• Grifols is College's Top Business and Industry Partner for 2015

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    March 03, 2016

    Johnston Community College is pleased to name Grifols its 2015 Business and Industry Partner of the Year. The award was announced Feb. 18 at the College’s annual Breakfast before Business event.

    Grifols was selected for the honor based on its continued commitment to educational educational programs and opportunities for business and industry,” said Dr. David Johnson, JCC president. “They also employ many of our graduates, and we are so thankful for their support and partnership.”

    Grifols is a global healthcare company with a 75-year legacy of improving people’s health and well-being through the development of life-saving plasma medicines, hospital pharmacy products and diagnostic technology for clinical use. Headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, the company is present in more than 100 countries worldwide and has a manufacturing site in Clayton.

    Carolina Comfort Air in Clayton was the 2014 Business and Industry Partner of the Year recipient. SONA received the award in 2013.

    Pictured from left are Scott Parrish, president, JCC Foundation Board of Directors; Lyn Austin, chair of the JCC Board of Trustees; Amy Durham, director of quality at the Grifols Clayton site; Blaire Narron, manager of performance development at Grifols; Suzanne Johnson, director of human resources at Grifols; Jean Barnes, administrative associate to the Clayton site president and JCC Foundation Board of Directors; and Dee Dee Daughtry, vice president of instruction at JCC.


    Established in 1969, Johnston Community College is a comprehensive community college within the North Carolina System, offering more than 40 academic programs and numerous continuing education programs, services and opportunities.  The College provides programming through its main campus in Smithfield as well as the Arboretum, Cleveland Center, Rudolph Howell & Son Environmental Learning Center and the Workforce Development Center.  JCC is fully accredited by the Commission of Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award certificates, diplomas and associate degrees.

    Traci D. Ashley

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