Dr. Norman Camp is an educator, environmentalist, political activist, community advocate and NC State University alumnus. He received his Ph.D. in Science Education in 1979, was born in East Raleigh and grew up exploring the Walnut Creek Wetlands. Dr. Camp served as college administrator at three different institutions throughout the Southeast, including holding positions of Dean and Vice Chancellor.
A prominent figure in Southeast Raleigh for over 35 years, he has served as chairman of the South Citizens Advisory Council, a member of the City of Raleigh Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, a member of the Garner Road Development Committee and as Trustee of the Clean Water Management Trust Fund.
One of his greatest passions is his role as chairman of Partners for Environmental Justice, a nonprofit coalition that spearheaded the effort to restore and preserve the Walnut Creek Wetlands and successfully establish an urban wetland education center and park.
Dr. Norman and Betty Camp’s shared passion for the environment, education and social justice has inspired the establishment of this scholarship in hopes that future generations will follow a similar path–one of increasing stewardship and access to the natural world for all people, especially those traditionally excluded from this fundamental human experience of communing with nature.
An anonymous donor established the Dr. Norman and Betty Camp Partners for Environmental Justice Scholarship Endowment to honor the legacy of Norman and Betty Camp and to provide a scholarship award to deserving students. As an alum of NC State University working in the environmental field, the donor has chosen to honor the Camps because of their shared passion for giving back and for promoting stewardship of our natural resources.
Need-based awards from this endowment will be made to a student in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, College of Natural Resources at NC State University who has graduated from a Southeast Raleigh public high school. The award(s) may be renewable based on specific criteria being met.