Municipal court judge Debi Culler

Debi Culler underwent a double mastectomy in November 2016.
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Municipal court judge Debi Culler considers her position within the Division of Student Affairs unique. Being located within a college environment is considered a rarity for her position. But it is all she has known in 25 years as an employee at Clemson University.

Debi Culler, Clemson municipal court judge, at a Pledge the Pink celebration to support breast cancer awareness

Culler took part in a 30-mile Pledge the Pink walk this year.
Image Credit: Debi Culler

In May 2016, she went in for a routine mammogram. Or so she thought. A day later, she received the dreaded return phone call and her world had changed in an instant. Four surgeries and four rounds of chemotherapy later, Culler was considered cancer-free on November 8, last Election Day.

Since that time, Culler has been an advocate of breast cancer awareness, particularly throughout the month of October — where she can be found wearing pink bracelets, earrings and even wigs!

She even took part in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5K in nearby Greenville and Pledge the Pink walk/run celebration across the South Carolina Lowcountry. The latter included 10 miles of walking over a three-day span on the coastal islands of Callawassie, Daufuskie and Hilton Head.

“Those two events just touched me,” said Culler, “and that’s what you need to get through what can be the hardest time of your life.”

Click the video below to see the inspiring account following her bout with breast cancer.