The population of the town from where Lindsey Farmer hails, Enfield, NC, is about half the number curriculum students she serves at Sandhills. And being from eastern North Carolina, she considers BBQ a sixth food group – and it must be a vinegar-based sauce, never tomato.
After earning a degree in English from Peace College, Lindsey later earned her master’s degree from East Carolina. She met and married David Farmer (DJ), who is a native of the Sandhills, and they chose to make their home in the area.
DJ is the Dean of Student Services at the college and Lindsey is the Director of Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs. They have a 5-year-old superhero son and a feisty 4-year-old daughter and will soon celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary.
Lindsey says, “It is rare to find a place to work that looks for occasions to celebrate – small things or significant accomplishments. Educational achievements, family milestones, or once-in-a-lifetime cultural moments, we commemorate anything!”
One of the most challenging aspects of her job is staying ahead of the ever-changing federal regulations regarding funding and financial aid requirements for students. “I love what I do because I am able to see the difference an education makes in the lives of students. And I also have a fantastic staff who is passionate about our students’ success and are excellent at what they do.
Like most Southerners, Lindsey is most happy when her toes are in the sand and salt is in the air. She lives for the summer and heads to the beach whenever she can.