Shirley Rijkse
Term: 2017-2020

Shirley Rijkse, of Broadway, North Carolina, is Lead Instructor of Human Resource Management & Workforce Readiness for Business Technologies Department at Central Carolina Community College.  Shirley attended Central Carolina Community College and continued her education at Franklin University where she earned her BS in Human Resources and MBA.  Prior to CCCC, her experiences included human resources, business management & ownership, senior retirement/assisted living administration, vocational rehabilitation, and cosmetology.

Shirley’s involvement with North Carolina Phi Beta Lambda started as a chapter officer, student competitor, winner of State and National titles, and National Who's Who recipient. She has continued her involvement through the Professional Division-Foundation as a member and local chapter advisor.

As an advocate of education and servant leadership; she brings an enthusiastic passion for helping students create their own success stories. Her goal in joining the board is to increase awareness of the NCPBL Foundation and fundraising to help support students of North Carolina.