Faculty & Staff Honors, Student Life

NCC Selects 2020 J. Edgar and Peggie T. Moore Staff Award Recipient

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Nash Community College has announced Sharon Barnhill as the 2020 J. Edgar and Peggie T. Moore Staff Award recipient.

Selected by her peers, Barnhill will represent NCC among staff from other colleges at the North Carolina Community College System as a nominee for the 2020 North Carolina Community College System Staff Award.

In her nomination letter, Barnhill is described as demonstrating a deep understanding of the specialized needs of community college students. She shows daily commitment to the mission of the college in her role as Single Stop Assistant.

NCC’s Single Stop office, in collaboration with internal and external partners, provides services and resources at no charge to help students address barriers. Barnhill networks with community partners to provide access to supportive resources and promotes the College within the community.

Sharon Barnhill is known for sharing her knowledge by training other employees to serve as Single Stop screeners. “This extends the reach of Single Stop services to our students throughout campus, allowing them to be screened for their eligibility of local, state and national resources. This often results in academic success for our students,” NCC Dean of Student Wellness, Marbeth Holmes said.

The Student Wellness Center has expanded its footprint by offering Single Stop screening access to Nash-Rocky Mount Early College High School, CITI High, Career & College Promise students, and all Continuing Education students. “Ms. Barnhill serves a key role in outreach and screening services to these populations. She also has served the community through scheduling tax preparation when NCC was a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site through the Single Stop program. In providing case management for students, she builds relationships and coordinates student access to eligible resources,” Holmes said. “Her expertise has significantly improved the quality of the NCC Single Stop program. Her input was recently solicited by the national Single Stop technology team who visited campus to observe the delivery of the college’s wrap-around services. Her interactions with students were observed and praised by the national office.”

NCC’s Single Stop program has identified approximately $4.5 million of helping financial resources for its students since the program launched.

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

Sharon Barnhill holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. She has been employed at NCC since 2016.