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From student worker to dean: Peggy Fuller knows what it takes

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When it comes to student success, Peggy Fuller definitely knows what it takes to be successful.

Peggy Fuller
Peggy Fuller

Beginning at BPCC as a student worker then moving to an administrative secretary, a coordinator, a division chair, a director, and finally, to her current positions of dean of student success and interim dean of business – all the while earning her associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree, and master’s degree, Fuller can truly give students a first-hand lesson on how hard work can help you succeed in life.

“Dedicated, student-oriented, hardworking, and the epitome of professionalism” is what her supervisor, Vice Chancellor Karen Recchia, says of Fuller.  “Peggy [Fuller] has exhibited a work ethic that is second to none.”

Fuller, began her education right here [at BPCC] where she also began employment back in 1996. She earned an Associate of Arts degree from BPCC, received a Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana Tech University, and then a Master of Arts in Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix.

She has been the recipient of numerous awards throughout her career. Within the last two years, Fuller has received the following prestigious awards, both locally and nationally, for her work and commitment to higher education and student success in our community:
·         Community Development Cooperation’s Back-On-Track Honoree—Spring 2016
·         John and Suanne Roueche National Award—Summer 2015
·         National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence Award—Summer 2014

Having an employee who is truly dedicated to student s’ success is something that is irreplaceable in the world of higher education.   “Peggy’s contributions to our college and our campus community are invaluable,” adds Recchia.  “BPCC is truly a better place because of Peggy.”