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Systems Administrator Earns 2017 Staff Award


Melissa TurnerMelissa Turner, Nash Community College’s Systems Administrator, was selected by her peers as the 2017 J. Edgar and Peggie T. Moore Staff Award recipient. She has been employed with Nash Community College since September 2003.

The Staff Award is an annual award recognizing the outstanding work ethic of a non-instructional employee at the College. In 2004, J. Edgar and Peggie T. Moore of Rocky Mount established a stipend for the NCC Staff Award acknowledging the achievement of the recipient.

Melissa’s peers describe her as “committed to both the College and the North Carolina Community College System mission by her desire to find solutions while willingly serving others,” stating she is always looking for ways to bridge the gap between faculty, staff, students and technology. Recently, Melissa was instrumental in the College’s transition to a unified password management system, and is routinely referred to as a reliable problem solver. She has served as a mentor and coach for many of her peers, and is passionate about her work at Nash Community College.

Prior to transitioning to Institutional Technology as the Systems Analyst, which would later lead to her promotion to Systems Administrator, Melissa spent several years serving in the College’s Continuing Education department. It was there that she cultivated a commitment to customer service, which she continues today. Melissa earned an Associate in Applied Science degree from Albany Business College in Data Processing and Business Administration.