Lydia Cardinal graduates from UNC with honors
Lydia Cardinal is the daughter of Jennifer and Chad Penley of Huntersville, N.C., granddaughter of Charlotte and John Groves of Wilton Creek in Hartfield, and the great-granddaughter of longtime Deltaville resident, the late Dorothy B. Metzler. In May 2013, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of North Carolina with a bachelor of arts degree in international studies.
She began her collegiate studies at Appalachian State University (ASU) in Boone, N.C., in September of 2008.
In August of 2010, Cardinal continued her education with a year’s study abroad at Lund University in Lund, Sweden.
In August 2011, she transferred to the University of North Carolina for her final two years of undergraduate study. She has been employed by the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte since graduating from high school, advancing recently to a supervisory position.
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