Physical Education & Health Graduate Assistant Wins Volunteer Award at the YWCA Lower Cape Fear’s Annual Women of Achievement Awards

Physical Education & Health Graduate Assistant Wins Volunteer Award at the YWCA Lower Cape Fear’s Annual Women of Achievement Awards

Rebecca Clark, a graduate assistant in the Physical Education and Health Program, won the Volunteer Award at the YWCA Lower Cape Fear’s Annual Women of Achievement Awards.

Clark is a National Board-Certified public school teacher with 30 years in education. She earned Teacher of the Year at three different schools throughout her career, including numerous Teacher of the Year accolades from Wake County; New Hanover County; and the NC Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance-Sport Management.

Since retiring from the New Hanover County in 2015, she has served on the Virgo Advisory Board and Community Partnership, the Virgo Parent-Teacher Association, the Blue Ribbon Commission and was appointed to the UNCW-New Hanover County Schools Lab Consortium. As a volunteer, Clark acts as the liaison with Virgo administration to identify and assess students’ needs beyond the classroom, as well as connect these students with much-needed support from community organizations. She has been instrumental in planning and coordinating Action Based Learning Camps at Virgo and has assisted with grant proposals to support the camp’s initiatives. She mentors students in the Lion Buddy Program, primarily young women of color, offering support beyond school walls. Her work improving the quality of life for families through her volunteerism is matched by a lifelong commitment to supporting the health and well-being of local youth.

The YWCA Women of Achievement Awards recognizes outstanding contributions and achievements of women and young leaders.