Shirley Fuller appointed to Richmond Community College board

Richmond County Daily Journal September 17, 2010
Shirley Fuller of Rockingham has been appointed to the Richmond Community College Board of Trustees by the Richmond County Commissioners. She has been in education for 41 years, serving 15 years as a principal. She also served on the Rockingham City Council.

Fuller earned her bachelor's degree in education from Winston-Salem State University and two master's degrees; one in elementary education and school administration and another in school administration for principals, from North Carolina A&T State University.

She has just attended her first trustees conference and said she learned a great deal about her new role. She knows firsthand what RCC means to students and what is like to be an instructor. Years ago, she taught several courses for RCC's Basic Skills Program.

"It was wonderful interacting with those students. They wanted their degrees. They had a career focus in mind and were working toward that end. They were enthusiastic and would push me to teach them more, once they understood a concept. They were concerned about their quality of life, and I was happy to be there to help them reach their goals," she said.

As a principal, Fuller had teaching assistants who attended RCC. Several transferred to universities and are now teachers.

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