Glynda Duncan

Glynda Duncan


English Instructor
Whiteside Hall

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English Instructor, English Department
Whiteside Hall 

Glynda Duncan believes that Coahoma Community College is a small college that offers big opportunities.

“We’re small enough to take a personal interest in our students,” said Duncan, an instructor in CCC’s English and Foreign Language Department. “Knowing them personally can help lift their self-esteem and self-confidence in their abilities.”

Duncan joined CCC’s faculty in 1987. She received a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Arkansas and a master’s degree in English Education from Delta State University. In addition, Duncan is a Delta Area Writing Project Fellow as well as a teaching consultant and portfolio consultant for Writing Across the Curriculum. In 2003, she was recognized as a Governor William Winter Scholar and as CCC’s Humanities Teacher of the Year in 2004.

Using her influence as an instructor, Duncan instills within her students words of wisdom such as, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail” and “Honesty is the best policy”. She encourages her students to face their fears head on.

“Don’t be afraid of failure; we learn more from our failures than we do from our accomplishments,” she said. “You are only a failure if you fail to try.”

She also stresses the importance of treating everyone with dignity and respect.

“Treat people as you want to be treated.  Show respect for people and you can learn to get along with anyone,” she said.

Women Who Run with the Wolves is among Duncan’s favorite books, and she enjoys reading a wide range of genres, including mysteries, comedies, and Southern Gothic. Her hobbies include singing, listening to music, antiquing, watching sports and movies, traveling and public speaking.

In her life, Duncan strives to “do my best at all times; that way, I will never be ashamed of my effort.” She also believes that “things do not have to be done perfectly; things just need to be done the right way in the right time.”

Duncan finds inspiration in II Corinthians 5:7, “For we walk by faith and not by sight.”