The Lees-McRae College Alumni Association honored Bobcat alumnae sisters Karol Ogburn Laws ’50 and Jean Ogburn Neal ’52 with the Alumni Service Award at the banquet during Frolic Week this July.
Both Laws and Neal are longtime members of the Alumni Board and active supporters and volunteers for Lees-McRae College.
Karol Ogburn Laws ’50 is a retired medical technologist living in High Point, NC. She is an active member of Grace Community Church.
After more than 20 years on the Alumni Board, Laws will end her tenure this year. She served as chair of the Golden Heritage Society since 2001, successfully leading fundraising efforts for three major projects including the Veterans Memorial in Swank Park, furnishing The Alumni House and the Alumni Finder software project for the Advancement Office. She has been an active participant in Alumni Frolic Week and Homecoming for many years.
Jean Ogburn Neal ’52 retired from medical records work in Guilford County. She is active in several community organizations including High Point Theatre and High Point Museum, volunteering in school and remaining active in the American Health Information Management Association. She is also an active member at Oak Ridge United Methodist Church.
Neal served on the Alumni Board for more than 20 years, participating on the By-laws Committee, Nominating Committee, and leading the Greensboro Alumni Chapter for over 20 years. She is a regular and active participant in Alumni Frolic Week and Homecoming. She will also conclude her service on the Alumni Board this year.
Members of a Lees-McRae College legacy family, both Neal and Laws are advocates, volunteers and annual donors to Lees-McRae College.
“It’s extraordinary the work these two Bobcat sisters have done on behalf of Lees-McRae College. It’s been my joy to work with them over the years,” said Michelle Vance Scott ’86/’90, Assistant Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations.