Raymond Pullen


Raymond Pullen

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Spanish Instructor
English
Whiteside Hall

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Spanish Instructor, English Department
Whiteside Hall 
662-621-4148
rpullen@coahomacc.edu


Raymond Pullen sees size as an advantage for Coahoma Community College. “Coahoma Community College is small enough for the faculty to get to know most of the students,” said Pullen, a Spanish instructor in CCC’s Department of English and Foreign Language. “We’re able to spend time with them and understand the situations they are facing.”

Before joining CCC’s faculty in the fall of 2011, Pullen received an associate’s degree in Communications with an emphasis in Broadcasting in 2001 from Northwest Mississippi Community College and a bachelor’s degree in Communications/ Broadcast and Electronic Media in 2003, as well as bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Spanish in 2008 and 2010 respectively from the University of Mississippi.

He enjoys being apart of an institution whose mission is to serve the community.

“The biggest service our school provides is the access to evening classes away from the main campus. There’s always at least one site conveniently nearby for anyone who wants to learn,” he said.

In addition to academics, Pullen strives to enhance his students by imparting life lessons.

“ I hope to encourage my students to take advantage of every opportunity in school and to get excited about learning because educational opportunities become harder to obtain as life becomes more complicated,” he said.

“Although it’s sometimes hard to do, take time to step outside of your comfort zone. You’ll learn more about yourself and what you’re able to accomplish.”

Pullen enjoys books that are related to the literature and culture of the Spanish-speaking world, playing the guitar, visiting places of interest that are nearby and photographing nature. He also enjoys learning about other languages, and is currently exploring the language of the Choctaw Indians and the Braille system.

He finds inspiration in the following quote from Thomas Jefferson: “Determine to never be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.”