It's not often you're accused of a crime and on court day, you're met with cheers.
"Many of us, as I look around, have worked with Nancy for a very, very long time. She has always been very student-centered, and Has always had the reputation and the good of the college at heart,"said Particia Malinowski.
Malinowski is a former co-worker of Nancy Purdy. She is one of dozens who showed support at the Hopewell Town Courthouse.
Many friends and former co-workers say they can't believe the charges she's facing.
"It seems awfully hard to imagine that she would indeed change a grade that would benefit her in any way," said Ray Smith, a former colleague.
FLCC says last spring, a State University Auditing team found "illegal behavior" while reviewing student records. It's alleged Purdy changed grades and added courses to student transcripts without authorization.
"I believe it was authorized in many instances," said James Nobles, Purdy's attorney.
Nobles believes the former administrator, who pleaded not guilty to official misconduct and falsifying business records, was singled out, but he didn't know why.
"Really, the bottom line is the school didn't have a firm policy for many, many, many years and even after they did have a policy, it was commonly violated, even by the people who put the policy in place," said Nobles.
A college statement says the school has procedures in place when faculty need to adjust grades for an appropriate reason and everyone at the college is expected to follow the them.
Purdy has since resigned from the school. She'll be back in court mid-December.