Lynn White Blanchard ’85, ’89
Director, Carolina Center for Public Service
Lynn Blanchard received her master of public health and doctorate degrees from the Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC-Chapel Hill, where she serves on the faculty in Health Behavior and Health Education. After graduating from East Carolina University, she began her professional life as a public school teacher in Wake County, and after graduate school she was associate director of Family Support Network of North Carolina, held faculty appointments at UNC-Chapel Hill and Pennsylvania State University, and directed an award-winning community initiative in eastern Pennsylvania. Currently, she oversees development of the Center, including the APPLES Service-Learning, Buckley Public Service Scholars and Faculty Engaged Scholars programs. She teaches the undergraduate course Philanthropy as a Tool for Social Change, and on the national front, she was co-director of Faculty for the Engaged Campus, an initiative of Community-Campus Partnership for Health and currently serves on the executive committee on the Council for Engagement and Outreach of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). In 2016 she was inducted into the National Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship. In spring of 2019, Blanchard received the prestigious C. Knox Massey Award for her “unusual, meritorious or superior contributions” to the University. In fall of 2019, Marjorie and Walter Buckley honored Blanchard by endowing the Lynn White Blanchard Community Service Scholarships.