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9/11 20th Anniversary Commemoration Morehead City, N.C. (September 8, 2021) – On Friday, September 10, 2021, Carteret Community College will hold a commemoration in observance of the 20th anniversary of 9/11. The event is open to the public and will begin promptly at 8:45 a.m. in front of the McGee building on the college campus at 3505 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC. The order of events is as follows: 8:45 a.m.        Welcome 8:46 a.m.        Moment of Silence 8:47 a.m.        Lowering of the Flag                         America the Beautiful on bagpipes, Kevin White, Carteret CC Public Safety .                      9/11 Facts & Stats, Amy Snider-Wells, Carteret CC BLET .                       Guest Speaker, Chief...

SMALL BUSINESS CENTER OFFERS MICRO LOAN PROGRAM Morehead City, N.C. (August 26, 2021) – The Carteret Community College Small Business Center has established a Micro Loan Program in collaboration with the First Rung Foundation to provide seed capital to entrepreneurs leading startup or early-stage businesses in Carteret County.  Low-interest loans up to $10,000 are available for business-related costs such as space, inventory, equipment, advertising, marketing, and technology. "We are very excited to partner with FirstRung on this exciting initiative," said Vice President of Corporate and Community Education Perry Harker. "Access to capital is a challenge for many of our small start-ups and this partnership will help many overcome this challenge." Walt Sliva and Laura Benson created the First Rung Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit, as a way to make Carteret County more attractive to young entrepreneurs and new business owners. In sharing their...

Continuing Education Fall 2021 Class Schedule Looking for short-term training opportunities to land you a new job? Look no further than Carteret CC! Whether you're looking to fine tune your current skills, start fresh in a new industry, or just want to take a class for fun, we have something for everyone. Take a look at the Corporate & Community Education class offerings in the Fall 2021 Beacon. Ready to register for a class? Contact a staff member at (252) 222-6200 or visit www.carteret.edu/cced. ...

Carteret CC Receives Pelican Award for Living Shoreline Project Morehead City, N.C. (August 19, 2021) – On August 7, 2021, Carteret Community College was presented with a Pelican Award for Outstanding Leadership Supporting Living Shorelines at the North Carolina Coastal Federation’s annual awards celebration held at the Crystal Coast Civic Center. Carteret Community College one of 11 coastal stewards to receive a Pelican Award. The Pelican Awards recognize individuals, businesses and government agencies that have shown exemplary coastal stewardship. In addition, Scout BSA member Ryan Mroch of Troop 446 was awarded a Junior Pelican Award for his leadership and volunteer efforts with the project. In September 2018, Hurricane Florence significantly eroded the College’s shoreline, compromising an existing bulkhead and walkway on campus. Rather than simply fixing the bulkhead, the Carteret Community College looked to install 1,250 feet of...

Gaitan Receives Governor’s NCWorks Award Morehead City, N.C. (July 21, 2021) – Carteret Community College graduate Makayla Gaitan is the recipient of the 2021 Governor’s NC Works Award of Distinction in the category of Outstanding Young Adult. The award recognizes young adults who have been involved in a publicly funded NC workforce service or program and have demonstrated exceptional achievement to attain career-related goals. Gaitan participated in the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) youth program and is the first Carteret CC student to receive the award. “The WIOA program and the NCWorks staff are extremely proud of Makayla's accomplishment,” said WIOA Youth Program Coordinator Merianne Grigoriciuc. “She has demonstrated academic, personal and professional perseverance throughout her time in the WIOA program and has exemplified professionalism, empathy and quality customer service in each of her work experiences...

Meet Margarita Toler Carteret Community College Associates Degree in Photography 2016 Tell us a bit about yourself. My name is Margarita Toler, and I am a professional photographer. I wanted to be an artist for as long as I can remember. I played with photography a bit in high school, but it wasn’t until I came to Carteret Community College in 2014 that my dream of being a professional photographer came true.  What impressed and inspired me right from the start was the amazing campus located right on the sound. The location itself is a reason to fall in love with this school, but when I started the program, an outstanding team of instructors helped me truly understand the art of photography and find my future career. I consider myself very lucky, as I got an opportunity to learn from...

Continuing Education Fall 2021 Class Schedule Looking for short-term training opportunities to land you a new job? Look no further than Carteret CC! Whether you're looking to fine tune your current skills, start fresh in a new industry, or just want to take a class for fun, we have something for everyone. Take a look at the Corporate & Community Education class offerings in the Fall 2021 Beacon. Ready to register for a class? Contact a staff member at (252) 222-6200 or visit www.carteret.edu/cced. ...

Respiratory Therapy Program Receives Award Morehead City, N.C. (July 8, 2021) – On June 29, 2021, the Carteret Community College Respiratory Therapy program was awarded the Distinguished Registered Respiratory Therapist Credentialing Success Award from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). This award is presented as a continuing effort by CoARC to value the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential as a standard of professional achievement. “It is an honor being in such a well-respected program with amazing teachers and students,” said current respiratory therapy student, Patrick Jones. “I’ve really enjoyed this program and the atmosphere set by my instructors. It feels like we are one big family helping each other to reach our goals.” CoARC views the RRT credential as a measure of a program’s success by inspiring its graduates to achieve their highest educational and professional...

Matthew Banko Named as Vice President of Finance & Administrative Services Morehead City, N.C. (July 6, 2021) – Carteret Community College has named Matthew T. Banko its Vice President of Finance and Administrative Services. Mr. Banko will begin work in this role on August 1, 2021. “Carteret Community College welcomes Mr. Matthew Banko as our new Vice President of Finance and Administrative Services,” said Carteret CC President, Dr. Tracy Mancini. “As a seasoned financial auditor and community college business officer with extensive experience in finance, budgeting, and accounting, Mr. Banko will serve our college well, particularly as we continue to grow and as we manage the distribution of state and federal relief funds to our students. We look forward to welcoming him on August 1.” Banko joins Carteret CC from Alamance Community College where he has over six...

FREE Tuition for Eligible 2021 High School Graduates at Carteret CC Morehead City, N.C. (June 14, 2021) – Carteret Community College will provide two years of free tuition for eligible 2021 high school graduates as part of the Longleaf Commitment Grant. An initiative announced on May 14, 2021 from the Governor’s office after historic drops in North Carolina’s higher education system in 2020. The statewide grant program is available at all 58 community colleges starting in the fall of 2021 with the goal of ensuring high school students do not fall out of the education pipeline. High school students may be eligible to receive this grant – not a loan – for tuition and fees toward a degree or to attain transfer credit. This opportunity will greatly benefit high school students with limited financial resources and who may...