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1998 Alumna of the Year - Joan Murphy

Murphy graduated summa cum laude from Jefferson College in 1992 with an Associate of Applied Science degree and a certificate in Early Childhood Education.

Murphy was employed with YMCA of Jefferson County from 1991 to 1994. She currently works with both Parents as Teachers and the Health Department. Her responsibilities include dealing with teen parents and their children as the Teen Parent Facilitator in three area school districts and assists residents of the county through Leukemia Society, Teen Seminar and Today's Woman. Murphy, an advocate for children's services, is chair of a panel of professionals planning for the upcoming community celebration of the "Week of the Young Child." She participates in career days at the elementary, secondary and post-secondary levels to promote Early Childhood Education.

Murphy has lived in Jefferson County for 30 years. She has been married for 24 years and has four children, Sean, 16, Mathew, 13, Brandon and Ryan, 11. She is currently residing in Festus, Missouri.

"I feel fortunate that Jefferson College's early childhood program was right on target. It provided the kind of current, progressive thinking that enabled me to excel in my field today."



 
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