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McNeill chosen as CCCC Educational Office Professional of the Year

McNeill chosen as CCCC Educational Office Professional of the Year

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Debra McNeill (left), of Sanford, has been chosen as the Educational Office Professional of the Year ... (more)

06.23.2008Admin, Faculty & Staff

SANFORD - Debra McNeill, of Sanford, has been selected as the Central Carolina Community College Educational Office Professional of the Year by the college's Association of Educational Office Professionals.

She was presented with the award during the CCCC AEOP Awards Day, held April 30 at the Oriental Palace, in Sanford. McNeill served two terms as the organization's president, 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 and also received the Past President's Award.

McNeill has been the Basic Skills secretary at the college's Jonesboro Center for almost seven years. She has served at the District 7 and state levels of the North Carolina AEOP.

McNeill is now in the running for the Educational Office Professional of the Year for District 7, which includes Asheboro City Schools and Anson, Lee, Moore, Montgomery, Randolph, Richmond, Scotland, Stanly, and Union county school districts and community colleges. That winner will be announced at the district meeting in the fall.

The North Carolina AEOP is a 2,800-member professional organization for all educational office support staff statewide. Each of its 14 districts selects an EOP of the Year and the statewide winner is selected from among them. That winner will be announced at the NCAEOP Conference in March 2009.

At its Awards Day, the college's AEOP also installed new officers: Martha Youngblood, administrative assistant to Dr. Stephen Athans, dean of vocational and technical programs, is the new president. Brenda Willett, retired telecommunications administrative assistant, is the president-elect. Zhyra Barber, administrative assistant at the college's Lee County Small Business Center, is the vice president. Kay Faucette, administrative specialist/facility coordinator at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center, is the treasurer, and Charlotte Baggett, administrative specialist for the Continuing Education Department, is the secretary.