Employee Highlight – Lisa Frank

Greetings!  My name is Lisa Collingwood Frank and here is a little information about me!

Education

My path to a teaching career began when I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from California University of Pennsylvania in 1992; while there, I also minored in English and psychology.  After many, many, many years, I decided it was time to take my education to the next level, and I enrolled in Central Michigan’s Global Campus.  In 2012, I received a Master of Arts degree in Educational Technology.

Career Path

I began teaching in 2000 at Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology (PIHT); at the time, the school was called West Virginia Career Institute.  In addition to PIHT, I have taught at Penn State and Westmoreland County Community College, and WVJC.

Current Role

Currently, I am an adjunct faculty member for both WVJC Morgantown campus and WVJC Online campus.

Working at WVJC

I chose to work at WVJC because I wanted to make a difference.  Once I started, I liked the family-like atmosphere displayed from administration, faculty, and staff.  After all these years, I continue to love working at WVJC for many reasons, but there are two which stand out most.  First, I love to personal connection I have with the students; there is nothing more satisfying than to see students succeed.  Second, the family-like atmosphere which first pulled continues to me reminds me how lucky I am to have a job that I love.  In the words of Wayne Dyer, “Love what you do; do what you love.”

My Pride and Joy

Personally, I am most proud of my family!  They support me in everything I do, and they remind me everyday just how beautiful life is.

Professionally, I am most proud of my Microsoft Office certification. I am currently certified in Microsoft Word, core and expert; Microsoft Excel, core and expert; Microsoft PowerPoint; and Microsoft Access.

Long-term career goals

I want to continue doing what I love!

A Fun Fact About Me

Although I love all types of music (except country), hip hop is one of my favorites!