Employees of the Month

Allied Health Coordinator and Spanish Instructor Chosen for January’s Employees of the Month

Bobbie Robertson and Raymond Pullen are the Employees of the Month for January 2019

Allied Health Coordinator and Spanish Instructor Chosen for January’s Employees of the Month

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4057 - Melody Dixon

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Wed Jan 16, 2019

Bobbie RobersonBobbie Robertson, administrative coordinator for Coahoma’s Allied Health Training Center and a January 2019 Employee of the Month, worked at the local hospital for 20 plus years before joining the Tiger family in 2012.

A Sunday School teacher and an overseer for the youth at her church, Robertson describes herself as an outgoing person who prefers to stay occupied. A few things she regularly enjoys includes hanging out with her sisters and leading community activities.

She serves as the co-chair of the local Relay for Life hospital team, the Dazzling Diamonds, which annually sponsors bake sales for fundraising.

“I just like staying busy,” she says. “There used to be a lot of hobbies like sewing and crocheting, but as you get older, you don’t want to do those things anymore.”

Nowadays, Robertson mostly hangs out at her sister’s house. Having played basketball in junior high school, you will find her at Coahoma’s basketball games among other spectators.

“I spend most of my time with my sisters,” she said. “Those are my friends. If there’s a basketball game, we go.”

Robertson is a Clarksdale native and an alumna of Coahoma Community College, as well as LeMoyne-Owen College, where she received her bachelor’s degree in business administration, and Delta State, where she earned her Master of Business Administration.  

At the off-campus Robert Mason Health Sciences building at 901 Ohio St., she is a team player and prides herself on taking initiative with job duties.

Coahoma is a learning institution that doesn’t mind helping someone achieve their dream, she said.

She sees her co-workers as a supportive team.

“Whatever goal and accomplishment you have, they’re always willing to help you and prepare you for that,” she continued. “If I don’t know something, I can always go ask someone else.”

Robertson has five sisters and a brother who resides in Memphis.

Her 2019 wish is for her department, the Health Science division, to successfully pass accreditation when the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, ACEN, visits in the fall.

“I like Coahoma and thanks whoever nominated me for this title,” Robertson added.

 

Raymond PullenRaymond Pullen

Horn Lake, Mississippi native Raymond Pullen has a penchant for learning different languages. In addition to English and Spanish, he is working on French and knows “a good bit of Portuguese.”

Having earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Spanish from the University of Mississippi, he followed in the footsteps of his sister and mom who was an assistant teacher, embarking on his teaching career in Spanish at Coahoma Community College in 2011.

Pullen is grateful for the opportunity to teach and aims to pass along his love for the Spanish language to his students. One challenge he perpetually faces is getting comfortable with each class of new faces at the beginning of the semester.

“I’m a very shy person, so standing in front of a group of students is always difficult,” says Pullen. “I would say the first week is always the most difficult thing and then after that, it’s easy.”

A fond childhood memory he fascinatingly remembers is learning to count to 10 in Spanish from watching Sesame Street as a kid.

The January 2019 Employee of the Month selected from the set of faculty members, Pullen defines himself as someone who is easy to get along with and has good work ethic. Pullen’s hobbies include playing the guitar and doing yard work, two things he enjoys on weekends.

On his refrigerator, he has a list of language-learning goals he hopes to accomplish in his lifetime.

“And eventually, I would like to study for my Ph.D.," Pullen said. "That’s the big one.”