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Carteret CC Foundation to Host Preserving Our Night Sky Presentation and Lecture Carteret Community College Foundation will host a free presentation and lecture at 4 p.m. on November 18, 2020 discussing the importance of preserving the dark skies. Attendees can participate in the event in person in Joslyn Hall or via Zoom. Those who wish to attend in person will need to reserve their seat, as Joslyn Hall can only hold a maximum of 35 people due to COVID-19 restrictions. Those who wish to view the live broadcast via Zoom do not need to register. To join the broadcast, simply visit https://carteret.edu/foundation/ccc-foundation-events/. Then, click on the Virtual Zoom link under the Preserving Our Night Skies entry. “This event is the first of many in-person and virtual lectures that the Carteret Community College Foundation is working on. Be on...

College receives scholarship endowment from DAV                           Pictured (Left to Right)- Board of Trustees Chairwoman Melodie Darden, Veteran Sergeant USMC Grant Ingram, Retired Master Gunnery Sergeant USMC James M Hunter, Retired Master Sergeant USMC Daniel S. Smith, Carteret CC President Tracy Mancini, and Carteret CC Foundation Executive Director Brenda Reash On October 13, 2020 the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 26 presented the Carteret Community College Board of Trustees with a $20,000 check establishing the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 26 Danielle S. Smith Scholarship Endowment. This endowment will provide an annual scholarship to eligible veteran students or family members of veterans. To qualify students must complete an application with the Financial Aid office, be a veteran or a family member of a veteran, enrolled at Carteret CC full-time, and reside in Carteret, Craven, Jones, or Onslow county. The  scholarship will...

EMS Graduate Saves A Life A recent graduate from the Carteret CC Emergency Medical Science program, Firefighter Paramedic Mark Rignola found his new paramedic skills put to the ultimate test. While on shift at the Morehead City Fire Department, a woman pulled into the parking lot beeping her horn and yelling for help. Her husband, also in the car, was suffering from a heart attack. Rignola assessed the patient and found him to be unresponsive, pulseless, and apneic. He immediately began CPR. “I knew we didn’t have much time and I needed to start CPR right away,” said Rignola. “In the moment I didn’t even have to think, my training just kicked into action.” With the arrival of additional crew members, responders worked together to provide immediate defibrillation, continuous CPR, and administration of Epinephrine. Within eight minutes, Rignola...

Carteret CC awarded nearly $1 million USDA grant Morehead City, N.C. (October 12, 2020) – Carteret Community College (Carteret CC) was awarded $960,546 from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) grant program. Carteret CC is one of 116 projects funded by through the USDA DLT grant program. The program helps health care and education institutions buy the equipment and software necessary to deploy distance-learning and telemedicine services to rural residents. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced investments in Alaska, Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Hampshire, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming, Puerto Rico and the Virgin...

Carteret CC awarded $130,822 to fund workforce training scholarships Morehead City, N.C. (October 6, 2020) – Carteret Community College (Carteret CC) was recently awarded $130,822 from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund. These funds, awarded by the U.S. Department of Education, are to be utilized by Sept. 30, 2022, and will go toward scholarships for eligible students. The GEER Fund is part of the GEER Scholarship Program to provide local educational agencies, institutions of higher education and other education-related entities with emergency assistance for issues resulting from COVID-19. “This is an incredible opportunity for those in our community to obtain job training that will help them excel in a rewarding career locally,” said Perry Harker, Vice President of Corporate and Community Education at Carteret CC. “These funds will cover the cost of the training and related cost...

Carteret CC Nursing Graduate Receives Service Excellence Award A graduate of the Associate Degree Nursing program at Carteret Community College, Ashley Noffke found employment at CarolinaEast shortly after graduating in May 2020. During her 10-week new employee orientation, Ashley was awarded the CarolinaEast Service Excellence Award which recognizes exceptional patient care. “We are excited to have Ashley on our team at CarolinaEast,” said Becky Skinner, Professional Development Specialist at CarolinaEast. “And are thankful for the nursing faculty at Carteret Community College for all they did to help Ashley become the amazing nurse she is today!” Award recipients must be recognized by name at least four times in one month by patients post discharge. “Many patients struggle to remember staff members’ names unless they left a lasting impression,” says Skinner. “It is a reflection of excellent care when four...

Carteret CC receives $20,000 grant towards walking trail Morehead City, N.C. (September 30, 2020) – Carteret Community College Foundation is the recipient of Duke Energy Foundation’s 2020 Nature Grant. The Nature Grant funds environmental projects creating access to nature and protecting species, habitats and water quality in North Carolina. Carteret Community College Foundation received $20,000 to help fund a nature trail on Carteret Community College’s campus. The educational nature trail will provide direct access to a non-motorized boat launch, two observation decks and a safe location for residents and visitors of Carteret County to exercise and learn more about the coastal environment. The recreational trail will be located along the living shoreline that Carteret Community College began installing earlier this month and will be tied into the Town of Morehead City’s sidewalk system. “We are delighted to be...

Carteret CC receives $18,000 for short-term workforce scholarships Morehead City, N.C. (September 25, 2020) – Carteret Community College (Carteret CC) received $18,000 from the SECU Foundation to award $500 scholarships to students. The grant is part of SECU Foundation’s Bridge to Career Program Cohort. In 2018, SECU Foundation established the SECU Bridge to Career Program to help remove financial barriers for students seeking to obtain state-regulated or industry-recognized credentials through the Workforce Continuing Education Division of their local Community College that lead to sustainable wage careers within their local communities. Carteret CC applied for the grant to support students enrolled in three specific programs: Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Training, Welding, and Medical Office. “We are thrilled to receive this funding,” states Perry Harker, Vice President of Corporate and Community Education. “We are grateful to the SECU Foundation for...

MAPS Center finds new home on Carteret CC campus Morehead City, N.C. (September 18, 2020) – The Mentoring, Advising and Planning for Success (MAPS) Center at Carteret Community College recently moved from the McGee Building to the Smith Building where the campus library is housed. The MAPS Center provides academic advising and career planning services to its students. In addition, students can receive academic tutoring through the MAPS Center, and the faculty can receive advisor training. “We are excited to have the MAPS Center. This will allow a place for students to receive help with advising and tutoring,” said Doree Hill, Dean of Arts, Sciences and Academic Success at Carteret Community College. “Also, the MAPS Center is a comfortable place for students to study. Being conveniently located under the library will allow students easy access to both...

Meet Skye Miller Originally from Connecticut, Skye Miller admits she was never a “star” student. She had an attitude and a tendency to try every teacher’s patience. After moving to Carteret County to live with her grandparents, Skye decided to complete her high school education through the Adult High School program at Carteret Community College rather than repeating a year in the public school system. “The program at Carteret CC was great for someone like me,” says Skye. “I hated school and struggled to sit still all day listening to lectures. Through the Adult High School I was able to tailor my curriculum and schedule to fit my needs.” Since graduating in 2011 with her high school diploma from Carteret CC, Skye has accomplished more than she ever thought possible and currently serves as an Intelligence Specialist...