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Paralegal Goes to Capital Hill and Meets Nancy Pelosi

Paralegal Goes to Capital Hill and Meets Nancy Pelosi

Joan Russell, a paralegal employed by the Clayton County Public Defender’s Office office in Jonesboro, Georgia, did not know that her 2009 bachelor’s degree in Legal Studies from Herzing University would not only lead to a great job – but also to a personal meeting this month with one of her heroes, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi.

One of five Herzing University students and alumni selected to participate in the university’s annual “Herzing on the Hill” trip to discuss “the merits of career education with members of Congress on Capital Hill,” Russell unexpectedly ran into Pelosi and was so obviously excited to meet her that she was invited to ride with Pelosi in a service elevator for a longer conversation.

“I went to Washington D.C. in support of career colleges,” Russell stated. “Career colleges, such as Herzing University, have played a major role in my life as well as my daughter’s life. As a result of the education I received at Herzing, I am now working in my field with an excellent salary.”

Russell’s big smile, contagious enthusiasm and career success make her a great role model for the paralegal profession, and a terrific advocate for pursuing advanced career education.
Source: PR Newswire

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Lynne J. DeVenny, N.C. State Bar Certified Paralegal

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