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John Byrd

John Byrd

"JCC gave me hope and self-confidence"

When I was an art student 20 years ago at Johnston Community College, I never thought I’d one day be teaching at my alma mater. I was a terrible high school student, struggled with dyslexia, and was very unsure of my abilities.

But over time, I realized that I wanted to teach and that my passion was helping others appreciate art.

My education at JCC gave me hope and a solid foundation on which I could grow personally and professionally. Without the positive support, words of encouragement and cheerleading I received from my instructors at JCC, I never would have had the self-confidence to continue my education.

Today, as director of the graphic arts and fine arts department at JCC, students are my top priority.

I’m John Byrd and I’m a 1988 graduate of Johnston Community College.

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