M. Virginia Perry, PhD

Title: Instructor, Lab Teacher, Consulting Itinerant Preacher
Company: Cairn University
Location: Vineland, New Jersey, United States

M. Virginia Perry, PhD, Instructor and Lab Teacher at Cairn University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in collegiate education.

In 1962, Dr. Perry earned an Associate of Arts in horticulture from Pennsylvania State University. With this degree, she began working as a florist in 1961. Remaining in the profession until 1964, she accepted the role of a substitute teacher for the Vineland Board of Education in 1968. While Dr. Perry never considered a career in education up until that moment, she quickly unearthed a passion for the field. By 1984, she had furthered her education by earning a Bachelor of Arts in industrial arts from Glassboro College and was hired as a teacher for the Vineland Board of Education. Later, in 1992, after earning a Master’s degree in biblical counseling from the Philadelphia School of the Bible, which is now known as Cairn University, Dr. Perry became an instructor and lab teacher at the aforementioned institution. In addition, she obtained a Doctor of Philosophy in marriage and family therapy in 1999 from the Union Institute.

Today, Dr. Perry continues to work as an instructor and lab teacher alongside her work as a consulting itinerant preacher and seminar leader. As a respected individual in her field, she founded the Bible Institute in Vineland, New Jersey in 2003. She has additionally authored various published poems, as well as a cookbook titled the “Soul Food Cookbook.” As a testament to her success, the Governor of New Jersey awarded Dr. Perry the Teacher of the Year Award in 1986. Her hard work was acknowledged again in 1990 when she was granted the New Jersey Black Educators Award. Reflecting on her remarkable career, Dr. Perry remembers many highlights, though she considers the shining highlight of her life to be her experience as a mother. As a further testament to her career accomplishments, she is featured in the 55th and 56th editions of Who’s Who in America.

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