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Juanita Nunley, a practical nursing instructor at Rockingham Community College (RCC), has been chosen to participate in the North Carolina Community College Leadership Program.

The program offers leadership training to faculty and staff from the 59 community colleges in North Carolina.Nunley will attend monthly seminars which will end with a graduation in May 2001. She was chosen from a field of 75 applicants to be one of the 34 participants in this year's leadership class.

Training includes an overview of personality as it relates to leadership styles, an in-depth look at each participant's style of leadership, and skill development in such areas as team building, conflict management, problem solving, goal setting and career planning.

Nunley graduated from RCC's associate degree nursing program, then earned her bachelor's in nursing at North Carolina A&T State University and her master's in nursing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is now pursuing parish nurse training with Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

A member of the RCC nursing faculty for 10 years, Nunley has achieved the rank of assistant professor and is the lead instructor for the practical nursing education program. She was recently elected treasurer for the state-level organization of practical nursing.

Nunley holds positions of leadership in community organizations including the Reidsville chapter of National Women of Achievers and in her church, St. Paul Methodist in Reidsville. Active with Health and Welfare Ministries and the United Methodist Women, she is also a member of Sigma Theta Tau nursing honor society.

A nursing mentor for the Student Nurses Association at North Carolina A&T State University, Nunley also is a mentor for students in the Math and Science Academy at Greensboro's Dudley High School.

Nunley said she was glad to be selected for the leadership program.

``It takes more time and more experience to be a true visionary in the new millennium,' she said. ``I want to be an inspiration to others and help them reach their potential.'


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