Allied Health Director is November Outstanding Faculty Member

Published: November 20, 2015

deborahparnellA JCC employee for 14 years, Deborah Parnell is also an alum.

Each month, employees at JCC nominate faculty and staff members as employees of the month. Nominees are selected by a random drawing.

In November, Deborah Parnell, director of allied health and diagnostic services, was selected for her outstanding work. Here's a little more information about Deborah, her jobs at JCC, and her interests outside of work.

Name: Deborah Parnell

Title: Director of Allied Health and Diagnostic Services

Number of years worked at JCC: 12 years

Education: Associate degree in nursing from JCC in 1990; bachelor of science in nursing from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1997; master of science in nursing from Old Dominion University in 2003. All were obtained while on the JCC campus!

Family: Married 42 years to William with 3 sons, Neil, Lee, and Brad

Civic/community service: Participated as JCC Association of Nursing Students (JCCANS) advisor since 2003and assisted in our community service projects.

Community of residence: Smithfield

What do you like to do in your spare time?: What spare time I have is divided as evenly as possible between my eight wonderful grandchildren- William Neil IV, 13; Joshua, 9; Lachlan, 7; Autumn, 6; Joseph, 5; Kathryn, 3; Mallory, 2; and Amanda Jo, 2.

Favorite TV shows: CSI; Criminals Minds; and Scorpion.

If you could invite one person to dinner, who would it be?: My son, Neil who passed away last year. He really loved our family Sunday dinners.

What do you like most about your job and working at JCC?: I love the interaction between students and faculty. JCC has been my home since 1988 as well as being a family affair. My mother went through the LPN program at JCC before they started the RN program.

Quote responding to being selected JCC employee of the month: "JCC and the JCC family have been very supportive of my family and me as a student and now as faculty. It really promotes students aspirations for better opportunities and encourages life-long learning. I am honored to have been chosen the employee of the month for November."

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