Betty Oxendine Mangum '60
Betty Mangum received an award as one of North Carolina's 2006 "Women of Achievement" from the General Federation of Women's Clubs. She was honored for her service as an educator and a community leader in North Carolina over the past 30 years.
In 1977, she became the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI) director of Indian education and, in 1996, a consultant in compensatory education in the Title One Migrant Program. From 1998 to 2002, she served as a Wake County commissioner and worked with N.C. Association of County Governments and the N.C. Triangle-J Council of Governments.
Mangum is a N.C. Educational Fellow. She received her M.A. degree from N.C. Central University. She began her career as an elementary school teacher in Michigan, and she also taught in Iowa and Nebraska.
She is a native of Pembroke, N.C., and a Lumbee Indian. Her father, Dr. Clifton Oxendine, as the first dean of what was formerly called Pembroke State Teacher's College.
Mangum has led many educational projects that reflect on the contributions of Native Americans in North Carolina, including the N.C. Museum of History's "Year of the Indian," the N.C. Natural Science's "Native Peoples" book, the N.C. Musuem of Arts American Indian exhibit and N.C. Public Tv's "Roanoke Island" production. She is author of DPI's Indian Education Guide. Her honors include the Raleigh News & Observer's "Tar Heel of the Week," UNCP's Distinguished Alumni Award and WTVD-TV Durham's Peggy Mann Award for Community Service.
Mangum is president of the Pinehurst Newcombers Club, coordinator of the children's Sunday school program at Pinehurst United Methodist Church and is a board member with Moore County Friend to Friend. Her husband Al, is manager of radio station WLHC 103.1 FM in Sanford/Pinehurst, N.C.
Updated: Wednesday, March 7, 2007
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