Denny came to Chapel Hill as chairman of the Department of Pediatrics 
at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, a post he held for twenty-one 
years Alumni Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics since 1973, Dr Denny has earned 
both high praise and official awards for his extraordinary effectiveness as a teacher. 
The Class of 1965 chose him as the recipient of its Professor Award. 

Dr Denny's record as a researcher and a scholar has earned him the esteem of his 
professional colleagues as well He is known for his work on the prevention of rheumatic 
fever, for which he received the prestigious Lasker Award in 1954. However, he is also 
recognized for recent studies of children's respiratory infections, with concentration on 
mycoplasma and viruses He has published dozens of papers and articles on a wide 
range of topics, and he serves on the editorial boards of several important journals, 
including the Journal of Pediatrics and the Journal of infectious Diseases. 

A member of the institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, Dr. 
Denny is past president of the American Pediatric Society the infectious Diseases 
Society of America and the Society of Pediatric Research He belongs to a number of 
other professional organizations as well. Dr Denny is or has been an adviser to 
organizations as diverse as the United States Army and the Biomedical Research Center 
of Cairo, Egypt He also serves on the National Board of Medical Examiners 

Dr Denny and his wife, the former Barbara Horsefield, live in Chapel Hill. They have 
two sons and a daughter 



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Willie Snow Ethndge receives the North Cdn ...._... .:..:._ :„: ;ier 

accomplishments as a writer of style, wisdom dnd lesoundmy humor Her lively 
accounts of her attempts to cope with housekeeping, travel and other trials of day-to- 
day living have brightened many pages and entertained generations of readers, 

Mrs Ethridge comes naturally by the Southern charm which bubbles through her 
books Born in Savannah, Georgia, she attended Wesleyan College in Macon, in 1921, she 
married journalist Mark Foster Ethridge and moved with him as his career took him 
around the country and abroad They came to North Carolina in 1965, when Mr 
Ethridge accepted an offer to teach at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill 
He died last year but Mrs Ethridge still lives in the house they built in Chatham County 
The family tree includes a number of journalistic branches; son Mark Jr is a newspaper 
publisher and journalism professor at the University of South Carolina, and grandson 
Mark III IS managing editor of the Charlotte Observer. 

A newspaper reporter herself early in her career in Macon, Mrs Ethridge published 
her first novel in 1936 As I Live and Breathe is the simple story of a housewife and her 
family in a small town Mrs Ethridge recalls that an agent told her the manuscript 
would never sell, then wrote her triumphantly that the first publisher who read it 
snapped it up Fourteen other books have followed that first success; another a novel 
set in rural Hemingway South Carolina, is in progress. Her travelogues are particularly 
well-known. Several, such as it's Creek to Me and Going to Jerusalem, grew from 
trips she made with her husband Others, including the lively You Can't Hardly Get 
There from Here cheerfully record her merry mishaps on the lecture circuit and 
elsewhere in the United States She has also delved into history and biography Strange 
Fires, published in 1971, tells the true story of the love affair between religious leader 
John Wesley and a young girl in Georgia At the publisher's is Mark Ethridge: His Life 
and Times a chronicle of her husband's career as publisher of the Louisville Courier 
Journal and the Richmond Times Dispatch and his work in Washington and New 
York 

Mrs Ethndge has taught at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia and Lincoln Institute 
in Kentucky A number of schools have awarded her honorary degrees, among them 
the university of Kentucky Ohio Wesleyan University and Mercer University 







R Philip Hanes, Jr receives the North Carolina Award in Fine Arts for his unique 
contributions as friend, patron and promoter extraordinaire of the arts of his native 
state. His unequalled talents and boundless enthusiasm in organizing, nurturing, sup- 
porting and promoting the arts have helped North Carolina earn its international 
reputation as a center for pioneering innovation and sustained excellence in the arts. 

Born in Winston-Salem, Mr Hanes was educated at the Universitv of North Carolina 
and Yale University He returned to Winston-Salem to worl< with Hanes Dye and 
Finishing Company, a firm founded by his father Although still Chairman of Hanes Dye 
and Finishing, he stepped down as President and Chief Executive Officer in 1977 to 
devote his attention to Ampersand, inc., a consulting firm which works extensively with 
arts institutions and other non-profit organizations, 

Mr Hanes began his remarkable record of service to the arts in the 1950s, when he 
became involved with The Arts Council of Winston-Salem, Within a few years, his 
interests led him into the leadership of dozens of local, national and international 
organizations, where he has been particularly effective in encouraging Pusiness support 
for the arts He has held appointments from every governor of North Carolina since 
Terry Sanford and from three presidents of the United States, and he has had a hand 
in guiding organizations ranging from the Winston-Salem Little Theatre to the Kennedy 
Center to the international Spoleto Festival Perhaps his most spectacular accomplish- 
ments, however, have been those closest to home He was one of a handful of business 
leaders who raised a million dollars in a day to bring the North Carolina School of the 
Arts to Winston-Salem, and he continues to be one of the school's strongest 
supporters He is equally vigorous in his support for the Southeastern Center for 
Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, and he is a key figure in the current project to 
revive Winston-Salem's downtown through an ambitious combination of the arts and 
historic preservation. 

Honored many times for his support for the arts, Mr Hanes this year received the 
National Governors' Association Award for Distinguished Service to the Arts, He has also 
received several awards for his work in conservation of natural resources 

Mr Hanes and his wife, the former Joan Humpstone, live in Winston-Salem. 




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Selma Hortense Burke receives the North Carolina Award in Fine Arts for a North 
Carolinian living outside the state The Award recognizes her exceptional achievements 
and international stature as an artist and a teacher of artists. 

Few artists can claim, as Dr Burke can, that all America knows and uses their 
creations Her portrait of President Franklin D Roosevelt is the model for the profile on 
the Roosevelt dime But the wealth of Selma Burke's art reaches far beyond a single 
commission. Her work captures much of the excitement and emotion of the twentieth 
century. 

Dr Burke remembers molding native clay around her home in Mooresville, North 
Carolina, when she was just five years old But her education did not at first point to a 
career in the arts. One of a large family she followed her mother's wishes and trained 
to be a nurse, first at Slater Normal and industrial School (now Winston-Salem State 
University), then at the Saint Agnes School of Nursing in Raleigh. 

Moving to New York City Dr Burke worked as a nurse and studied art at Sarah 
Lawrence College Fellowships enabled her to study sculpture and ceramics in Europe, 
and she received additional training in sculpture in New York, earning a Master of Fine 
Arts degree from Columbia University in 1941. 

Her style has t)een described as neo-classical, and Dr Burke does not deny the 
characterization However, she insists she does not simply capture the likeness of a 
subject; she shades ideas and emotions into her work The commission for the 
Roosevelt profile came in 1943, and she has done portraits of a number of other 
prominent Americans, including civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr, whose statue 
stands in Charlotte, educator Booker T Washington; and union leader A Phillip 
Randolph She has exhibited in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum, 
the Philadelphia Art Museum and other important institutions. This year, she was 
invited by the government of France to participate in an international exhibition 

Founder of the Selma Burke School of Sculpture in New York City and the Selma 
Burke Art Center in Pittsburgh, Dr Burke has taught at Haverford, Livingstone and 
Swarthmore colleges She conducts art clinics across the country and has paid parti- 
cular attention to her alma mater, Winston-Salem State University to which she has 
donated her personal art collection She holds honorary degrees from that school and 
several others 

Dr Burke has also received a number of awards for her art, her community service 
and her work for civil rights. A sampling includes the 1945 Urban League Award, the 
1975 Weidner Prize for Sculpture, and the 1979 Women's Caucus Award for Outstanding 
Achievement in Visual Arts 

Dr Burke lives in Bucks County Pennsylvania 



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