Student Spotlight: Kabryn Mattison

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIf you told me 6 years ago where I would be today, I would not have believed you. High school was not a walk in the park for me. Life happened, personal challenges arose and I didn’t even end up walking at my graduation. Directly after graduation in 2007, I got a job at a local bank and enrolled in a few classes at Nash Community. The instructors were wonderful, but I struggled balancing my personal life and academics. I was straight out of high school and unsure what I wanted to major in —what I wanted to dedicate years of formal education to. Business, Art, English, Science? All of these subjects interested me but nothing left me wanting more. I knew something had to change and that I needed to search for an answer. It was that so called “opportunity paralysis” that pushed me to make a change. I decided to save my money, and to go exploring.


I cut back here and there, and slowly found ways to save. I’d seen it in the movies; I’d seen photographs of a beautiful and vast wilderness, surrounded by the Tasman Sea that they called New Zealand. Glaciers next to oceans, penguins on beaches, I had to see it to believe it. A working holiday visa was offered there that allowed me to travel for up to a year and work legally in the country when I needed money. So after working two jobs to save up, I bought a plane ticket and a backpack and was off. I explored wildly and challenged myself daily. I worked odd and end jobs; I worked at a sheep farm, a coffee shop, a vineyard, a dairy farm, a yoga retreat and a feijoa orchard to name a few.

After New Zealand, I flew to Indonesia and traveled across Bali and her surrounding islands. It was there that I began to meet wildlife and environmental conservationists that were making changes in Asia. I snorkeled world-renowned reefs and learned about how humans were affecting them. I met people who dedicated their lives to saving endangered sea turtles, rehabilitating birds from the brink of extinction and raising awareness in local communities to push for change globally. I then flew to Vietnam and during my travels learned about the consequences of mass deforestation and the importance of environmental education. It was then that I knew. I knew that I had to dedicate my life to this cause. I knew I had to become a conservation biologist. I had to learn everything there was to know about the vast world around me, which ironically meant… I had to return home.

My plane landed on North Carolina soil in 2012, and I was changed and renewed. In order to begin to make my dreams a reality, I had to further my education. The very next semester I enrolled as an Associate in Science, college transfer student at Nash Community College. My decision to enroll at Nash Community was a no-brainer. The small class size, instructor accessibility and solid academic programs I had encountered in my previous enrollment made me feel confident in my choice to start at Nash instead of a four-year university.

2Now, in my last year at Nash, I have come so much farther than I would have expected. Since returning from my trip I have maintained a 4.0, served as an officer for Phi Theta Kappa, and was given the opportunity to serve as a Student Ambassador this year. Nash Community has pushed me to become a stronger woman by fostering my leadership skills and always encouraging me to think bigger and better. Thanks to the amazing Peer Assisted Learning program, PAL, I am tutoring in the very subject that made me want to pursue higher education, Environmental Biology. The unbelievable biology lab and biodiversity center at Nash Community’s S&T building has allowed me since my freshman year to process DNA, learn real world lab skills, and get hands on with animals I love. I have formed connections with instructors that have led me to pursue independent undergraduate research opportunities, attend and present at conferences in my field of study, and experience real field work in the North Carolina mountains.

I hope that my story can serve as an inspiration. Be easy on yourself. Be patient with the process of self-exploration. If my journey has taught me anything, it is that an inspired heart is a strong one. I began my journey at Nash Community just planning on obtaining my “Core 44” credits and transferring on, but the amazing opportunities that Nash offers have convinced me to graduate with the class of 2015. I can’t wait to put on that cap and gown for the first time and walk across Nash Community College’s stage!

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NCC Shares Innovative Practices with Community College System


Michael Coleman, NCC Director of Counseling

Nash Community College is once again sharing proven methods of innovation — this time at the North Carolina Community College System Conference being held in Raleigh October 12-14, 2014.
The spotlight is on the college’s implementation of technology in its Student and Enrollment Services office, to streamline the workflow process and minimize student wait time. Michael Coleman, Director of Counseling at Nash Community College, will present “In House Electronic Sign-In System for Practically No Cost” at the system conference. The office houses admissions, financial aid, the registrar, and provides assistance to students registering for classes, and seeking counseling.

The college’s former process for seeing students in the Student and Enrollment Services office required individuals to sign in using a paper sign-in sheet at the front desk. A front desk staff member would then notify other staff members individually by phone until an available employee was located. The system caused delays, increased room for error, and allowed no process for tracking the number of individuals signed in or anticipate their needs.

After reviewing several companies that would charge as much as $30,000 for an electronic solution to improve the process, NCC decided to create an in-house solution. Using Google Docs, iPads, and the college’s website, NCC staff created an electronic sign-in system that has increased efficiency, record keeping, and customer service — all for less than $1,000 in equipment costs.

Since implementation in February 2013, the electronic sign-in system has significantly increased the efficiency and speed at which Student and Enrollment Services employees have been able to assist students, decreasing student overall wait times. Staff members now have the ability to monitor students signing in from their office, which means they can research students’ needs immediately and many times, staff members are able to provide answers and resolve issues in their initial contact with the student.

Even more impressive, is the ability of staff members to access the sign-in sheet on their smart phone or tablet. This means staff members can be away from their desk and still observe how many students are signing-in in real time. If a department director is off campus and observes a sudden influx in student traffic, they can quickly make a few calls and pull staff members to assist.

Additionally, with the electronic sign-in system, the department is now able to keep electronic records which can be used to make staffing decisions during peak times. Such reporting can also provide analytics including information about peak traffic and wait times, the types of questions students have, and the departments that are seeing the most traffic. Searches within the system can also find specific student information such as what days, times, and needs a particular student had each time they signed in. The system has been so effective, Student and Enrollment Services plans on adding more iPad devices in the future to further enhance students’ ability to quickly get the answers they need.

At the conference, Coleman will walk attendees through setting up their own electronic sign-in system. As an alumnus of the college holding an Associate in Applied Science in Architectural Technology, Coleman speaks from experience, knowing firsthand how improved processes and increased efficiency can benefit students. After graduating from Nash, Michael Coleman attended Liberty University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Religion and Master’s degrees in both Religion and Business Administration. He is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Business Administration at Liberty University. Coleman has been employed at the college since 2007.

Retired NCC Professor and Scotland County Native to Present Civil War Program

MaryWayneWatson_02Scotland County native Dr. Mary Wayne Watson, retired Nash Community College Professor and Road Scholar with the NC Humanities Council, will present a program on Sandhills women’s perspectives of the American Civil War. The event, co-sponsored by the Richmond Historical Society, is set for 7:00 p.m. on September 15, 2014, at Rockingham City Hall in Rockingham, NC. Watson’s presentation is titled “Women’s Attitudes towards Secession and the Civil War.”

Research on the work of her great uncle, North Carolina Poet Laureate John Charles McNeill, as well as her cousin, Gerald White Johnson, noted historian and journalist, both from Scotland County, motivated Watson to look further into her family’s history. In so doing she discovered a series of letters written during the Civil War by her great-grandmother in Scotland County to a family in Moore County.

The program presents a fascinating look at women’s views during the beginning, middle, and end of the Civil War period in North Carolina.

An initially uplifting, idealistic support of the Union as a great experiment in democracy and self-rule ultimately fades into prayers for return of the surviving men as well as hopes for peace, followed by ultimate acceptance of the bitter realities of war on a land and a people crushed in the aftermath. Poignant descriptions of the impact of Sherman’s “scorched earth policy” on a once proud and surprisingly literary Sandhills community remind us once again that war is hell–even when it is brother against sister.

Watson received her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia and her Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has taught at middle schools, high schools, community colleges, and universities in North Carolina and Virginia.

New NCC Trustees Bring Extensive Public Safety Leadership Experience

Nash Community College’s leadership is poised to steer continued growth in public safety training. Two new recent Board of Trustees appointments bring decades of experience in first responder and emergency management leadership to the College’s governing body. Both community college alumni, James A. Mercer of Nashville and Chief J. Keith Harris of Rocky Mount, will serve four-year terms. Mercer was appointed by the Nash County Board of Commissioners and Chief Harris was appointed by Governor Pat McCrory. With the addition of the new Continuing Education and Public Services Building slated to open on the south end of campus next spring, the new NCC leaders will enhance the College’s ability to meet the needs of the public services sector, and the local and regional communities.

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James A. Mercer

Mercer completed his Associate in Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice at Nash Community College, and transferred to Shaw University to earn his Bachelor of Science degree in Behavioral Sciences. He has 25 years’ experience in fire service and emergency management, including North Carolina certifications as Emergency Management Coordinator Type I, Certified Hazardous Material Responder, Certified First Aid Instructor, Level II Fire Service Instructor, Fire Service Methodology Instructor, Level II Fire Inspector and has had extensive Incident Command and Hazardous Material (HazMat) training.

Mercer is a 30-year veteran of the United States Army, North Carolina National Guard and the United States Army Reserves having served in the United States Army during combat in Iraq. He is the Senior Army Instructor for the JROTC at Wallace-Rose Hill High School in Teachey, North Carolina. His professional experience also includes service as a police officer and firefighter in Rocky Mount and Director of Emergency Services for Edgecombe County. He led Edgecombe County’s emergency response and disaster recovery during Hurricane Floyd in 1999 and has held the positions of Director of Emergency Management for the City of Raleigh, and Director of Public Services for Nash Community College during his career. In 1999, he received the Emergency Manager of the Year ‘Edward Griffin Award’ from the North Carolina State Emergency Management Association and was named Nash Community College’s Outstanding Alumnus in 2003.

Keith Harris

Chief J. Keith Harris

Chief J. Keith Harris worked in the fire, rescue, and emergency medical fields for over 31 years and retired as the Rocky Mount Fire Chief in April 2010. From 1999 until 2003 he served as Rocky Mount’s Hurricane Floyd Flood Recovery Manager. He has assisted in many other areas of North Carolina as well as other states aiding in recovery from disasters, including the Gulf Region following Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Throughout his career Chief Harris was involved with local and state-level emergency management and homeland security programs, federal disaster response, and recovery, mitigation, and preparedness programs. He has lectured nationally and provided training on emergency preparedness, severe weather and flooding at many venues across the United States. Chief Harris assisted the National Weather Service in the development of nationwide hurricane drills, and served on numerous local and state committees associated with emergency management and homeland security. In 2011 and 2012, Chief Harris served as the North Carolina Long Term Recovery Manager for the American Red Cross, helping communities throughout North Carolina recover from the 2011 tornado outbreak and damages sustained down east from Hurricane Irene.

He is a strong proponent of regionalized approaches whenever possible, and he is most proud of working relationships forged between city, county, and state agencies following 9/11 and during his tenure as Rocky Mount Fire Chief. Harris earned an Associate in Applied Science degree in Fire Protection Technology from Wilson Community College and completed the Municipal Administration Program through the University of North Carolina School of Government.

For more information, please call 252-451-8235.

NCC Math Professor Selected as Department Chair


Dina Pitt, NCC Mathematics Department Chair

Nash Community College Mathematics Professor Dina Pitt of Rocky Mount has been promoted to Chair the College’s Mathematics Department. Beginning in the 2014-2015 Academic Year, the Mathematics and Sciences Department was divided into two unique areas of curricula due to program growth, especially in fundamental math studies.

“Dina Pitt has been instrumental in the cultural shift across campus. Without realizing the potential virility, she coined a phenomenon referred to as ‘Blue Love’ that embodies the College’s commitment to the success of its students. Her energy, passion and professionalism often drive the Math Department, and make a difference every day in the lives of Nash Community College students,” NCC President Dr. Bill Carver said.

Pitt holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Mathematics Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Arts degree in Mathematics from Campbell University. She began her career at Nash Community College in 2000. With Pitt’s leadership, the Math Department implemented the Developmental Math Redesign in fall 2013 and increased student success rates from 53 percent in fall 2012 to 73 percent in fall 2013. She was designated with professorate distinction among NCC’s inaugural professorate class in 2010.

Earlier this year, Pitt was selected by her peers, and through a student evaluation process as the recipient of the 2014 J. Edgar and Peggie T. Moore Excellence in Teaching Award. As the 2014 recipient of the award, Pitt served as Faculty Marshal for the College’s Spring 2014 commencement exercises and represented NCC in the statewide North Carolina Community College System’s Excellence in Teaching Award process.

“Not only does Mrs. Pitt care about her students, she cares about every soul in our building. I have witnessed her approaching students that she has never met before to ask them what they want to do in life. With a light push of encouragement, many students find the strength they need to succeed through her. Anyone on campus will agree that she is the funniest and most uplifting instructor they have ever had,” NCC Associate in Science student Jessica Avila said.

Global Advancements in Community College Radio Station, Big Bang Radio WNIA 89.1 FM


Station Manager Melissa Herbert and Joey Daughtridge (aka DJ Joey D).


“이는 K-팝이다” or “This is K-Pop (Korean Pop)” is just one of the show introductions listeners of Nash Community College’s radio station, Big Bang Radio WNIA 89.1 FM, will hear in the upcoming fall semester. Dubbed “the station that plays something for everyone” by the first student manager back in 2008, WNIA stays true to its roots with the ushering in of the station’s fourth successor, Melissa “Max” Herbert.

Graduating from Nash Community College this year with an Associate in Arts degree, a Korean pop show is but one of the eclectic genres to be highlighted on the novice station manager’s roster of shows, set to begin mid-August. Tune the dial to WNIA 89.1 FM and audiences may hear poetry readings, Celtic music, PROG (Progressive Rock and Metal) or a talk show being culminated with the current airing of today’s hits in a mix of genres and yesterday’s classics. “I want it [Big Bang Radio] to stand out from other radio stations and for listeners to be exposed to something new,” is Melissa’s take on her plans for the autumn radio line up.

Jessi Brown, or DJ E.L.F. (Ever Lasting Friends), is on board with the diverse approach taken by the new Big Bang Radio manager. Hosting the imminent K-Pop show, Jessi hopes the Korean tunes she features will make those attentive want to dance. When asked why she chose K-Pop as her genre to host; “It’s happy…even though you can’t understand all of the words.”

“We continue to improve the format of Big Bang Radio, focusing on independent local and unknown artists,” shared Andrew Small, chief operator of WNIA. In addition to format advancements, the station also progresses on a technological level. Beginning as a streaming station in 2008 and broadcasting FM in December 2010, Nash Community College’s Big Bang Radio now offers the digital vibes of an Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) stream. Accessible via a desktop computer media player or as an application for Android and Apple devices, Big Bang Radio can be heard at any location a connection to the internet can be received. Small suggests that this up-to-date means of broadcasting is the first of exciting changes set to take place at the College.

Though operated by Nash Community College students and alumni, the station is not only targeting on-campus facilitators and encourages the utilization of the assorted audible resources that constitute Big Bang Radio, WNIA 89.1 FM, by the community. Station manager, Melissa Herbert strives to have anyone, not just college-age, tune into the gamut of public-encompassing topics being offered. She also encourages the participation of Nash Community College students and alumni with an interest in communication to volunteer at the station to achieve the growth and craft of a radio station that the College’s faculty, staff, students and surrounding community want. With eyes on the prize of an ever-flourishing fan base, the college radio DJ signs off with the assured, “Thank you for listening to Big Bang Radio, WNIA 89.1 FM…Tarboro, Nashville, Rocky Mount, a service of Nash Community College.”

Contact Andrew Small, Nash Community College Director of Media Production at 252-451-8220 or Big Bang Radio Station Manager, Melissa Herbert at 252-451-8486 for more information about the station or volunteering.

NCC Employees Learn Lifesaving Techniques


From left: NCC EMS Instructor and Coordinator Olivia Moss, Rocky Mount Fire Department Fire and Life Safety Educator Dorothy Hinton, NCC Director Safety and Security and Chief of Police Wayne Lamm

Nash Community College faculty and staff participated in professional development activities to learn life saving techniques this summer. Through the Rocky Mount Fire Department Public Access Program for AEDs, employees are taking a step toward a safer campus by understanding how to use hands only CPR and Automated External Defibrillators (AED) in emergency situations. To date, 76 percent of Nash Community College’s full-time employees have received training in hands only CPR and AED use. Twenty-nine employees were certified prior to beginning the recent training.

Hands only CPR can more than double the chance of survival when someone experiences cardiac arrest. Knowing how to utilize an AED, and having access to the device when needed could result in 50,000 saved lives throughout the country every year, according to the American Red Cross. The organization recommends that individuals should be within a few minutes of an AED and someone trained to use it.

“Nash Community College trains our area’s first responders, so it is only fitting that our campus is provided the same opportunities to be qualified to step in and help if needed. When a person’s heart stops, the top two methods that have shown an improvement in patient outcomes are early CPR and early defibrillation,” Nash Community College Emergency Medical Services Coordinator and Instructor Olivia Moss said. “CPR should begin as quickly as possible and the AED should be placed within 10 minutes to increase the chance of survival.” Moss led the training, along with Fire and Life Safety Educator, Dorothy Hinton of the Rocky Mount Fire Department.

As a result of high participation, the College received two AEDs from the grant in July. Once in place, a total of four AEDs will be available for use throughout campus. The placement of the devices will help narrow response time in the event of a critical situation. Once installed, continued training will be offered for additional employees.

For more information about Nash Community College’s Emergency Medical Services, CPR or AED training, please call Olivia Moss at 252-451-8355. For more information about the Public Access Program offered through Rocky Mount Fire Department, contact Dorothy Hinton at 252-972-1384.​

NCC Instructor Appointed to World View Board



Nash Community College is effectively infusing a global worldview throughout its campus by instilling diversity, knowledge, interconnectedness and understanding in students, faculty and staff.

Humanities and Social Sciences Instructor, Christopher Kent, was recently appointed to the University of North Carolina’s World View Board of Directors. As a public service and international program for educators at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, World View equips leaders in academia with best practices and resources to extend to students in preparing them for the world ahead. “Internationalizing the classroom is important because the more globally our students think, the more globally our students can act, effectively reaching out to the rest of the world and making an impact both at home and in the ever internationalizing job market,” Kent said.

Christopher Kent, of Tarboro, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from East Carolina University and a Master of Science degree in Asian Studies from Griffith University in Queensland, Australia. His professional résumé includes experience teaching in higher education in English as a second language, cross cultural communication, global understanding, and East Asian History, and in curriculum design, along with extensive international travel and scholarship.

Kent is co-chair of Nash Community College’s Global Education Committee leading the development, enhancement and promotion of campus-wide awareness and knowledge related to global education, with Dr. Keith Smith, the College’s Associate Vice President of Community and Governmental Affairs.

In June, Kent participated in the World View Summer Institute in Chapel Hill and he will attend various events sponsored by World View throughout the upcoming academic year. With his service on the Board of Directors, and along with the vision of the College’s Global Education Committee, Kent and Nash Community College leaders are creating opportunities to use existing technology to extend selected courses to foreign students. Future plans for NCC include creating a study abroad program and partnering with foreign schools. Kent is teaching a new course this fall, East Asian History, which will be centered around hands-on learning.

75 Nurse Aides Primed for Medical Careers

Seventy-five Nash Community College Level I and II Nurse Aides were honored for program completion this month during a graduation ceremony. Nurse Aide I students learned nursing skills to prepare them for patient care including topics ranging from healthcare law to infection control and terminal illness. Nurse Aide I graduates are prepared to take the North Carolina Nurse Aide Exam, and following successful completion, may serve in a variety of healthcare settings as a vital member of a medical team. Many Nurse Aide I graduates continue their education by enrolling in nursing school.

Nurse Aide II students are often seasoned in providing direct patient care and wish to expand their knowledge. With the Nurse Aide II certification, many completers are able to achieve promotion in their field. Additionally, Nurse Aide II graduates are eligible to apply for the North Carolina State Board of Nursing Nurse Aide II credential. For more information about Nash Community College’s Nurse Aide program, call 252-451-8352.

Nurse Aide I – From left: Front Row – Jalisa Judkins of Rocky Mount, Jennifer Best of Zebulon, Crystal Gibson of Bailey, TaTanisha Hill of Nashville and Emily Bonsell of Rocky Mount. Back Row – Tianna Alston of Nashville, Tonya House of Rocky Mount, Rickietta Elliott of Tarboro, Latoya S. Hicks of Roanoke Rapids, Amanda Pridgen of Nashville and Kimberly Graham of Rocky Mount. Not Pictured: Jesse Bullock of Enfield, Jessica Dancy of Castalia, Tiffany Davis of Enfield, Emily Denton of Spring Hope, Jessica Draughn of Rocky Mount, Marisela Garcia of Rocky Mount, Christine Kingsley of Louisburg, Brian Luter of Rocky Mount, Linda Matthews of Zebulon, Amanda Renfrow of Lucama, Carolyn Wiggins of Bailey and Sheena Williams of Wilson.

Nurse Aide I – From left: Front Row – Taquanda McGee of Enfield, Barbara Blount of Rocky Mount, Dominuque Baines of Rocky Mount, Aquilla Silver of Rocky Mount, Jasmine Hudson of Rocky Mount and Joetta Stubblefield of Rocky Mount. Back Row – Courtney Gay of Castalia, Alma M. Garcia of Rocky Mount, Carrie Jantzen of Red Oak, Robin Joyner of Castalia and Alexus Williams of Rocky Mount.


Nurse Aide I – From left: Front Row – Diana Alejandro Keel of Nashville, Jessica Sandy Shaw of Zebulon and Blair Elizabeth Edwards of Rocky Mount. Back Row – Brittany Miller of Rocky Mount, Luette Griffin of Rocky Mount and Ashleigh Medlin of Wendell. Not Pictured: Gwendolyn Blackwell of Battleboro, Christy Hamarick of Rocky Mount and Erin Strickland of Rocky Mount.

Nurse Aide I – From left: Front Row – Shaneka Pittman of Rocky Mount, Katherine Heafner of Nashville and Eboni Armstrong of Rocky Mount. Back Row – Jasmine Ragland of Rocky Mount, Lori Vick of Spring Hope and Mia Vick of Spring Hope. Not Pictured: Rebekah Champion of Zebulon.


Nurse Aide II – From left: Front Row – Andrea Hucks of Tarboro, Sandra Cone of Middlesex and Ashlee Dement of Louisburg. Back Row – James C. Green, Jr. of Spring Hope, Brianna Cone of Middlesex and Bailey Parker of Rocky Mount. Not Pictured: Lynette Coultrap of Battleboro, Robbie Driver of Rocky Mount, Allyson Green of Rocky Mount, Tammy King of Castalia, Brittany Pittman of Whitakers, Chelsey Shearin of Roanoke Rapids, Samantha Trajo of Bailey and Brittney Ward of Rocky Mount.

Committee Plans 25th Annual Foundation Golf Classic


Quiet on the course! The Nash Community College Foundation Golf Committee is preparing for its 25th Annual Student Scholarship Golf Classic. The tournament will be held Thursday, October 2nd at Benvenue Country Club in Rocky Mount to provide deserving students with scholarships. Approximately 144 golfers are expected to play during morning and afternoon tee times.

For almost 25 years, golfers and sponsors have assisted students like Dana Litchfield in their pursuit of higher education. A scholarship recipient, Litchfield recently graduated from Nash Community College’s largest nursing class and successfully completed the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). “The most important thing I would like to convey to you is that your efforts change people’s lives,” she shared. “I started out on the road to graduation long ago, but put my education was put on hold as I began a family. The idea of going back to finish my degree was compounded by family and work responsibilities — a common challenge among students who have chosen Nash. The generous contributions from members of the community allowed me to achieve my goal to become a nurse, and there are not sufficient words to explain my gratitude.”

2014 Golf Committee members pictured from left include: Providence Bank Vice President and Information Technology Officer Lyn Brown, Nash Community College Vice President for Instruction and Chief Academic Officer Dr. Trent Mohrbutter, Nash Community College Coordinator of Alumni and Annual Programs Melissa Sykes, First South Bank Senior Vice President and City Executive Lank Dunton, 2014 Golf Committee Chair Phil Dixon and CMA Chief Executive Officer Phil Dixon, Benvenue Country Club Tournament Director Rob Farmer, Century 21/The Combs Company Broker/Owner David Combs, Nash Community College Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Annette Dishner, Nash Community College President Dr. Bill Carver and Nash Community College Foundation Executive Director Pat Ellis Daniels. Committee members not pictured: Nash Health Care Systems Senior Vice President Corporate Services Cam Blalock and Nash County Assistant Emergency Services Director Scott Rogers. Visit for more information.