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From the 2018-2019 NCC Community Report…

Message from the President

Thank you for your continued interest in and support of Nash Community College (NCC). The year was focused on student engagement, program branding, and improving the learning environment. The College bid farewell to the Early College “learning cottages” as the upgrades to “C” building were completed. Cosmetology and Advanced Manufacturing also moved into new spaces.

NCC was an early adopter of the now proven Early College High School concept. This was possible because Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools is a longtime partner and was the tip of the spear identifying students for a new way to simultaneously earn a high school and college credential. There was no manual to go by; however, it was a chance to further demonstrate the value of the Associates Degree. Fourteen years of student-focused best practices gives the College the confidence to further expand the Early College footprint.

Many dedicated people have played a part in the campus students and staff enjoy today. Since 1967, individuals associated with NCC have advocated tirelessly for local training needs and the critical contributions technical programs play in the economy. The campus growth in facilities and expanded programming is not by happenstance. It is a result of longstanding education and industry partnerships, unique curriculum offerings, and an experienced leadership team.

A recent North Carolina Community College System Office report ranked NCC number eight amongst institutions to experience significant growth in enrollment. Enrollment increased by six percent with particular interest in technical programs. In a time when decreasing enrollment is the trend amongst community colleges, NCC is humbled and equally proud of retention, but more importantly a paralleled increase in the number of graduates. Positioning the College’s regional prominence and advanced course offerings have been done by utilizing innovative thinking, collaboration, and a strategic allocation of resources.

NCC is a leader in workforce training including Electric Line Construction, these graduates continue to be in high demand. Other programs and facilities unique to the College include Veterinary Medical Technology, Pharmaceutical Clean Room procedures, and an Associates in Engineering Degree. The indoor firing range assists various law enforcement agencies with uninterrupted weapons qualifying. NCC is proud to be a recognizable brand throughout eastern North Carolina producing graduates that are part of a thriving economy. NCC also graduated hundreds of healthcare workers, first responders, hospitality employees, small business owners and professionals living up to the motto “Careers Are Born Here”.

The College has partnered with Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) as the vehicle to help drive professional enrichment for faculty and staff. Engaging a new generation of students cannot be taken for granted. AVID facilitates conversations that help improve retention and demonstrates care to the students that “Choose Nash”. Another significant partner is SkillsUSA. The SkillsUSA program competitively tests students against other North Carolina colleges. NCC students placed in several events walking off with seven state championships. SkillsUSA state champions are eligible to compete at the National SkillsUSA Conference. In addition to these awards, the College was designated a Gold Chapter of Distinction.

It is the visit to campus; however, that is the best way to experience Blue Love! Supportive and welcoming professionals help the College provide students with an exceptional learning environment. Come by and see for yourself.

Regards,

William S. Carver, II, Ed.D.

President