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Susan O'Rourke | November 13, 2023

This fall, UNC World View was thrilled to honor two outstanding educators and leaders in global education with the Carol Tresolini Award and the James L. Peacock Award.

Lisa Peele, Recipient of the Tresolini Award and Tiffany Overby, Recipient of the Peacock Award


These awards are granted to educators who have attended UNC World View programming in the past two years and have made significant contributions to global education in their communities. The awards honor two important people who have supported UNC World View’s creation and development throughout its tenure. The Carol Tresolini Award honors UNC’s former Vice Provost of Academic Initiatives, Carol Tresolini, and the James L. Peacock Award honors UNC World View’s former Advisory Board chair James L. Peacock, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Anthropology Emeritus at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Charle' LaMonica (left) and Lisa Peele (right) stand together at the Friday Conference Center.
Charlé LaMonica (left) and Lisa Peele (right) at the UNC World View K-12 Global Education Symposium on October 5, 2023

Lisa Peele of Onslow County Schools was awarded the Tresolini Award on October 5, 2023, at the K-12 Global Education Symposium. Dr. Lisa Peele currently serves as the director of cultural arts and global leadership in the Onslow County School System. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Music and a Master of School Administration degree from East Carolina University and a Doctor of Education degree from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

She began her career in Pamlico County Schools, 25 years ago, serving as an elementary and middle school music teacher, and high school assistant principal. Dr. Peele is proud to have served the Onslow County School System for the past 18 years as an assistant principal, principal, director of cultural initiatives, and director of cultural arts and special projects. Dr. Peele has presented at conferences and provided professional development, globally. She has participated in various UNC World View professional leaning opportunities and programs, including the Global Education Leaders Program. Recently, The University of North Carolina at Wilmington Department of Educational Leadership recognized Dr. Peele with the 2022-2023 Leading with Impact Award for her commitment to leadership, the education profession, and public service.



Charlé LaMonica (left), Tiffany Overby (center), and James Peacock (right) stand together.
Charlé LaMonica (left), Tiffany Overby (center), and James Peacock (right) at the UNC World View Community College Symposium on November 3, 2023

Tiffany Overby was awarded the James L. Peacock Award on November 3, 2023 at the Community College Symposium. Tiffany is an English professor at Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC) which serves students from 93 countries around, and one of the co-coordinators of the college’s Scholar of Global Distinction program. Tiffany appreciates how impactful global experiences and education can be – both for students and instructors—and has participated in a variety of UNC World View programs, including the 2022 UNC World View Global Education Leaders Virtual Conference and the 2017 study visit to South Africa. That study visit inspired her to incorporate more global perspectives into her courses and the All College Read (ACR) program at GTCC. As a result of the success of the 2018-2019 ACR program focusing on South Africa and Trevor Noah’s book Born a Crime: Stories of a South African Childhood, Greensboro’s Public Library adopted the text the next year for its ‘One City One Book’ campaign and promoted the book and global events throughout the city in the fall of 2019.

As co-coordinator of the Scholar of Global Distinction Program at GTCC, Tiffany has worked alongside Lindley Swift to expand the reach of global programming on the campus, support instructors looking to globalize their courses, and lead the Global Education and Literacy Committee. Tiffany and Lindley also collaborate with Dr. Beth Pitonzo, Senior Vice President of Instruction and Vice President of Curriculum Instruction, and Dr. Steve Turner, Dean of the Humanities & Social Sciences, to support global education initiatives across campus.

We at UNC World View celebrate the leadership and accomplishments of Lisa and Tiffany as they promote global education in North Carolina!