Future mental health professional gained self-confidence at RCBC
Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019

Jourdin Dewberry

During her time at Rowan College at Burlington County, Jourdin Dewberry, of Willingboro, found the confidence to excel academically and achieve her goals.

Dewberry earned distinction for her leadership and service as RCBC’s Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Chapter President. PTK, the international honor society for two-year colleges, named her to their Chapter Officer Hall of Honor. She was also recognized as one of the 38 best and brightest community college students by the New Jersey Council of County Colleges and earned a spot on their 2018 New Jersey All-State Academic Team.

“During my time with PTK, I was able to gain self-confidence and it truly motivated me to continue to do my best throughout my time in college. I couldn't have done that without the help and guidance of Professor William Whitfield (RCBC Assistant Mathematics Professor and PTK Advisor),” said Dewberry.

In December 2017, Dewberry graduated from RCBC with an associate in psychology. She also has certificate in addictions counseling from RCBC. The 22-year-old, now at Rowan University, is pursuing a bachelor’s in psychology and a certificate in ethics. She is also working towards earning her certificate in trauma informed approaches from Wilmington University. Her ultimate goal is to obtain a master's in community trauma and a doctorate in either clinical psychology or neuroscience.

“RCBC not only gave me the tools to be successful in my field through coursework, but provided me with advisors and professors that saw the best in me, even when I had those moments where I couldn't see it myself,” said Dewberry. “Without RCBC, I personally do not think I would be as successful as I am currently.”

Jourdin's story is part of RCBC’s 50 stories for 50 years. In honor of the college’s 50th anniversary, RCBC is profiling students, faculty, administrators, alumni and the college community. Anyone interested in being featured can contact rcbcnews@rcbc.edu. To follow along on social media, use #RCBC50Stories.