We are so proud of Homecoming Friend Janet Paschal! This lovely lady, who is so musically talented and also pens remarkable insights in Homecoming Magazine's "Treasures" column each issue, has been working hard in pursuit of another passion over the past few years.
The multi-award-winning singer, songwriter and author decided to take a small step away from the musical career path she has been on for over three decades to venture into the world of academia. Paschal began pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Business from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro a few years ago and was recently recognized for her outstanding scholastic achievement. She was invited to become a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honor society for collegiate schools of business. This invitation is the highest international scholastic recognition offered by The Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics at UNC Greensboro.
Throughout her illustrious career, Paschal has received countless honors and accolades from the gospel music field. With more than a dozen recordings to her credit, this North Carolina native’s passion and vulnerability are most evident in her inspiring music. Her recordings have been recognized with numerous Grammy and Dove Award nominations, and she has often been named as one of the favorite soloists by the genre's top trade magazines.
Born in Reidsville, N.C., Paschal has shared the stage with presidents and has been a featured artist on the popular Gaither Homecoming Tour and video series. She is featured on the two latest Gaither videos, Women of Homecoming, Volumes 1 & 2. After battling breast cancer in 2005, Janet resumed her touring schedule, including concerts, women's conferences and cancer awareness events. In November, 2008, the popular singer released a brand new book, Treasures Of The Snow, which chronicles her triumphant battle with cancer and stories from three decades in gospel music. Her first literary work, The Good Road, became a best seller.
Although much of her time is focused on education these days, Paschal remains committed to her first love, music. She continues to enjoy singing and traveling as often as her schedule permits and is currently scheduling events throughout 2014 and 2015.
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