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Rosa A. Brodie, of Rocky Mount, earned her BS degree in natural scienes from St. Augustine's College and her master's degree in science from Howard University in Washington, D.C. She served as an instructor in nursing education at Nash Community College from 1968-1992. In addition, she worked extensively with Nash Rocky Mount Schools, both as a science teacher and a supervisor of science in Target Schools.
This is her second three-year term for the Nash Health Care Board of Commissioners.
She did post-graduate work at NC State University, North Carolina Central University and East Carolina University. She is a lifetime member of the National Education Association, a member of the National Association of University Women, the NAACP, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.
Her numerous accomplishments include the J.B. Harren Service Award and for six consecutive years Nash Community College students selected her for the honor of Outstanding Educator of the Year. In 1976, she received a special Excellence in Teaching award presented by the president of the North Carolina Community College System for the State Government Association. She was also selected as one of the 88 nominees for the first Distinguished Women of North Carolina Awards by the council of the Status of Women.
She is a Deacon at Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church and a delegate to the North Carolina's Women Baptist Home and Foreign Missionary Conventions, and the Lott Carey Convention of the Baptist State Convention.
Rosa Brodie was recently honored with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, one of the highest civilian honors given by North Carolina.