Margaret Raynor of Smithfield is this year’s recipient of Johnston Community College’s Academic Excellence Award.
A Dean’s List and Phi Theta Kappa student, Raynor was treasurer of the Student Government Association, president of the National Society of Leadership and Success and treasurer of the National Technical Honor Society. A recent recipient of the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award, Raynor graduated in May with an associate’s degree in medical office administration.
“I’ve had the pleasure of teaching Margaret as well as interacting with her in other activities on campus,” said Paula Parrish, who teaches office administration. “She has demonstrated hard work and determination through earning her degree as well as leading her fellow classmates.”
At JCC, faculty and staff nominate students for the Academic Excellence Award. Fifty-eight students, one from each community college, received academic excellence awards. Raynor received a plaque and medallion at graduation.
Raynor said her success at JCC would not have been possible without the unwavering support of her husband, Clifford, and adult son, Michael. “I couldn’t have done it without them in my corner,” she said.
“JCC has helped bring out the leader in me,” Raynor added. “My experience here has taught me how to be more organized and more responsible. I’m learning something new every time I go to class.”