NAFUSA Past President Margaret Currin was presented with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine at Campbell University Law School on October 15, 2016, during the Law School’s 40th Anniversary Celebration. The honor, among the most prestigious presented in the State of North Carolina, was signed by Governor Pat McCrory.
Currin served as the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina (1988-1993). Currin was the first student to matriculate into Campbell University’s brand new law school in the fall of 1976, graduating second in her class, cum laude, 1979. After law school, she served as a legistrative assistant and counsel to U.S. Senator John Tower. She returned to Campbell Law in 1981 as an assistant dean and associate professor. Following her time as U.S. Attorney, Currin returned to Campbell Law and remained until her retirement in May 2013.