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In Our Community: DAR honors local educator with award
Dr. Patricia Burd, second from right, was honored with the Mary Smith Lockwood Founders Medal of Education from the Col. William Candler Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. - photo by For The Times

The Col. William Candler Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution honored Dr. Patricia Burd at their September meeting with the Mary Smith Lockwood Founders Medal of Education.

Member and friend Julie Hawk introduced Dr. Burd and National Reporter General Mindy Kammeyer presented her with the founders award. The award focuses on the recipient’s commitment to literacy and education.

Dr. Burd is a longtime educator and, along with her husband, has been dedicated to the perseverance of education in the North Georgia area. Burd served as a middle school counselor in the Hall County School District and a high school counselor for Gainesville City Schools.

She was appointed to the Georgia Student Finance Commission in 2005 by then-Gov. Sonny Perdue and was reappointed in 2010.

She is also a trustee at Greenville College in Illinois, her alma mater. Mary Lockwood Smith was a founder of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution who believed strongly in literacy and education and was a talented writer. Along with Burd’s family, several close friends joined the Col. William Candler Chapter in celebrating her accomplishments.


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