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Dr. Janice H. Gilliam

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Northeast State Community College
Phone: (423) ***-****  
Email: j***@***.edu
Northeast State Technical Community College
2425 Hwy 75
Blountville , Tennessee 37617
United States

Company Description: Northeast State offers associate degrees in more than 50 programs of study, which can be transferred to a number of local and regional four-year colleges and...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member
    Community Colleges


  • educational doctorate
    North Carolina State University
  • associate degree , vocational education
    Isothermal Community College
  • bachelor's degree , occupational education
    Western Carolina University
  • master's of industrial education
    Western Carolina University
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Erin Kidd/Daily Courier Commencement ..., 21 May 2015 [cached]
Erin Kidd/Daily Courier Commencement speaker Dr. Janice Gilliam, president of Northeast State Community College, told graduates to be successful they should follow the five principles of effectuation. Gilliam attended and taught at Isothermal Community College.
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Commencement speaker Dr. Janice Gilliam told graduates at Isothermal Community College on Monday they would be successful entrepreneurs if they follow the five principles of effectuation in the future. 
Gilliam, a former faculty member at Isothermal and president of Northeast State Community College in Blountville, Tennessee, said the five principles of effectuation are The Bird in the Hand Principle, The Affordable Loss Principle, The Crazy Quilt Principle, The Lemonade Principle and The Pilot-in-the-plane Principle. 
She said the first principle, Bird in the Hand, means you have to work with what you have. Gilliam applied this principle in her own life by adjusting her dreams to fit the path she took in her education career. 
"My father and mother only completed the eighth grade but they gave me a solid work ethic growing up on the farm. I wanted to be a math teacher but I decided I would attend a local cosmetology school and I could be a teacher in that," Gilliam said. "You have to access the skills you have and what you need to move forward. Don't be afraid, be bold." 
Working in cosmetology gave Gilliam the opportunity to begin a career at Isothermal which eventually led to her getting multiple degrees, a bachelor's, master's and a doctorate while working full-time and raising three children. 
Gilliam served nine years as vice president of student development at Haywood Community College, 19 years as academic chair supervising a vocational/technical department and faculty member at Haywood and Isothermal and served as adjunct faculty for the vocational instructors BS program and the student personnel MS program at Western Carolina University.  
"I've been very fortunate to have so many opportunities," Gilliam said. "You have to be ready when they come." 
She said the Crazy Quilt Principle meant graduates should build relationships because "It's not what you know, it's who you know" and the Lemonade Principle means making lemons to lemonade or turning a negative into a positive. 
The Pilot-in-the-plane Principle urges entrepreneurs to control their own destiny. 
"You have a lot of choices and with each choice, it's not about the money but about the opportunity. So make sure you look at both," Gilliam said.
Bristol Chamber of Commerce |, 11 April 2015 [cached]
Dr. Janice Gilliam, Northeast State Community College
News | Johnson City Lions Club | We Serve | Page 4, 10 Feb 2015 [cached]
This month's program chair Lion Dr. Steve Campbell introduced today's speaker, Dr. Janice Gilliam, President of Northeast State.
Dr. Janice ..., 21 Feb 2015 [cached]
Dr. Janice Gilliam Northeast State Community College
Dr. Janice Gilliam Northeast State Community College
The Smoky Mountain News, 18 Oct 2006 [cached]
"A new component this semester is the addition of 56 Haywood Early College students," explains Dr. Janice Gilliam, vice president of Student Services and Transitional Programs at HCC.
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