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Deborah Boone
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Position
Instructor Medical Office Administration Department Head

Building
Dr. Phillip W. Taylor Complex

Office
215

Telephone
252-536-6377

Email
dboone@halifaxcc.edu

Mailing Address
Halifax Community College
100 College Drive
Weldon, NC 27890

Educational Philosophy

As instructors, I believe we initiate and receive the "pay it forward" concept with our students every day. I am a product of the community college system and was one of those non-traditional students. Attempting to maintain the everyday trials associated with a job, home, and family while attending classes in the evening - before there were online courses. Many of my instructors influenced me in ways they will never know. Although I stay in touch with some of them, most will never know how much I truly owe to them. I was challenged to do the impossible, praised for achievements, guided toward asking "what if", and gently counseled when I just did not get it! They encouraged transferring to a 4-year institution and how much brighter it would make my future. How right they were!

Years later, it was one of those instructors who also encouraged me to consider teaching at the community college and I will be eternally grateful. Students are the reason I enjoy it so much. Teaching at the community college level also allows me to "pay it forward" for all that's been given to me. I recognize the same struggles, doubts, frustrations, and late nights that students at HCC are experiencing as they strive for that brighter future. Their future is what it is all about. As an instructor, if I can pass on to students even a small portion of what was passed on to me; it will be worth it all! A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. ~Henry Adams

Education

AAS Microcomputer Systems Technology, Nash Community College
BS Information Systems, North Carolina Wesleyan College
BS Business Administration North Carolina Wesleyan College

Professional Certifications / Memberships / Organizations

CMBS (Certified Medical Billing Specialist), 2005-current date Medical Association of Billers (MAB) North Carolina Computer Instructors Association

Personal Interests

Travel, reading, photography, and walks on the beach.