Maynor remembered as advocate for students

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Locklear, Mark. “Maynor remembered as advocate for students.” Laurinburg Exchange (Laurinburg, NC). June 26, 2016


Dr. Waltz Maynor was born in the 1930s in the Red Banks area of Robeson County. He was always interested and dedicated to schools and education.

In 1959, Maynor was awarded a degree in mathematics from Pembroke State University, now the University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNC-P). After that, he went on to teach at the university for a short period of time in the 1960s.

Maynor would go on to teach at Oxon Hill High School, Fairgrove High, Sandhills Community College, Appalachian State University and North Carolina Central University (NCCU). He also earned his masters from Appalachian State and his doctorate from Duke University.

He spent the bulk of his career at NCCU, teaching and serving there in some capacity for 35 years. He also served as the chair of the Department of Education for a time.

Maynor remained in touch with his home and UNC-P throughout the years. Over time, he served in the UNC-P Alumni Board, and he won the UNC-P Distinguished Service Award in 2004. In 1999, he was also appointed to the Lumbee Self-Determination Commission, as he is of Lumbee heritage. Recently, Maynor and his wife Louise pledged $50,000 to the American Indian Studies Department at UNC-P.

Maynor, who had seven children, passed away June 19, on Father’s Day. He was 83. 

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