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Courtney P. Orning

Courtney P. Orning

Director of Communications

California girl-turned-true Southerner, Courtney never passes up the chance to scarf down a hush puppy or monogram everything that isn’t nailed down. A self-described “Happy Appy,” she loves the North Carolina mountains and snowboarding with her husband and fellow Mountaineers. She also considers herself a "Dukie" and loves that she works at an Institute where she can help spread the word about the exciting research happening at SSRI. With a background in communications and liberal studies, a career publicizing social and behavioral research is a perfect fit!

When she’s not at work applying her knowledge of public relations, marketing and event planning for SSRI, you can find her with her kiddos schlepping from one event to the next and loving every minute of it. 

Courtney received her bachelor's degree from Appalachian State University and a master's from Duke University.


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