Chantal Carrie Marie Imani Warfield, a May 2019 graduate of the NC State College of Education, died Thursday, Oct. 31, as a result of a car accident. She loved reading and children, and planned to be a school librarian.
Always willing to lend a helping hand, Chantal was deeply engaged in the college and NC State campus. She is the only student ever to live in SAY Village for all four years. (SAY is a living and learning village that connects NC States with underserved K-12 students for after-school mentoring.) She is also one of only two students to have mentored K-12 students across all levels, from elementary to middle to high school.
In addition, Chantal was active in the Education Council, a leadership development student group; was former president of the Multicultural Young Educators Network (MYEN), which promotes unity among diverse groups of students in the college; completed Passport to Success, an academic enrichment and student engagement program; and was a College of Education Ambassador, a group of highly motivated, informed, energetic and diverse student leaders.
Chantal also was the recipient of the Library Leaders Scholarship, Bryan Knox Memorial Scholarship, College of Education Dean’s Leadership Scholarship, and College of Education Study Abroad Award.
After graduating in May, Chantal became a college advisor at Pender High School in Burgaw as part of the university’s College Advising Corps. After spending two years as a college advisor, she planned to earn her master’s in library science.