NCC Foundation Receives Gift from NC Association of Black High School Alumni

The North Carolina Association of Black High School Alumni has provided a gift to Nash Community College to assist students with General Educational Development (GED) testing fees. Established in 2008 in order to maintain the history of former African-American high schools in North Carolina, the Association’s mission is to make a difference among area youth by continuing the legacy of these schools. The Association is providing similar gifts to community colleges in five counties with the hope of assisting fifty students with testing fees.
“Nash Community College is thankful for this gift that recognizes the need and supports local citizens who are continuing toward earning a high school degree equivalency by pursuing their GED,” NCC Director of College and Career Readiness Ion Outterbridge said. “The Association’s support will enhance the community as these students improve their employable skill-sets and/or continue educational endeavors.”
The NCC College and Career Readiness program offers a variety of resources to help meet the academic needs of all students. The programs are designed to assist students pursuing the GED, Adult High School Diploma, and prepare students for college placement testing, and enhancement of English, Math, Writing, and Reading skills.
Pictured above, from left: North Carolina Association of Black High School Alumni Historian Jesse Hinton, Jr., NCC Director of College and Career Readiness Director Ion Outterbridge, Vice President Morris Roberson, Treasurer William (Bill) Knight and NCC Foundation Executive Director Pat Daniels.

 

NCC Employee Giving Recognized by United Way

Nash Community College was recognized at a recent United Way luncheon for having the largest employee participation increase. In 2012, Nash Community College faculty and staff contributed over $18,000, a 99 percent increase in faculty and staff pledges from 2011. Total faculty and staff participation increased 24 percent.

Throughout the campaign, employees gave through payroll deduction and other fundraising activities. Gifts to the Rocky Mount Area United Way remain local, and fund programs and services reaching thousands of people in the Rocky Mount/Nash County area each year. The gifts reflect Nash Community College’s continued commitment to the local community.

Pictured above, from left – Front row: NCC English Instructor Robin Latham, NCC Student Activities Coordinator Kara Deans and NCC Dean of Learning Resources and Senior Librarian Deana Guido. Center row: NCC Instructional Support Specialist Vicki Currin and NCC Administrative Secretary Denise Hill. Back row: NCC Vice President for Instruction and Chief Academic Officer Dr. Trent Mohrbutter and NCC Dean of Instruction Mike Latham.

Davenport Autopark Establishes NCC Scholarship

Nash Community College is pleased to announce the Davenport Autopark Automotive Systems Technology Scholarship recently established by Davenport Autopark. The scholarship will provide $1,500 annually to assist a deserving Automotive Systems Technology student training for a career to meet the needs of the local community. The scholarship will be awarded to students enrolled full-time in the program who maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average.

Davenport Autopark, a Buick, Honda and GMC dealer located in Rocky Mount, has supported the local community through their Community for Life program for many years. Through the program, Davenport Autopark gives back to various outreach programs, including a commitment to education and the betterment of the local area.

Pictured are: NCC President Bill Carver (center) and NCC Foundation Executive Director Pat Daniels (left) thank Davenport Autopark General Manager Neill Nelson for establishing the Davenport Autopark Automotive Systems Technology Scholarship at Nash Community College.

Putting Knowledge to Work

Nash Community College Transfer student Melissa Herbert put her knowledge to work by applying lessons learned in the Architectural Technology classroom in the field. Herbert is the designer of the College’s new, on-campus nine-hole disc golf course. Under the direction of Instructor Doug Broad, Herbert created a course that is used by students in PED219 Disc Golf class where they learn basic techniques to play the game. The disc golf course is open to the community when class is not in session. Pictured from left, NCC President Dr. Bill Carver, NCC College Transfer student Melissa Herbert and NCC Architectural Technology Professor Doug Broad.

NCC Announces Nurse Aide I and II Graduates

Nash Community College is pleased to announce its recent Nurse Aide I (NAI) and Nurse Aide II (NAII) graduates.

 

The Nurse Aide I course introduces basic nursing skills required to provide personal care for patients in a health care setting. “NAI students are often surprised at the range of topics the NAI course covers – everything from the legalities of healthcare to proper infection control techniques to how to deal with patients who are terminally ill,” Nurse Aide Program Coordinator Rita Joyner said. Once a student completes the NAI course and passes the state mandated NAI exam they are certified to work in a variety of healthcare setting and to function along with the nurse as a vital part of the healthcare team. “Many NAI graduates go on to nursing school. The NAI course gives them a solid foundation to further their education in healthcare,” Joyner said.

 

NAII students are often seasoned in providing direct patient care and wish to expand their knowledge. Having a NAII certification often helps graduates secure a promotion in the field. “It is rewarding to see the students develop and expand their skills as they prepare to enter, or progress, in the field of healthcare.” NAII graduates are eligible to apply for the North Carolina State Board of Nursing NAII credential.

 

For more information on Nash Community College’s Nurse Aide program, call 252-451-8352.

Nurse Aide I Morning Class – From left, front row: Chasity Mills of Whitakers, Eliza Houston of Nashville, Deshari Lee of Enfield, Danielle Shearin of Elm City and Jessica Mills of Nashville. Back row: Takesha Mills of Enfield, Kiara Silver of Rocky Mount, Maurice Stephon Bates of Rocky Mount, Amanda Brown of Rocky Mount and Latara Wade of Castalia.

Nurse Aide II Evening Class – From left, front row: Rhonda Joyner of Rocky Mount, Nikeshea Nelson of Nashville, Tarshica Richardson of Enfield, Sue Winstead of Louisburg, Brandi Rowley of Rocky Mount and Bryan Ferrell of Whitakers. Back row: Ashley Lynch of Hollister, Angie Lynch of Red Oak, Bonnetta Whitley of Nashville,  Cynthia Jackson of Tarboro, Krystle Medina of Spring Hope and Jannie James of Enfield. Not pictured: Amanda Eley of Rocky Mount, Leighann Kirkland of Whitakers and Pamela Thomas of Rocky Mount.

Nurse Aide I Morning Class – From left, front row: Kadeshia Henderson of Rocky Mount, Jacqueline Lagos of Elm City, Yavette Price of Rocky Mount, Becky Rogers of Bunn, Graysen Smith of Rocky Mount and Lindsey Ball of Louisburg. Back row: Brittany Silver of Nashville, Vicki Braswell of Elm City, Iris Franklin of Spring Hope, Amber Prevatte of Rocky Mount, Keena Washington of Rocky Mount and Roderick Whitley of Tarboro.

Nurse Aide I Evening Class – From left, front row: Shannon Joyner of Elm City, Carrie Jones of Rocky Mount, Darryll Christian of Rocky Mount, Rachell Taylor of Pinetops and Melissa Rico of Nashville. Back row: Curtis Smith of Red Oak, Amanda Hunt of Nashville, Angela Cherry of Rocky Mount, Elmina Smith of Rocky Mount and Tyler Gardner of Rocky Mount.

Nurse Aide Hybrid Class – From left: Monia Silver of Wilson, Catherine Hartman of Nashville and Amanda Rizzo of Rocky Mount. Not pictured: Connor Davis of Rocky Mount, Heather Fryar of Rocky Mount, Samantha Gallentine of Rocky Mount, Jasmine Garris or Rocky Mount, Monia Hargatt of Spring Hope, Anna Joyner of Nashville, Caitlin Judge of Whitakers, Maryann Manning of Nashville, Nicole Manning of Spring Hope, Jamiellah McDuffie of Knightdale, Shannon Person of Wilson, Donasha Pittman of Rocky Mount and Patsy Stevenson of Louisburg.

NCC Child Development Center Announces Pre-K Graduates

Eight students graduated from Nash Community College’s Betsy B. Currin Child Development Center pre-Kindergarten class last week. Pictured on the front row, from left: marshal Ayaan Lynch and graduates William Sidney Doll, Alexis Mikayla Phillips, Louis Anthony Rawls, Jr., Abigail Lorraine Vann, Kaydin Renee Shook, Abigail Grace Whistler, Ayden Scott Whitehurst and Carson Pate Williams. Back row, from left: Center Director Angela Nieves, Instructor Cheri Pinner and NCC President Dr. Bill Carver.

 

The Child Development Center opened its doors in August 1999 and serves children from birth through five years old from families of college employees, students and the community. The Five-Star licensed center operates Monday through Friday from 7:30 am until 5:30 pm. A recent expansion added college classroom space to the building, providing NCC Early Childhood Education students easy access to a real world lab setting enabling them to acquire valuable skills through observation and interaction with children and experienced teachers.

 

For more information about the Betsy B. Currin Child Development Center, call 252-451-1388, email anieves@nashcc.edu or visit www.nashcc.edu/cdc.

NCC Appoints Wiggins as Police Officer

Pictured from left, NCC Police Officer Sara Wiggins and NCC President Dr. Bill Carver

Officer Sarah Wiggins was recently appointed as a part-time officer with Nash Community College’s Police Department. Wiggins is employed as Company Police Administrator for the North Carolina Department of Justice Criminal Justice Standards Division.

The NCC Police Department employs a chief, three full-time officers who also serve as instructors, and one part-time officer. Each officer is sworn by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Training and Standards Division, and holds full arrest authority and jurisdiction on campus-owned and controlled property. At minimum, one Nash County Sheriff Deputy is also on duty during operating hours.

NCC Police Officers work varying schedules allowing extended coverage and provide support during special occasions on campus and at large events. They are empowered to protect the campus and enforce state and municipal laws, and College rules and regulations.

For more information, please call 252-451-8313.

Nash Community College Future Business Leaders Win State Awards

Nash Community College’s Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) business organization received chapter and individual honors at the 59th Annual North Carolina Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference held recently in Charlotte. Computer Information Technologies students Andrea Hill, Ruby Leak and Travis Smith, Accounting student James Ford, Advertising and Graphic Design student David Watts and co-advisors Chris Morgan, Computer Information Technologies Department, and Instructor Nakisha Floyd represented the College at the conference.

The group brought home first place in the Free Enterprise category for their involvement in the Communities in Schools annual Financial Literacy Retreat hosted at Nash Community College in October. At the retreat, PBL members assisted in teaching area seventh graders personal financial responsibility. NCC was also recognized as Chapter of the Year in the professional division for recruiting the most new professional division members and earned the Terry Lowrance Leadership Award for participating in various activities throughout the year.

NCC placed first in the eastern region for professional division chapter affiliation membership, second place in the professional division for membership, second place in the eastern region for largest percentage increase in chapter student membership, third place among the eastern region for the largest increase in chapter membership. The NCC chapter also received recognition for professional division membership recruitment and was awarded the Membership Madness Award for new chapter member recruitment.

First place in North Carolina for Database Design and Applications was awarded to Travis Smith of Louisburg. Andrea Hill, of Rocky Mount, received fourth place in the state for Networking Concepts. Ruby Leak, of Rocky Mount, was awarded sixth place for job interview. Accounting student James Ford of Spring Hope placed eighth for Accounting principles. Both, Leak and Ford were recognized in the Who’s Who in North Carolina category. All five NCC chapter representatives were awarded certificates for completing the leadership development program.

Phi Beta Lambda is an organization open to all curriculum students who are interested in business. The organization gives students the opportunity to develop leadership, communication and business skills to assist them in furthering their careers. PBL connects business students with business contacts and local business leaders. It also gives students the chance to compete with other students from across the state and nation for recognition as top students in a variety of business-related topics. PBL assists students by enhancing their résumés with leadership opportunities and award recognition.

NCC students Ruby Leak and Travis Smith, along with their advisors, will travel to Anaheim, California later this month to present at the 2013 National Leadership Conference.

Pictured above from left: Accounting student James Ford, Advisor Chris Morgan, Advertising and Graphic Design student David Watts, Computer Information Technologies student Travis Smith, Computer Information Technologies student Ruby Leak, Computer Information Technologies student Andrea Hill and Advisor Nakisha Floyd.

 

Upcoming FREE Seminars

Area businesses can benefit from continuing education and training opportunities offered this summer by Nash Community College. The Nash Community College Small Business Center brings instructors and professionals together during workshops and courses to help local businesses find success. Focusing on efficiency, business development and growth, the following NCC Small Business Center courses are free and open to the public. The Center also offers free, confidential counseling for new and existing businesses. Call NCC Small Business Center Director Fred Brooks at 252-451-8233 or email fbrooks@nashcc.edu for more information.
Dynamite Marketing on a Firecracker Budget:
June 18, 2013, 1-4 p.m., NCC B & I Center, Rm. 1211
Bookkeeping and Taxes for Small Businesses:
June 25, 2012, 1-4 p.m., NCC B & I Center, Rm. 1211
How to Start a Successful Business:
August 1, 2013, 6-9 p.m., NCC B & I Center, Rm. 1211
Writing a Successful Business Plan:
August 8, 2013, 6-9 p.m., NCC B & I Center, Rm. 1213
Obtaining a Loan for Your Small Business:
August 15, 2013, 6-9 p.m., NCC B & I Center, Rm. 1211
Dynamite Marketing on a Firecracker Budget:
August 22, 2013, 6-9 p.m., NCC B & I Center, Rm. 1211
Bookkeeping and Taxes for Small Businesses:
August 27, 2013, 6-9 p.m., NCC B & I Center, Rm. 1211
Grant Writing:
September 5, 2013, 6-9 p.m., NCC B & I Center, Rm. 1211
Improve Your Credit Score to 740+ & Get a Business or Personal Loan:
September 17, 2013, 6-9 p.m., NCC B & I Center, Rm. 1215