PCC instructor featured in Chronicle of Higher Education

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Piedmont Community College instructor Marianne Durling is featured in the current edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education, a national education publication.  

Durling was interviewed by the publication for a feature entitled, “Students Who Don’t Count.” She discussed her personal educational journey in a story, “3 Years, 4 Degrees,” detailing how she earned two bachelor’s degrees and a master’s degree since 2009. She said her own academic journey has changed her teenage children’s ideas about college. “They realize that there are other options,” she said in her Chronicle interview.  

You can read her story online at: http://chronicle.com/article/Marianne-Durling-3-Years-4/131033/  

Durling has been an instructor in PCC’s Medical Coding curriculum program since it began in fall 2009. She also teaches one of PCC’s newest curriculum programs, Healthcare Management Technology.   She also is currently serving a two-year term on the Medical Coding National Advisory Board (NAB), representing the Southeast Region in this volunteer leadership capacity. Durling was instrumental in organizing the Roxboro Association of Professional Coders (AAPC) chapter, which meets monthly at Person Memorial Hospital.