As instructors, I believe we initiate and receive the "pay it forward" concept with our students every day. I am a product of the community college system and was one of those non-traditional students. Attempting to maintain the everyday trials associated with a job, home, and family while attending classes in the evening - before there were online courses. Many of my instructors influenced me in ways they will never know. Although I stay in touch with some of them, most will never know how much I truly owe to them. I was challenged to do the impossible, praised for achievements, guided toward asking "what if", and gently counseled when I just did not get it! They encouraged transferring to a 4-year institution and how much brighter it would make my future. How right they were!
Years later, it was one of those instructors who also encouraged me to consider teaching at the community college and I will be eternally grateful. Students are the reason I enjoy it so much. Teaching at the community college level also allows me to "pay it forward" for all that's been given to me. I recognize the same struggles, doubts, frustrations, and late nights that students at HCC are experiencing as they strive for that brighter future. Their future is what it is all about. As an instructor, if I can pass on to students even a small portion of what was passed on to me; it will be worth it all!
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. ~Henry Adams
Professional Certifications / Memberships / Organizations:
CMBS (Certified Medical Billing Specialist), 2005-current date
Medical Association of Billers (MAB)
North Carolina Computer Instructors Association
Travel, reading, photography, and walks on the beach.
AAS Microcomputer Systems Technology, Nash Community College
BS Information Systems, North Carolina Wesleyan College
BS Business Administration North Carolina Wesleyan College
ACA-111 OST-148 OST-131 OST-184
MED-121 OST-149 OST-132 OST-233
MED-122 OST-241 OST-136 OST-244
MED-130 OST-155 OST-286 MED-232
OST-243 OST-159 OST-289
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