Staff Spotlight: Terry Price
Terry Price is the student records and academic programs coordinator within the Office of Undergraduate Programs. Price has been with the Poole College of Management for 19 years and with NC State for 21 years. She received her bachelor of science in office administration from Livingstone College in May of 1990.
In her role, Price is responsible for processing curriculum changes, exceptions and transfer credits, and preparing recognition certificates and degree completions for undergraduate Poole students. She also provides administrative programmatic support of academic programs for the Office of Undergraduate Programs.
Work at Poole College
Why did you decide to join Poole College?
When I returned to North Carolina I worked as a temp for Student Conduct and then full time in the graduate school development office. I enjoy working in academic affairs where there is much more student interaction and the behind-the-scenes curriculum processes.
Do you currently serve on any of the university committees, peer groups, etc.?
I currently serve on the Poole Scholarship Committee, the Pack Essentials Steering Committee and the Suitable Committee (Poole Leadership Challenge). I am a University Scholarship Reviewer, a Pack Promise coach, a member of the Staff Women Network, a Feed the Pack volunteer, and administrative support for Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society.
What have you enjoyed most about your experience at Poole College?
Witnessing the growth of students as they enter campus for the first time and then cross the stage years later to start another journey in life.
What do you see as the greatest strengths of Poole College?
Poole is known to set the tone and other colleges follow our lead. We are not afraid to take risks in trying out different ways of doing business. Whether its software no one used before, advising students or hosting a Pride conference.
What advice would you give a staff member who has recently joined Poole College?
Take the time to know all the various functions and staff of each department within the college because you will eventually need those services. Also, take advantage of the professional growth opportunities and resources that are available on campus.
What project that you completed at Poole you are most proud of?
For years we wanted to get rid of the filing cabinets we had in our suite to provide more space. As of September 2018, we started using the OnBase software to scan documents that now appear in SIS and this gives the academic advisors easier access to each student file.
What professional organizations are you currently a member of?
American Society of Administrative Professionals (ASAP)
Do you hold any leadership positions in professional organizations?
Relay for Life of Harnett County team captain, Special Olympics of Harnett County team registration volunteer, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and Think Smart Outreach Youth Center Board Member and mentor.
What professional awards have you been nominated or received?
Who’s Who Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award for professional work in higher education and volunteerism in the community, March 2019.
Life Outside of Poole
When you are not at Poole College, what do you enjoy doing for fun?
I love listening to music, watching documentaries and reading autobiographies.