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Barbara Kelley '91, Named 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient
Posted on March 18, 2022
Barbara Kelley attended Navarro College and majored in the Radio/Television program with hopes of one day becoming the next “Iola Johnson” (a local DFW news anchor), but instead was drawn to Criminal Justice. Ms. Kelley became a reserve police officer and was hired full-time as a Police Telecommunicator with the Corsicana Police Department. She has been in the public safety field for over 30 years and is truly thankful to Navarro College for allowing her to gain law enforcement knowledge through the Criminal Justice Program.
Since then Ms. Kelley has dedicated herself to working with area young people from different schools throughout the community. She is a member of the Corsicana ISD Board of Trustees and CISD Educational Foundation; she also serves on the Advisory Council for the Navarro County Boys and Girls Club, NAACP and Navarro Council of Arts Board of Directors.
About the Distinguished Alumni Award
The Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest honor that Navarro College bestows upon an outstanding alum. The award acknowledges and recognizes the outstanding accomplishments and exemplarily achievements of Navarro College alumni whose personal lives, professional achievements, and community service exemplify the objectives of their alma mater. The award recipients are chosen by the Distinguished Alumni Award Selection Committee consisting of members of the Navarro College Foundation Board of Directors, two Navarro College employees (active or retired) and the Executive Director of the Foundation.