MARIAN NELSON McLAWHORN 

P. O. Box 399
Grifton, NC  28530
Home: (252) 524-3113

EDUCATION

  • Educational Leadership and Supervision Certification, 1997, East Carolina University
  • Master in Library Science, 1988, East Carolina University
  • B. S. in Business Administration, 1967, East Carolina University

PROFESSIONAL  EXPERIENCE

  • January 1999 – 2012 – Representative from House District 9, N.C. House of Representatives
  • August 1994 – December 1998 – Media Center Supervisor, New Bern High School
  • August 1991 – July 1994 – Media Coordinator, D. H. Conley High School
  • September 1988 – June 1991 – Instructor and Head of Library Media Technical Assistant Program,
  • Lenoir Community College, Kinston

PUBLIC SERVICE/AWARDS

  • Democratic Whip – NC House of Representatives, 2003-04, 2005-06
  • Mayor, Town of Grifton, 1997 – 1998
  • Commissioner, Town of Grifton, 1992 – 1997
  • Trustee:   Grifton Library Board, 1990 – 1992
  • Grifton Civic Center Board, 1993 – 1997 (Chair, 1994 – 1996)
  • Sheppard Memorial Library, 1990 – 1996 (Board Chair, 1993 – 1995)
  • ECU Master of Library Science Board, 2012
  • 2012 Legislative Above and Beyond Award – North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • 2012 Plaque of Appreciation, The Grifton Area Ministerial Alliance
  • 2011 Legislator of the Year Award – North Carolina Disabled American Veterans
  • 2011 Woman of Achievement Award – General Federation of Women’s Clubs of North Carolina, Inc.
  • 2011 Honorary Member of the Legislative Squadron of the North Carolina Civil Air Patrol
  • 2010 Ben F. Massey Public Service Award – North Carolina Physical Therapy Association
  • 2010 Teacher Quality Partnership Grant – External Advisory Council Member
  • 2010 US Army Freedom Team – Certificate of Appreciation
  • 2009- Present – Pitt Community College Foundation – Board Member
  • 2008–Present – East Carolina Alumni Association – Board Member
  • 2009 East Carolina University College of Human Ecology Centennial Legacy Leader
  • 2008 East Carolina University College of Education Outstanding Alumni and Friends
  • 2007 The Women’s Roundtable – 100 Incredible ECU Women Award
  • 2007 North Carolina Substance Abuse Prevention Providers – “Sticking Your Neck for Prevention” Award
  • 2006 The Pesticide Education Project – Legislative Leadership Award
  • 2006 North Carolina National Guard – Charles Dick Medal of Merit
  • 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011 Greenville-Pitt County Partners in Education – OASIS Exemplary Partner
  • 2005 and 2000 Public Library Directors Association – Library Champion Award
  • 2005 Democratic Women of North Carolina “Star” Award
  • 2005 North Carolina Library Association’s Honorary Membership Award
  • 2004 East Carolina University Educators Hall of Fame
  • 2002 Honorary Member-Epsilon Nu Eta (National Honor Society for the Environmental Health
  • Professional)
  • 2002 Board of Directors – Grifton Lions Club
  • 2001 Cloverleaf Award – Pitt County 4-H
  • 1999 North Carolina Business and Professional Career Woman of the Year

LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEES/STUDY COMMISSIONS

  • North Carolina House of Representatives 2011 – 2012:
  • Appropriations
  • Appropriations Subcommittee on Education
  • Commerce and Job Development
  • Commerce and Job Development Subcommittee on Alcoholic Beverage Control
  • Education
  • Election Law
  • Public Utilities
  • Select Committee on Tort Reform
  • Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services
  • House Select Committee on Methamphetamine Abuse
  • North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control System Study Committee
  • North Carolina Domestic Violence Commission
  • National Conference of State Legislatures – Education Standing Committee
  • Southern Legislative Conference of the Council of State Government – Education Committee

FORMER CHAIR OF NC HOUSE COMMITTEES

  • House Appropriations Subcommittee on Education, 2007-2008 and 2009-2010
  • Joint Legislative Committee on Domestic Violence, 2005-2006, 2007-2008, and 2009-2010.
  • House Education Committee, 2005-2006
  • House Rules Committee, 2006
  • House Education Subcommittee on Community Colleges, 2001-2002 and 2003-2004
  • House University Board of Governors, 2003-2004
  • House Select Committee on Domestic Violence, 2003-2004

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • Ambassador to the Nurse Family Partnership Program – Pitt County
  • Ayden Chamber of Commerce
  • East Carolina University Women’s Roundtable
  • East Carolina University – Master’s of Library Science Program Advisory Committee
  • East Carolina College of Business – Commerce Club
  • Friends of the School of Music, East Carolina University
  • Friends of Laupus Library, East Carolina University
  • Greenville Museum of Art
  • Greenville/Pitt County Chamber of Commerce
  • Grifton Chamber of Commerce
  • Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 7032
  • League of Women Voters
  • Magnolia Arts Center
  • NAACP
  • National Conference of State Legislatures
  • National Order of Women Legislators
  • North Carolina Farm Bureau Federation
  • North Carolina Library Association
  • Pirate Club, East Carolina University
  • Pitt County Arts Council
  • Pitt County Democratic Party
  • Pitt County Democratic Women
  • Pitt County Historical Society
  • Sir Walter Cabinet
  • Winterville Chamber of Commerce
  • Winterville Historical and Arts Society
  • Women’s Forum

PERSONAL

Married to Richard McLawhorn for 48 years, 4 children, 6 grandchildren