"JCC helped shape my success"When I was a senior in high school, I wasn’t sure where I wanted to go to college.
To be honest, I had a lot of friends going to Johnston Community College, so I pretty much just followed their lead.
I started out pursuing an associate’s degree in general education but soon realized I wanted to major in business administration. Thanks to the guidance of instructors and counselors at JCC I earned my two-year degree and transferred to Mount Olive College where I received my bachelor’s degree. In 2004, I earned my master’s in business administration from Campbell University.
I’m now the president and chief executive officer of the Free Will Baptist Children’s Home, a Christian home in Middlesex for boys and girls ages 12 to 18.
Although I’ve attended four-year schools, my years at JCC instilled in me the importance of education.
When I got to the community college, everybody there wanted to be there and be successful. For the first time in my life, I realized that I was in a place that shared this common interest with people.
I’m Gary Lee and I’m a 1992 graduate of Johnston Community College.