Debbie’s Fund recently dedicated a memorial fountain at the Imperial Centre for Arts and Sciences honoring the life of Debbie Kornegay. A gift was also presented to the Nash Community College Foundation to provide support to a deserving Nash Community College Culinary Arts student. “The College is grateful to be part of Debbie Kornegay’s legacy. We are grateful to her family for choosing to invest in a Culinary Arts student who, like Debbie, has a passion for cooking,” NCC President Bill Carver said. Pictured from left: Bob Kornegay, Jr., NCWC Mims Gallery Director Everett Adelman, NCC President Bill Carver and Debbie’s Fund Program Director Victoria Sowers.
Nash Community College’s Chief Information Officer Jonathan Vester recently attended the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN) Community Day 2012 at Elon University with more than 200 North Carolina educators, researchers, government officials and business leaders.
Vester was awarded the Empower Award which recognizes new members who have made a significant impact within the organization during a short amount of time. The Empower Award recipients are selected by the Microelectronics Center of North Carolina (MCNC) with input from the NCREN Community.
During the two-day conference, Vester presented “Can You See Me Now? Using Video Services to Extend the Modern Classroom” delving into the process Nash Community College took during its recent conversion of underutilized and costly video endpoints into interactive two-way instructional portals. The presentation highlighted uses, possibilities and benefits of video technology for institutions.
Vester also developed and led a MCNC pilot effort at Nash Community College to utilize Cisco System’s Movi technology, a viable and less expensive solution to replace the North Carolina Information Highway in delivering two-way video instruction from NCC classrooms and into the homes and offices of its students. As a result, 15 North Carolina Community Colleges are now using the technology to deliver real-time video on their own campuses. The project resulted in a significant cost savings at Nash Community College and statewide.
Vester began as Nash Community College’s Director of Institutional Technology in January 2011 and was named Chief Information Officer in July 2012. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Education with a concentration in Community College Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Computer Information Systems, both from Western Carolina University, and an Associate in Applied Science in Computer Information Systems from Wilson Community College. He resides in Rocky Mount with his wife Amy and their four children.
Pictured: Nash Community College Chief Information Officer Jonathan Vester (right) with MCNC Vice President of NCREN Community Support John John T Killebrew.
Nash Community College’s new student orientation was held November 14th and spring registration is November 14th -16th . Extended registration is January 3rd, 4th & 7th. Classes begin January 8th.
Visit nashcc.edu for a list of course offerings or call 252-451-8219 for more information.
Nash Community College has officially kicked off its United Way campaign. Above, Nash Community College President Bill Carver visits with Nash Community College’s Betsy B. Currin Child Development Center for a United Way campaign kickoff activity with a coloring exercise. Nash Community College students, faculty and staff recently are collecting non-perishable food items and raising money for United Way though campus fundraisers and the employee campaign.