Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - firstname.lastname@example.org
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College is proud to announce its April 2017 faculty and staff Employees of the Month.
Honored as the faculty Employee of the Month is Glynda Duncan of Clarksdale, MS.
Duncan received a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Arkansas and a master’s degree in English Education from Delta State University. She is also a Delta Area Writing Project Fellow & Consultant.
For nearly a decade, she worked as a newspaper reporter and editor, specializing in sports and feature stories. She was recognized as the first woman in the nation to serve as a sports editor for a daily newspaper during her tenure at The Searcy Daily Citizen in her hometown of Searcy, AR.
After moving to Clarksdale, she worked as the city editor for the Clarksdale Press Register before joining CCC in 1987 as the Director of Public Relations.
In 2000, she became a full-time faculty member at CCC.
During her tenure, Duncan has been honored as CCC’s 2014 Humanities Teacher of the Year; 2005 William Winter Scholar; and 2009 Dr. Evelyn Webb Outstanding TYCAM Scholar of the Year.
She is also a contributing author for two English textbooks – “For Our Students” and “For Our Students Expanded Version.”
“I like to see the ‘light bulb’ moment when students had previously been struggling and then they “get it” and realize they can do the work,” Duncan said. “I also love all sports and enjoy cheering for all the athletes at the games.”
Duncan feels honored to be recognized as Employee of the Month.
“It is a privilege; I feel validated,” she said. “My favorite perk, however, is my parking space sign “Employee of the Month”—I love that!”
Duncan is a passionate University of Arkansas alumna and a die-heart Razorback fan.
In addition, she enjoys singing soprano in her church’s choir, watching movies, reading, and spending time with her great-nieces and nephews. She is also an animal lover and enjoys “pet-sitting” for the community.
Honored as CCC’s staff Employee of the Month is Shanelle Frazier of Clarksdale, MS.
Frazier received an associate’s degree in Computer Science from CCC, a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from Mississippi Valley State University, and a master’s degree in Mass Communications from Arkansas State University.
She joined CCC in 2010 as the Distance Learning/Dual Enrollment Coordinator.
She currently works in CCC’s Office of Financial Aid as the Student Employment Coordinator.
“What I enjoy most about my job is the ability to serve families and help them get money for college,” said Frazier. “The words ‘financial aid’ are scary enough, and I firmly believe that it takes a patient and friendly person to sit down with a student and his or her parents and assist with the FAFSA. …That is what I provide, and I do it with a smile.”
Frazier said she is elated to be recognized as CCC’s staff Employee of the Month.
“I'm ecstatic to be named Employee of the Month,” she said. “It gives me another reason to smile.”
Outside of the work, Frazier enjoys serving at her church—The City of Truth of Clarksdale; volunteering at the local after-school program Spring Initiative; and getting fit with CCC’s Fit for Life.
The purpose of CCC’s Employee of the Month program is to recognize and reward faculty and staff who exhibit work and behaviors that support and further the mission, goals, values and initiatives of Coahoma Community College.
Each Employee of the Month winner receives a picture, a designated parking spot, a shirt from CCC’s Bookstore, a hair style or cut courtesy of CCC’s Cosmetology/Barbering Department, marquee announcement and website recognition.
CLICK HERE to learn more about CCC’s Employee of the Month program or to submit a nomination for next month’s nominees.