Nancy Blackburn is February 2014 Employee of the Month
Nancy Blackburn is being recognized as the Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College, February Employee of the Month. Blackburn is a graduate of Belfry High School and Bryant and Stratton Business College, Louisville, KY where she received her business training. Blackburn recently celebrated her 19 year anniversary as a Southern employee. She joined the staff in January 1995 as an Administrative Secretary in Student Support Services, a position she still holds today. Blackburn describes her job as maintaining data entries, purchasing, travel and tutoring records. But she says she also has the opportunity to get to know the students. Blackburn says that this is the best part of her job, “I care about our students and love to see them succeed, especially the ones who are apprehensive about attempting college.” She also comments that she has co-workers “going the extra mile to help others”. Her coworkers describe her as someone who enjoys working with the students, always kind and courteous and as someone who takes great pride in her work. Much of her time away from the college is spent volunteering at her church. She serves as church clerk, member of Hospitality and Décor Committees and Vacation Bible School registrar. In her spare time he likes reading, sewing and confesses to an addiction to Downton Abbey! In reflection, Blackburn says, “Working at Southern has been an incredible experience. My supervisor and co-workers are the best that anyone could hope for. I have always believed in Southern. Nine members of my family have been students here. It is a joy and pleasure to work at Southern”.