Monday, April 27, 2009

Aquarium Director Receives Accolades

NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher Director Donna Moffitt has been recognized as a Woman of Achievement from the Greater Federation of Women’s Clubs. Moffitt was one of 21 outstanding women, including several from the Wilmington area, selected for their significant contributions to the state of North Carolina. These women are pioneers in their professional and community efforts serving as role models for future generations.

The Women of Achievement award winners are some of the best and brightest leaders in government, business, and nonprofits in the state. Each honoree boasts a career defined by hard work and a commitment to helping others. The federation has been recognizing women with this award since 2002.

The General Federation of Women’s Clubs of North Carolina, Inc. is a volunteer organization consisting of over 150 clubs and approximately 5,000 members in North Carolina. Club members support the community through volunteer service.

Moffitt was also recently recognized as “Director of the Month” by the Zoo and Aquarium Visitor website. Read Moffitt’s profile at

Zoo and Aquarium Visitor's goal is to help zoos and aquariums build positive relationships with the public, and increase the number and frequency of people's visits.

Moffitt has been director of the Aquarium at Fort Fisher since 2004. Prior to her position at the Aquarium, she was director of the Division of Coastal Management, a division within the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Moffitt earned her bachelor’s degree in environmental design and her master’s degree in landscape architecture from North Carolina State University. She obtained her juris doctor degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Moffitt is licensed to practice law and landscape architecture in North Carolina.

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