Boone resident snags Gov's Award
An Appalachian State University graduate and education activist received statewide honors for her work on the Web portal, CFNC.org.
Boone resident and College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) senior associate director of technology Robin Greene was awarded the Governor's Award for Excellence by N.C. Gov. Beverly Perdue at a ceremony in January.
"It was wonderful," Greene said of the event. "[Perdue] spoke at the ceremony and had a lot of positive things to say about state government and state employees."
Greene was recognized specifically for her work on CFNC.org's statewide electronic high school transcript system.
Before her system was implemented, prospective college students had to physically request transcripts from their individual high school counselors. All received transcripts then had to be manually re-keyed by prospective colleges.
Now, thanks to Greene's system, students can log onto the Web site and choose the college they want to receive their transcript. It happens easily, electronically, and it's all free.
"The primary goal of CFNC is to increase the college-going rate in the state of North Carolina," Greene said, an effort to which her database contributes.
CFNC.org provides a multitude of resources to help students apply and pay for college, and has been Greene's home since 2002.
The ASU grad has a master's degree in higher education administration.
When not assisting kids with their college plans, Greene enjoys exercising, reading, and her involvement with Toastmasters and the ASU High Country Alumni Chapter.
The Governor's Award for Excellence program was established in 1982 by former Gov. Jim Hunt.