JCC Receives Above and Beyond Award

Published: April 18, 2017

aboveandbeyondawardCollege recognized for support of military employees.

Johnston Community College has received the Above and Beyond Award from the North Carolina Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.

The award is presented by ESGR State Committees to recognize employers at the local level who have gone above and beyond the legal requirements of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) by providing their Guard and Reserve employees additional, non-mandated benefits such as differential or full pay to offset lost wages, extended health benefits, and other similar benefits.

David Oliver, JCC networking instructor, and recently retired member of the U.S. Army Reserves, served in Iraq in 2006 and Afghanistan in 2012 while employed at JCC. A native of Erwin, Oliver served a total of 24 years in the U.S. Army Reserve. He has taught at JCC for 17 years.

Dr. David Johnson, JCC president, and Oliver accepted the award at a recognition banquet held March 25 at the Greensboro-High Point Marriott.

“I was humbled to accept the Above and Beyond Award on behalf of JCC,” Johnson said. “I told the attendees, we often describe ourselves at JCC as a family. This award represents how we take care of our family. What an honor to accept an award of appreciation from those who take care of us so well.”

Cut line: Dr. David Johnson, JCC president, accepts JCC’s Above and Beyond Award at the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve 2017 Employer Recognition Banquet in Greensboro. Also pictured are Ronald E. Bogle, chairman of the N.C. Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve; Major General Gregory A. Luske, N.C. Adjutant General; Major Ret. David Oliver, JCC networking instructor; and Larry D. Hall, N.C. Secretary of Veterans’ Affairs.

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