Jessica Byrd

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<Jessica Byrd is a non-traditional Honors Program Graduate of Lurleen B. Wallace Community College and of Athens State University. She is a mother of three and holds a degree in English and Secondary Education. She attended Athens State University on a full academic scholarship and Northern Arizona University. Jessica is an All Alabama Academic Team scholarship recipient. During her time at LBWCC, Jessica served as the public relations officer for Phi Theta Kappa, a peer tutor for Student Support Services, a member of Mu Alpha Theta, Campus Civitan, and of the Adult Re-entry club. She is currently a member of Covington County Civitan Organization and the Coterie Club. Jessica is an Andalusia, Alabama native and currently lives in Gantt. In her spare time, Jessica likes to spend time with her family in the outdoors and is an avid reader and writer. Jessica has received the Mary Evelyn McMillan Undergraduate Writing Award mention for her memoirs and has presented her work to the Association of College English Teachers of Alabama in 2011. She is also the co-author of Nourishing Spirits (a history of Lurleen Burns Wallace and of LBW community college). Many of her articles have also been published through Athens State University. Jessica has 5 years experience providing instruction at the college level and 3 years experience at the high school and middle school levels. >