26th Annual Black History Celebration

Carteret CC Celebrates Black History Month

Morehead City, N.C. (February 14, 2023) – Carteret Community College will celebrate its 26th Annual Black History Celebration on February 20 at 6 p.m. in the Civic Center. This is an annual event, open to the public, that celebrates the academic achievements of Carteret County’s exceptional young African American students at the 8th and 12th-grade levels and at Carteret Community College who have achieved outstanding academic excellence by having a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

The program will feature keynote speaker, Jairo McMican. Mr. McMican is the Associate Director of Equity Initiatives at Achieving the Dream. He has spent over sixteen years working in higher education between the University of North Carolina-Asheville, North Carolina Central University, Durham Technical Community College, and Central Carolina Community College. Mr. McMican has served students as the Dean of College Access Services at Central Carolina Community College and as the Director of Equity and Pathways for the North Carolina Student Success Center. Currently, Mr. McMican is working on his Doctorate in Education in Adult and Community College Education at North Carolina State University. He earned a master’s degree in Strategic Leadership and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Mr. McMican is a graduate of the North Carolina Community College Leadership Program, an Achieving the Dream and Belk Center fellow, and an Education Design Lab Designer in Residence. He currently serves on the editorial board for AACRAO’s Strategic Enrollment Management, in addition to facilitating ‘Inclusive Teaching for Equitable Learning’ modules for ACUE and ‘Agile Administrator’ modules for the American Council of Education (ACE).

The annual event will recognize the 2023 Black History Theme: Black Resistance, set forth by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), the founders of Black History Month. For more information about ASALH or the 2023 Black History Theme, please visit www.asalh.org.



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