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Donna Lynn Pate, American counselor. Provisional licensed counseling and teaching, North Carolina Department Public Instruction. Named Buncombe County Teacher of Year, 1995, Creative Teacher of the Year, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, 1996.


Pate, Donna Lynn was born on December 10, 1957 in Asheville, North Carolina, United States. Daughter of Lawrence Veal and Imogene (Shope) Pate.


Student, University North Carolina, 1978. Bachelor of Science, Minot State University, 1980. Postgraduate, Western Carolina University, since 1995.


English teacher, Max (North Dakota) Public Schools, 1980-1983;English teacher, Communicative Disorders Owen H.S., Black Mountain, North Carolina, 1984-1997;middle school counselor, Buncombe Cmty. School, Swannanoa, North Carolina, since 1997. Chairperson School Improvement Team, Asheville, North Carolina, 1993-1997.


Volunteer donor American Red Cross, Asheville, since 1982, Western North Carolina Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome project, Asheville, since 1993. Chairperson of board Loving Food Resources, Asheville, 1994-1997. Secretary, board directors Western North Carolina Recovery Center, Asheville, 1995.

Member American Counseling Association, American School Counselor Association, North Carolina Association Educators, Peer Helping Association, Pi Gamma Museum.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, golf, reading, racquetball.


Married Kevin West, December 26, 1972 (divorced March 1985).