On February 28, 2014, Wanda Campbell Clay celebrated her retirement with family and friends. At her celebration, she received The Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award from North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory. This award is the highest award that is given by the state of North Carolina to a civilian. She also received a combined award from North Carolina State University Chancellor. Dr. Randy Woodson and Governor Pat McCrory. This award was from the College of Agriculture Science and the Cooperative Extension Department for 30 years of service.