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Debbie Austin; Director of Early College Programs, is the liaison between CHALLENGER students and CVCC. She graduated from Gardner-Webb College and Light University, and a Master's Degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in Liberal Studies with a History Concentration.
Ms. Austin likes working at CHALLENGER because she enjoys helping to break the cycle of poverty for this special population of students since a good education blesses them financially, culturally, and emotionally. "It's my way of making the world a better place."
Away from work, Ms. Austin is a passionate ornithologist, cataloging 78 different species who have visited her feeders.