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NASW-NC Member Receives The Order of the Long Leaf Pine

Monday, October 2, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Valerie Arendt
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Nancy Martin is a member of NASW.

 

(Hickory, NC) Gov. Roy Cooper has conferred upon Nancy Trivette Martin the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. The Granite Falls Women’s Enrichment Association, which nominated Martin for the award, hosted a reception in her honor on Sept. 26 in the Civic Building on the campus of the William B. Shuford Recreation Center in Granite Falls.  

 

Linda Crowder, Granite Falls Women’s Enrichment Association president, made the presentation.

 

A native of Winston-Salem, Martin earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Women’s College (now UNC-Greensboro) and her Master’s in Social Work from UNC-Chapel Hill. She has served the residents of North Carolina from the coast to the mountains.  She began her career working for Social Services in Person, Caswell, Yadkin, Rowan, and Davie counties. In 1977, she joined the staff at Western Carolina Center (now J. Iverson Riddle) as a social worker. In 1991, Martin was named the Social Worker of the Year. In 1998, she was recognized as an outstanding employee at the center.


She retired from the state in February 2000 and relocated to Southport with her husband. After his death in 2005, Martin decided to relocate to southern Caldwell County. She has become active in local organizations where she can help people.


Martin’s service to the people of North Carolina continued through the Caldwell County Council for Women (where she helps raise funds for scholarships), First Presbyterian Church of Hickory (where she helps screen applicants for financial assistance, Granite Falls Women’s Enrichment Association (which she serves as treasurer), and the board of directors for the Shelter Home of Caldwell County (where she advocates for victims of domestic violence).


Martin has served on the board of the Shelter Home since 2008. During her tenure as board chair, she led a major fundraising/renovation/expansion campaign. In 2012, the Granite Falls Business and Professional Women’s Club recognized her service and dedication to the Shelter Home by naming her the Granite Falls Woman of the Year.  As a member of the Granite Falls Women’s Enrichment Association, Martin promotes the Shelter Home, advocates for breast cancer awareness and works to raise money for scholarships.

The award recipient was married to the late Melvin Martin, who was the director of Social Services in Caldwell and Burke counties. They had a daughter and son-in-law, Dana and George Taylor; a daughter and son-in-law, Ashley and Jody Reid; and a granddaughter Macy Athanasiadis.

 

Published in Hickory Record: http://www.hickoryrecord.com/news/woman-receives-order-of-the-long-leaf-pine-honor/article_3d72797d-0003-58e2-b5b5-aba47d1b33cc.html


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