Congratulations Tonja Williams!!!

R-CCC’s Student of the Month – November 2012



The Office of Student Development Services is pleased to announce Ms.Tonja Williams as the Student of the Month for November. 



Tonja has been very active in public service with R-CCC’s Student Government Association, the North Carolina Comprehensive Community College Student Government Association (N4CSGA), and throughout the local community. She currently serves as the Public Information Officer for the N4CSGA. Previously, she served as the 2011-2012 R-CCC SGA President and the 2009-2011 SGA Public Information Officer. With regards to serving on the N4CSGA Executive Board, Tonja shared the following comments, “My experience on the N4CSGA Executive Board has been truly mind blowing. I have been able to experience firsthand what goes into planning two statewide SGA conferences for over 350 community college student delegates, advisors, and guests. The leadership workshops have given me great insight on various skills needed to be a good leader and planner.”   Tonja was nominated by College Administrator Dean, Myra Poole.

Dean Poole, Senior Dean of Workforce and Student Development, shared the following comments, “Tonja always exhibits a positive attitude. She has and continues to give what it takes to reach her goals. I see her as an inspiration to others.”Tonja has received several awards and recognitions.  Her awards and recognitions include: 2012 R-CCC President’s Award, CRC Silver Certificate (2011), Relay for Life Advocate    (1997-present), Reading Across America Volunteer at Bearfield Elementary School (2011), Steve Harvey’s Neighbor’s Helping Neighbor’s Helping Essay Contest winner (2011), State Employee’s Credit Union Scholarship recipient (2011), Macy’s 2nd Annual Educational Award recipient (2011), and a sworn Guardian Ad Litem (2012). Since enrolling at R-CCC in fall 2007, Tonja has graduated two times and is very excited to walk across the stage a third time.  She graduated in May 2011 with a certificate in Human Services Technology and in May 2012 she received a diploma in Human Services Technology: Mental Health. She is currently pursuing an Associate Degree in Human Services Technology with plans to graduate in May 2013.  After graduation, she hopes to find employment at a local school system.