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Alumna Sworn in as Pitt County Judge

Wendy Hazelton

Wendy Hazelton, '97, '06, has been sworn in as Pitt County District Court judge. Hazelton is the first African-American to serve in this position.

Prior to her appointment, Hazelton served as an assistant public defender in Pitt County practicing in both district and superior courts.

Hazelton also served for two years at the Federal Election Commission in Washington, D.C. working on campaign finance law. She also worked on land condemnation matters at the United States Attorney's Office in Miami, Florida for two years. 

As a community member, Hazelton is an active member of the Iota Kappa Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Ayden Rotary Club, Pitt County Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Pitt County African American Caucus and the Democratic Women of Pitt County.

Hazelton holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice and juris doctor from the NCCU School of Law.

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