The Distinguished Alumni Class of 2012 includes Paul Farrar, who earned an associate in arts and science in administration of justice in 1999.
Farrar went on to earn a bachelor of science in criminal justice/sociology from Averett University in 2002 and a master of arts in education, with a history endorsement, from Averett in 2004. He is currently the Southside Tobacco loan forgiveness coordinator, a position he’s held since 2009. In the position, he is in charge of outreach and marketing of the program across its 24 localities.
Under Farrar’s guidance, the program has awarded 100 percent of available funds to qualified college students and seen its allocation from the Virginia Tobacco Commission increase.
He is a lifetime member of Mayo Christian Church in Spencer. Farrar has also served as a volunteer with the Murphy’s Kids Golf Tournament in Greensboro, N.C., and been a member of the Danville Rotary Club.