Girard earns award from Council of College and Military Educators

Deanna Girard, academic director and site coordinator for Campbell University’s Camp Lejeune campus, was awarded the William Kennedy Award by the Council of College and Military Educators at its symposium in January. 

The award is given each year to an education services officer from any branch of the U.S. Armed Services who has demonstrated dedication and leadership in the delivery of quality programs to military installations. It is named after William Kennedy, former vice president and head of Chapman University’s regional education centers. Kennedy was one of the early pioneers in developing and implementing college degree programs at extension campus sites, and he was a national advocate and avid supporter of the voluntary education program. He was also instrumental in founding the California Colleges and Military Educators Association.

Girard is a 2005 graduate of Campbell and has been academic director for the University’s Camp Lejeune campus since 2009. 

“This award culminates a lifetime of devotion to our military and our students in assisting them to achieve their educational goals,” Girard said. “I am grateful to receive it.”