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Jernigan Named '10 Support Staff Member

Rebecca Jernigan, executive secretary for the college’s social sciences, physical education, health and education departments, was named the college’s 2010 Support Staff Member of the Year.  

Jernigan has been an active member of the Support Staff Association since she joined the college staff in October 2000. She served as president of the Support Staff Association from 2008 through 2010 and vice president from 2006 through 2008.  

She also serves as assistant to the director of the Multipurpose Complex.  She currently serves on the Support Staff Association History Scrapbook Committee and has served on the Advisory Committee Appreciation Dinner Planning Committee, Globalization Committee, and Professional Development Committee. She has taught College Student Success courses and recently received a CVCC Teaching Fellowship to teach the course during PREVIEW, a two-day new student orientation experience in July. She is active in various fund raisers and student community service efforts.

Jernigan earned a bachelor’s degree at Auburn University in Auburn, Ala.

“It’s a true pleasure to present Rebecca with this award,” said CVCC President Dr. Garrett Hinshaw. “She exhibits a positive attitude day after day, no matter what the circumstances. She is a goodwill ambassador for CVCC who walks the walk and talks the talk, making positive contributions everyday to our students, co-workers and visitors.”   

She is a repeat winner of the award, receiving it in 2005 and 2008.

Jernigan and her husband, Ron, attend Christ United Methodist Church in Hickory. They have two adult children.


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