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Longtime community leader and educator to keynote BCC MLK program
Source Date: January 9, 2013
Retired educator and longtime community leader in Bladen County Rufus Lloyd will be the keynote speaker at this year's Bladen Community College program honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The program will be in the college auditorium at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 17.
A native and lifelong resident of Bladen County, Mr. Lloyd grew up in the Carvers Creek community and graduated from East Arcadia High School. Following high school, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Social Studies from North Carolina A & T State University, a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Fayetteville State University, and a master's degree in Administration and Supervision, also from Fayetteville State.
For the next 34 years he worked as a teacher and administrator in Bladen County Schools, where he earned a reputation for dedication and commitment to the principles of providing a quality education to the county's students.
After retirement, he continued his service to the community as a member of a number of organizations and agencies. He has served as a member of the Elizabethtown Town Commissioners since and on the town's planning board. He has also served in the Elizabethtown Optimist Club; Advisory Board for First Citizens Bank; Bladen County Extension Advisory Board; Bladen County Executive Committee of 100; Bladen County Municipal/County Association; Bladen County Smart Start A Partnership for Children, Inc.; Bladen Community College Foundation; and as a Deacon at First Baptist Church, Elizabethtown. He is also a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.; Cape Fear Lodge #300; Allen Mingo Consistory # 325, Habib Temple #159; and the North Carolina Association of Educators, National Association of Educators, and the Retired School Personnel.
Like Mr. Lloyd, his wife, Gloris, is also a native of the Carvers Creek community and a retired educator. The Lloyds make their home in Elizabethtown.
Mark your calendar for this special event honoring the memory and accomplishments of Dr. King. Everyone is invited.