Betty McCain

Title: Political Party and State Official (Retired)

Location: Wilson, NC United States


  • Inductee, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement (2018)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, Marquis Who’s Who (1995-2016)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in the World, Marquis Who’s Who (2007-2015)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in America, Marquis Who’s Who (1996-1999, 2005-2014)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in American Politics, Marquis Who’s Who (1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010-2011, 2013)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who of American Women, Marquis Who’s Who (1997-2011)
  • Recipient, The William Richardson Davie Award, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2018)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Woman Award, North Carolina Governor’s Conference for Woman (2010)
  • Recipient, The North Carolina Award (2006, 2009)
  • Recipient, International Founders Award, Eta State North Carolina, Delta Kappa Gamma Society (2005)
  • Recipient, Service to Mankind Award, Wilson Sertoma Club (2006)
  • Honoree, Distinguished Alumna, St. Mary’s Alumni Association (2005)
  • Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International (2003)
  • Honoree, Outstanding Wilson Citizen of the Year, Wilson Red Cross (2004)
  • Recipient, Citizen of the Year Award, Wilson Chamber of Commerce (2001)
  • Recipient, Ruth Coltrane Cannon Award for Historical Preservation, The Historic Preservation Foundation of North Carolina, Inc. (2000)
  • Recipient, School of Design Award, NC State University (2000)
  • Recipient, Holderness-Weaver Award, UNC Greensboro (1999)
  • Recipient, Pinnacle Award (1997)
  • Recipient, Flora MacDonald Scottish Heritage Award (1995)
  • Recipient, Carpathian Award, North Carolina Equity (1995)
  • Recipient, Alumni Distinguished Service Award, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1993)
  • Recipient, Award, North Carolina Jaycees (1979, 1985)
  • Recipient, Women in Government Award, North Carolina Jaycees, The United States Junior Chamber (1985)
  • Recipient, Community Service Award, Downtown Business Associates Club (1977)
  • Honoree, Democrat Woman of the Year, State of North Carolina (1976)
  • Recipient, State Award, North Carolina Heart Association (1967)
  • Recipient, State Award, Easterseals (1967)
  • Honoree, The Order of the Old Well, University of North Carolina (1952)
  • Honoree, The Order of the Grail-Valkyries, University of North Carolina (1952)
  • Recipient, Morrison Award, Roanoke Island Historical Association
  • Honoree, The Order of Long Leaf, Governor Robert Scott & Governor Jim Hunt
  • Recipient, Wilson Award for American Cities
  • Recipient, Heroes Hall of Fame Award, American Red Cross
  • Recipient, Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights, The Democratic Party


  • Honorary DHL, UNC Greensboro
  • Honorary LLD, Barton College
  • Honorary LLD, Wake Forest University
  • Honorary LLD, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Honorary LittD, University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • MA, Columbia University
  • AB in Music, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Coursework, St. Mary’s Junior College

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