Donna Duffey - DELEGATE
I chose this career path because
I was working in the Business Field and started as an Adjunct Faculty member at Johnson County Community College. I enjoyed the career move and pursued it as a full-time Professor.
I prepared for this career by
The preparation I took for my career was mainly academic and educational. I obtained a Bachelor's Degree, MBA and PhD in Business and Education.
The biggest challenge I've overcome
In the area of education, finding a specific success for every student can be challenging.
My greatest strength(s)
My entrepreneurial spirit, organizational skills and research abilities are among my greatest strengths.
My greatest accomplishment to date
My greatest accomplishments to date has been raising my son. Second to that, successfully helping so many students to achieve their greatest potential.
My personal/professional goals
My professional goal is to continue assuming leadership roles at the college and to increase my external network.
What/Who has inspired me the most
My students reaching their goals inspires me everyday.
I most want to be known/remembered for
I want to be remembered for making a difference in my students' lives and inspiring them to achieve their goals and dreams.
I participate in the following organizations/memberships
Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship ((NACCE)
Local Children's Hospital, United Way
I have received the following Honors/Awards/Scholarships
Burlington Northern Sante Fe Faculty Award (2003,2004, 2008)
Distinguished Service Award Johnson County Community College (2003)
Publication Award Johnson County Community College (2008,2009,2011,2015)
Chair Academy and Development Program (2007)
I support the missions of these charities/volunteer my time
Local Children's Hospital, United Way.
I enjoy the following hobbies/interests
I enjoy spending valuable time with my granddaughter and quilting.