HAMLET — Licensed school social worker Evonne Moore of Rockingham was sworn in Feb. 14 as a new member of Richmond Community College’s Board of Trustees.
Appointed to the board by the Richmond County Commissioners, Moore has worked for Richmond County Schools for 30 years and was named the North Carolina School Social Worker of the Year for 2003-04. She earned a Master of Social Work in 2010 from Fayetteville State University, but she started her educational journey at RichmondCC with an Associate in Science in Human Services.
“I am so excited to have been chosen to serve as a trustee for a college that provided me with the necessary tools and skills to begin my professional career,” Moore said. “As a trustee, I intend to offer my experience and support in whatever capacity needed that would enhance the vision and mission of this community college.”
Dr. Dale McInnis, president of RichmondCC, will be introducing her to the board at the next meeting in April.
“I am delighted to have Evonne Moore join the Board of Trustees. Her knowledge and experience in the educational and human services fields are invaluable and she will be a great addition to the board,” said Claudia Robinette, chair of the Board of Trustees. “I am looking forward to working with her and fellow board members on the continued success of Richmond Community College and its students.”
Moore is a graduate of Richmond Senior High School. After high school she earned her first associate degree in Mortuary Science at Fayetteville Community College before attending RichmondCC. While at RichmondCC, she served as president of the college’s first Human Services Club.
Moore received a Bachelor of Science in Human Services from Gardner-Webb University and a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of North Carolina-Pembroke.
She is a member of many professional organizations and has been appointed to a number of boards and task forces during her career. She is a member of the N.C. State School Social Workers Association, of which she has served as parliamentarian, regional chair of the Southwest Region and hospitality chair. She is also a member of the National School Social Work Association.
She has been serving on the Richmond County Health Board for 21 years, the Richmond County Human Services Health Advisory Board for five years and the Governor’s Safer Schools Task Force, where she represents all school social workers, for seven years. She is a past member of the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council for Richmond County, having served 17 years in this appointment.
Moore is married to Earl K. Leonard of Smyrna, Georgia, and she has two children, Angelique Moore Spencer and Cherice Washington. She has two grandchildren, Christian and Camille.