Precious Cephus, '92
Precious Cephus, Financial Aid Success Coach, is one of the special members of the campus community, having spent time at Navarro College as a student before becoming a staff member. She has been employed with Navarro College for almost 30 years. She started her journey in the Office of Residence Life as an Administrative Assistant. Then for the next 12 years, she split her time working in two departments as a Residence Life Area Coordinator and Financial Aid Accounting Clerk. Eventually, she transferred to the Financial Aid Department working her way up from specialist and counselor to success coach. Her love, dedication, and commitment to the College while building strong lasting connections to students is what makes her a treasured employee.
A Corsicana native, Precious attended Corsicana High School and graduated in 1989 before she began her studies at Navarro College. She obtained her associate's degree from NC in 1992 and her bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University-Commerce in 2012.
Precious has been active outside the campus community for over 20 years. On the weekends, she keeps herself busy taking care of developmentally challenged adults at a group home, seeing them complete challenging tasks and learning new things which she finds rewarding. For several years, Precious served as the sponsor and chaperone of both gospel and choir groups through NC's club, Chosen Ministries. Since 2006, she has also worked as a Test Coordinator for ACT and continues to administer ACT Tests on a bi-monthly basis.
In her spare time, she enjoys reading, listening to gospel and R&B music, and couponing.
Favorite NC memory: Being a dogsitter of NC mascot, Beau V. while he was in her office.
Favorite Bible verse: "Cast all your worries upon him because he cares for you." 1 Peter 5:7
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