Dr. Betsy Bennett, director of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, has been honored with the title of Tar Heel of the Year by The News and Observer, a North Carolina newspaper.  The award is given to “a strong leader who has had wide and lasting impact in North Carolina,” according to paper.

Dr. Bennett “has a high energy level and a passion for what she does,” said John Drescher, executive director of The News and Observer.  “She is a consensus-building visionary with the people skills of a politician; she was once an elected school board member in another community.  She’s been a highly effective leader of a growing state institution.”

Read the full profile of Dr. Bennett at http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/01/01/1745457/betsy-bennett.html.

has a high energy level and a passion for what she does. She’s hired talented people. She is a consensus-building visionary with the people skills of a politician; she once was an elected school board member in another community. She’s been a highly effective leader of a growing state institution.Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/12/31/1743768/profile-is-worthy-of-honoree.html#storylink=cpy
has a high energy level and a passion for what she does. She’s hired talented people. She is a consensus-building visionary with the people skills of a politician; she once was an elected school board member in another community. She’s been a highly effective leader of a growing state institution.Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/12/31/1743768/profile-is-worthy-of-honoree.html#storylink=cpy
has a high energy level and a passion for what she does. She’s hired talented people. She is a consensus-building visionary with the people skills of a politician; she once was an elected school board member in another community. She’s been a highly effective leader of a growing state institution.Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/12/31/1743768/profile-is-worthy-of-honoree.html#storylink=cpy