Lorie L. Clark returned to CHCCS in September 2022 as Coordinator of Student Leadership and Engagement. The Blue Ribbon Mentor-Advocate program is part of the Office of Equity & Engagement.
Prior to Lorie’s return, she served as the Cultural Arts and Events Manager for the Town of Garner. She worked for over eighteen years, serving as the Blue Ribbon High School Specialist and Equity Specialist. Her responsibilities included working with Blue Ribbon high school students, the Blue Ribbon Youth Leadership Institute (YLI), and the Multicultural Student Achievement Network.
Lorie has deep roots in the community and her family has lived in Carrboro for seven generations, of which she is immensely proud. She received the Orange County Human Rights & Relations Pauli Murry Award in 2018 and was featured in Chapel Hill Magazine’s Women of Achievement for her work with the Hannah Ruth Foundation and local community organizing. Lorie received the 2021 Margaret Rigg Social Justice Award from Eckerd College, her alma mater. Lorie received a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Eckerd College. She is a certified Community Restorative Justice Circle Peacekeeper.
Coordinator of Student Leadership and Engagement
Blue Ribbon Mentor-Advocate
Blue Ribbon Specialist
Terrence Foushee is a Chapel Hill, NC native with a passion for educating youth. He was raised in the church with parents that prioritized service to the community and that has permeated his life since. Terrence lived out those passions as an English teacher at Northwood High School where he taught for 8 years. As an educator, Terrence believes in helping students find their voices via introspective writing and public speaking. He has taught creative writing classes that promote literacy skill development through storytelling and poetry. As the Blue Ribbon Specialist, he looks forward to facilitating the growth of the BR scholars through personal reflection, service learning, and collaboration. The Blue Ribbon Specialist position is a full-circle moment for him, as he was a member of the Blue Ribbon YLI Program at Chapel Hill High School. He appreciates the opportunity to use the service leadership skills he developed from working with Ms. Clark to “pay it forward”.
Terrence is a graduate of North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC where he holds a bachelor’s degree in English Education. He came to teaching after having served for two years with the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps, taking his service to the community mindset from Chapel Hill to communities across the United States. Working alongside various nonprofits and organizations around the Gulf Coast, Terrence and his fellow team members helped rebuild homes devastated by hurricanes, built trails for state parks, and led camping trips with inner-city young people. After his two years of service, he received a Bronze Congressional Award for Community Service and returned to Chapel Hill with a renewed sense of purpose. Terrence lived that purpose through his work at the Street Scene Teen Center, a youth-focused community center, serving as the Weekend Program Director along with his service on the board of the Sacrificial Poets, a youth-serving spoken word poetry organization.
In his free time, Terrence enjoys playing basketball (on the court or on PS4), reading, and watching any television show based on a comic book.