2021-2022 Graduate Student Ambassadors- Fallon Brewington
Program Area of Study
College of Education, Adult and Community College Education Doctoral Program (Fall 2021 Graduate)
Dr. Fallon McIver Brewington is the CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of the Sandhills. She has a vast background in public non-profit and higher education sectors, expanding over 20 years. She is a Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD®) and an adjunct Business and Information Technologies Instructor at Richmond Community College. Fallon Brewington obtained her M.S. in Vocational Education from East Carolina University and B.S. in Business Management from North Carolina State University. Fallon is active in her local community where she is President of Moore Young Professionals, Vice-Chair of the Board for Habitat for Humanity of the Sandhills, and Past President and member of the Junior League of Moore County. She is also a member of the Aberdeen Parks & Recreation Advisory Council and Moore County Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Task Force. In March 2021, she was named as one of the 20 under 40 by The Pilot Newspaper.
Why NC State?
Having already attended for my undergraduate degree, NCSU was my first and only choice for my doctorate. I did not apply to any other programs. In addition, I met who would eventually become my chair, advisor, and mentor Dr. Michelle Bartlett at a training provided by the Raleigh Triangle Area Association of Talent Development. She encouraged me to pursue my dream of obtaining my Doctorate. I learned about my program from her as well as the cohort model and knew it was the perfect fit for me personally and professionally. The rest is history.
One insight gained so far…
In my doctoral program, I appreciated the intentional efforts to provide students of color opportunities to have mentorship and experiences with other persons of color in the leadership roles we aspire to have because of completing our programs. The NC Community College system recognizes a lack of persons of color in Administrative Leadership positions. As such, I along with my classmates of color had the opportunity to have a community college president of color as a mentor. They also made sure to connect us with others in the community college system. We were able to make connections personally and professionally as a result. This provided a much-needed support system.