Many of you knew “Carol” personally, but for those who did not have that pleasure, you may find the brief chiropractic life sketch interesting.
Carol was a certified Chiropractic Assistant, Chiropractic Nurse and Radiology Technician through the ACRRT. For years, she was active in the North Carolina Chiropractic Association’s (NCCA) programs. She served within the NCCA by teaching office procedures, insurance relations and also served as president of the ladies auxiliary and the NCCA’s Chiropractic Assistant Association. During her tenure, Carol was recipient of many NCCA outstanding service awards. She was instrumental in developing the American Chiropractic Registry of Radiology Technologist.
After working in the Hall Clinic as office manager for years, Carol, as wife of a chiropractic state board member, began gratuitously, helping the North Carolina State Board of Chiropractic Examiners with the clerical duties of administering the licensure exams. She was later asked to become a regular employee, and continued in this position for over 30 years. Carol represented the values of hard work, generosity, and integrity throughout her life. While working for the Board of Examiners, she seldom if ever took any vacations, just choosing to accept time from legal holidays and an occasional weekend.
Mrs. Hall guided the chiropractic state agency through many years of political and statutory changes. When she started with the agency, the Board had unfunded financial needs. It was through her frugal organization and management that Carol was able to turn around the agency’s financial balances which became the envy of other state licensing boards. The North Carolina Chiropractic Board of Examiners became a model for other state and national licensing boards.
Carol’s work ethic was above reproach and in the last years with the Board she spent 10 to 12 hours a day, six and sometimes seven days a week at her desk. She loved her job and often referred to the candidates and licentiates as “My Doctors.” She knew most all the doctors in North Carolina by sight and name. She was on the phone helping some office almost constantly. She organized the Board of Examiner’s meetings, tests, and managed public inquiries and complaints. She also set up hearings, provided instruction for hearing officers, maintained financial and management duties along with multiple meetings. In addition, she wrote questions for Chiropractic Assistant and Chiropractic Radiologic Technologist and still found time for family and grandchildren. She was a gem and her pin is the only Chiropractic State of Examiners Lapel pin with a diamond.
Personally, Carol enjoyed Needle Point, Painting and was also Past Worthy Matron of Wright G Campbell Order of the Eastern Star in Concord. She was a loving, hugging, wife, mother and Grandmother. (Affectionately known as Gangie)