Anita Egerton Parker Scholarship Fund
The following biography was written at the time of this scholarship establishment; some information may not be up to date:
Anita Egerton Parker graduated from Woman’s College (now UNC Greensboro) with a bachelor of science in secretarial administration in 1947. After graduation, she moved to Washington and worked for Capitol Airlines as a secretary. She married Bill Parker in 1948, and in 1949, she began teaching business at the high school level, her introduction to a career that spanned 31 years and encompassed all levels, from kindergarten through high school. She retired in 1990 after spending many years teaching third grade. Anita has a love for libraries, travel, and the performing arts. She and Bill shared these interests with their two children, taking camping trips across most of the United States when the children were young. Later, Anita and Bill’s travels extended to Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, and the Caribbean. Education has been a vital part of all of the Parker family’s lives and through this scholarship they wished to provide opportunities for hard working students to achieve their educational dreams.
Anita Parker passed away in November 2009; Bill Parker passed in April 2015.