Jerry L. Bradford II

Class of 1995
Outstanding Professional Achievement

Jerry L. Bradford II is the 2016 recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award for Professional Achievement.  Jerry is a 1995 graduate of Washington State Community College with an Associate of Applied Business in Microcomputer Applications.  He received a Regents Bachelor of Arts degree in 2012 from West Virginia University at Parkersburg. After completing his Associate degree, Jerry went to work for the Marietta Area Community Computing Center where he was able to use the knowledge he gained from WSCC to help members of the community develop computer skills.  He also worked for the Adult Education Center at the Washington County Career Center at night while working as an IT Technician during the day.  Through his perseverance and hard work Jerry is now the Chief Information Officer at the Washington County Career Center.   Jerry has multiple professional certifications including Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Windows, Server, Networking & Security, Microsoft Certified professional (MCP) and Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST), CompTIA A+ and Network + (Multiple Versions), Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) & Cisco Certified Academic Instructor (CCAI) and Microsoft Office Specialist Certified Master 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013.

 

Terrie Jean Lincoln

Class of 2004
Outstanding Community Service

Terrie Jean Lincoln is the 2016 recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award for Outstanding Community Service.   Terrie is a 2004 graduation of Washington State Community College with an Associate of Applied Science and received a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration from the University of Rio Grande in 2007.  Terrie was involved in an automobile accident from which she received a spinal cord injury to the C5-C6 which left her paralyzed from the neck down.  She spent 5 months in the hospital recuperating and the next year in outpatient therapy.  Over the years she has gained more sensation and usage of her neck and arms!  After graduation she moved to New York to continue her education and pursue a career in advocacy.  She returned to Marietta to care for her ailing father and chose to remain to continue her passion.  She founded a local group called Supporters of Disability Rights of the Mid-Ohio Valley which advocates for community members with difficulties in mobility and communications.  She expanded her organization to develop a mental health program called Stomp the Stigma, as well as an anti-bullying program called Sticks ‘n Stones which reached countless area youth, and continues to address the issue in our schools by way of a hotline allowing area youth to confidentially report bullying.  She is currently involved in the project to build a fully-accessible playground called Pig’s Playground, named in honor of her father.  This playground will provide independence and safe access to play for children with physical disabilities and their guardians.  Terrie is the organizer at the ADAPT Youth Summit, Vice President of the Million Group Employee Rights Fund, Inc. and Owner/President of Supporters of Disability Rights of the Mid-Ohio Valley.  She previously worked at Morgan County Community Action, and the Center for Disability Rights in New York.  She recently had a part in drafting Ohio Senate Bill 130 which passed unanimously in the Senate, and when passed in the House will designate the month of October as Disability History and Awareness Month.  She was awarded the 2016 Zonta Woman of the Year for her dedication to community service.