At its June 16, 2021 meeting, the Commission awarded the Allan R. Dameron Legal Internship Award to Amelia Poore. This annual award is given in honor and memory of Allan Dameron who served on the Commission for nearly eight years beginning in 1999, including two terms as Chairman. Mr. Dameron was also a former Dean of the REALTOR Institute, and past president of the North Carolina Real Estate Education Foundation.
Each year, the award is given to a North Carolina law student who has demonstrated an interest in public service and in real estate. Amelia is a rising third year law student at Campbell University Law School where she works with the Stubbs Bankruptcy Clinic and in the law library. Prior to law school, Amelia was an elementary school teacher and, while teaching, also earned her Master’s degree in elementary education and teaching from Meredith College. She is also a graduate of Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English.