From left: April Wilkinson, Martha Lasater, Brenda Guyton, Chad McLamb, Kristy Edwards and Tyson Radford are members of the the Johnston County Finance Department team that just received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting.
Mount Olive College awards degrees
The following Clayton residents received egrees from Mount Olive College during commencement exercises Aug. 18: Leslie Flowers, bachelor of science; Tiffany Harris, bachelor of science; Jeffrey Jones, bachelor of science; Krantzake Kittrell, associate’s degrees; Deborah Orlovsky-Paine, bachelor of sciencel and Jerome Ragland, bachelor of science.
Johnston County government honored
Johnston County has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for its comprehensive annual financial report.
The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and nonracial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management, according to Stephen Gauthier, spokesman for the Government Finance Officers Association.
Gauthier said the county was judged by an impartial panel that decided that county government met the high standards of the program, including demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the comprehensive annual financial report.
The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association that serves approximately 17,500 government finance professionals. They have offices in Chicago and Washington, D.C.
JCC selects new student ambassadors
Johnston Community College has selected its student ambassadors for the fall and winter terms. They are Sierra Aldridge of Clayton, Evelyn Alonzo of Clinton, Kerran Green of Clayton, Victor Harrison of Clayton, Jessica Hoover of Clayton, Taylor Jernigan of Smithfield, Julia Melcher of Four Oaks, Kimberly Mejia of Smithfield, Heather Mills of Smithfield, Katherine Robbs of Clayton, Taylor Shuler of Garner, Brianna Smith of Clayton, Eric Turner of Clayton, Austin Vick of Clayton, and Emily Wood of Smithfield. Thomas Dean is the advisor.
Ambassadors are students who represent JCC at special events on campus and in the community. The students receive an annual scholarship from the College Foundation and are involved in community service, assisting with on-campus registration, graduation ceremonies, and various fundraisers for the College.
Airman Mazariegos finishes boot camp
Air Force Reserve Airman Christian R. Mazariegos recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Mazariegos, a Clayton High School, graduate is the son of Edgar Mazariegos of Clayton. His sister, Jennifer Cammuso, lives in Cary.
The airman completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, the Air Force’s core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.
He also earned four college credits toward an associate’s degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Cindy Mays is employee of the month
Cindy May, a custodian at Clayton Elementary, is the Johnston County school system’s latest employee of the month.
Each month Johnston County School’s Human Resources Department recognizes an employee who the selection panel believes has demonstrates the qualities of a “caring and dedicated individual,” says spokeswoman Tracey Peedin Jones.
Roberts joins PR board of directors
Crystal Kimpson Roberts, owner of Mountaintop Productions Public Relations in Smithfield, has been named to the Raleigh Public Relations Society’s Board of Directors. She will serve as secretary for a two-year term.