June 9, 2009


Reception to Honor Psychologist for Donating Professional Library

On June 3, 2009, Northeast Alabama Community College hosted a reception honoring Barbara Jacobs Heath, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist, for the donation of her professional library to the Northeast Alabama Community College Library. The professional library consisted of almost 250 books.

Dr. David Campbell, President of NACC, recognized Heath for her numerous professional accomplishments and thanked her for the donation. "Dr. Heath has had an outstanding career as a psychologist and mental health care administrator," stated Campbell. "It is very generous of her to donate her professional library collection to us. The collection will greatly help our faculty and students educationally. We also have the books shelved separately so that students can see first-hand the type of knowledge that must be acquired to be an effective psychologist."

Dr. Heath earned a B.A. from Lambuth College, as well as an M.A. and a Ph.D., both in psychology, from George Peabody College, which is now Vanderbilt University. During most of her career, she was a licensed psychologist in both Tennessee and Alabama, and she held various offices in state and regional psychology associations. Her work experience included serving as the clinical director of a two-county mental health center, working fifteen years in private practice in Northeast Alabama, working twelve years as a full-time psychologist with the Three Springs Company, and consulting and teaching at Northeast Alabama Community College and the University of Alabama in Huntsville. In 1982-1987, she was appointed by the governor to serve a five-year term on the Alabama Board of Examiners in Psychology. Dr. Heath, who retired from active practice in April 2007, is married to Mr. Charles M. Heath, Jr., and has one child, Ms. Lesley Jacobs.

In the NACC Learning Resources Center

For more information on the Northeast library services and holdings, contact Julia Everett at or call  ext.226, or go to the website: Learning Resources Center.

Pictured with the plaque honoring Dr. Heath are (L-R) Learning Resources Center Director Julia Everett; Dr. Heath; and Dr. David Campbell, President of NACC.