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Golden Eagle Named to North Carolina Commission

Yvonne Simmons Pettis

Yvonne Simmons Pettis, ’62, was appointed to the North Carolina Chief Justice Commission on Professionalism in January 2018. She is one of six new members on the commission established by the North Carolina Supreme Court in 1998. 

Pettis currently operates her own real estate company, Von Pettis Realty, in Charlotte.  She began her successful real estate career in 1979.

Pettis is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Black Political Caucus Chairman’s Award, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.’s Regional Community Service Award and the Eula Edmonds Glover Award.

She also was named to the Order of the Longleaf Pine by former North Carolina governor Beverly Perdue in recognition of her lifelong community service at NCCU in 2013.

Pettis holds a bachelor’s degree in business education from North Carolina Central University. She received a master’s degree from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

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