SOURCE: National Notary Association

April 06, 2007 12:53 ET

North Carolina Secretary of State Makes Donation to Law School Scholarship Fund

Elaine Marshall Received Check From National Notary Association as Recipient of March Fong Eu Achievement Award

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 6, 2007 -- North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall, the 2006 recipient of the NNA's March Fong Eu Achievement Award, presented a $1,000 check to the Campbell University School of Law for a scholarship fund in honor of her late husband.

The Award is given annually to the individual who, in the judgment of the Association's Executive Committee, has done the most to improve the standards, image and quality of the office of Notary Public. It is named for its first recipient -- former California Secretary of State March Fong Eu.

Each year, the NNA gives the recipient of the Achievement Award a $1,000 check to award to the educational institution of the honoree's choice. Marshall chose the Sol Marshall Scholarship Fund established at the law school. Marshall presented the check to Campbell Law School Dean Melissa Essary and Executive Associate Dean Keith Faulkner at an event March 14.

At the check presentation, held at the Radisson Hotel in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, NNA Executive Director Tim Reiniger congratulated Marshall after she officially presented the award to the deans.

"We were pleased to present Secretary Marshall with this award, and are excited to see the check go to such a worthy cause," Reiniger said. "Marshall has pioneered a standard for electronic notarization in North Carolina, rendering documents more secure and reliable than ever, and has been a vital partner in our efforts to further professionalize the office of Notary Public."

Secretary Marshall also was honored for her successful efforts to update North Carolina's Notary Public laws, including provisions that strengthen the fraud-fighting role of the Notary through tougher identification requirements and new specifications for the official Notary seal.

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Founded in 1957, the National Notary Association (NNA) is committed to the professional development of Notaries throughout the United States by providing education, support and advocacy. The NNA also educates lawmakers, businesses and state officials on best notarial practices, and leads efforts to make necessary changes in state and federal statutory framework. The Association has more than 300,000 members and offers nationally accredited Notary education programs. For more information, go to www.nationalnotary.org.

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