Sherri Singer is passionate about mentoring students and faculty, working within our community and sharing her love of history. As the Department Head, Social and Behavioral Sciences at Alamance Community College, she used her passion to create the Adjunct Institute at ACC 15 years ago to keep part-time faculty engaged while enhancing their instructional skills. Her work in this area has been recognized the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
Mentoring students has long been a priority for Sherri, her office is a frequent gathering space for students and one within which they might experience Sherri’s brand of “intrusive advising.”
Sherri strives to serve the community by partnering with ABSS teachers to open doors to ACC and where multiple times a year she organizes live historical exhibits at ACC celebrating the rich history of the Piedmont and its contributions to The World Wars, Women’s Suffrage and the Civil War including an exhibit of the original copy of the North Carolina Constitution and a World War II traveling exhibit. Her community work also includes being on the boards of River Mill Academy and Friends of Alamance Battleground.
One of her most recent projects has been to work with the ACC Student History Club to create the “COVID Chronicles.” An online site where students can upload images. In Sherri’s words, “We’re all seeing and hearing about the pandemic in the national news, but we wanted to document what our students are seeing through their own eyes, on a personal level. That way their children and grandchildren can look back and understand what these current students faced.”
As a Founders’ Award Nominee of the Women’s Resource Center in Alamance County, Sherri was asked about her favorite quote or life mantra. Her answer was one of Benjamin Franklin’s: “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” Sherri said: “Education and life should be engaging and when we are involved we learn.”
Sherri Singer, in the words of her nomination letter, “is Leading the Way” to making education engaging and interesting for ACC students and learners young and old throughout our community.”