Alice Middleton is West Virginia Junior College-Bridgeport most valuable asset. She takes little credit but keeps the institution running. Alice graduated from WVJC with an Associate’s Degree from the Medical Assisting program. She then attended Fairmont State to earn a Business Degree. That was still not enough for Alice, and she is currently completing her Master’s in Education through Fairmont State University while still working as the Front Office Manager at WVJC. Alice lives by the words of Helen Keller “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”
Previously Alice was a Financial Comptroller and business owner at Candlesticks Seven Stars Inc. However, Alice has worked for WVJC for eight years now. Everyday, she strives to work hard and make everyone that walks through the WVJC door feel right at home.
I asked Alice why she chose to work at WVJC. She responded, “I was offered a wonderful opportunity to become a financial officer after graduating from one of WVJC programs. I felt it was an exciting opportunity and would be a great way to start the next chapter in my life. When the opportunity arrived I knew it was the right fit for me.” Her favorite part of working here (besides being everyone’s work mom) is the relationship she has with her colleagues and students. She refers to everyone at WVJC as her family. All of Alice’s co-workers, say her warm heart and compassion toward everyone brings a sense of community to WVJC. Alice says “It’s all about quality of life and finding a happy balance between work, friends and family.” She is motivated every day to enjoy her life to the fullest.
Alice’s idea of a perfect day is “waking up to a beautiful morning full of sunshine and having breakfast with my son. Enjoying playing with my two Pitbull’s named Apollo and Mia and then ending the day with shopping and a nice evening dinner with my family.” Alice is most proud of her family and completing her education. She ends everyday thankful for life, and looks forward to the next day’s adventures. Alice’s long term goals include advancing further in her career here at WVJC. In the future during her retirement, she would like to write a book and open a restaurant where families can enjoy a home cooked meal and have some fun family activities. Leave it to Alice to want to spend her retirement making others happy and giving back.