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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...

Continuing Education Fall 2021 Class Schedule ALL CLASSES FULLY FUNDED! NO COST TO STUDENTS! 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...

Grand Opening of the North Carolina Military Business Center at Carteret CC Morehead City, N.C. (May 27, 2021) – Carteret Community College (Carteret CC) will host the grand opening of the North Carolina Military Business Center at Carteret CC (NCMBC) on June 8, 2021 at the Hospitality and Culinary Arts Center, 3915 Arendell Street, Morehead City. The celebration will be held from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. with remarks from Carteret Community College President Dr. Tracy Mancini and U.S. Congressman Dr. Greg Murphy. “The NCMBC is an excellent complement to the College’s Small Business Center and other business support services,” said Dr. Mancini.  “We are proud to house this NCMBC on our campus and to serve as a hub for education, support, and access for local businesses that could benefit from government contracts in the many industries...

College Named As A Center of Excellence for Domestic Maritime Workforce Training and Education Morehead City, N.C. (May 24, 2021) – Carteret Community College (Carteret CC) was designated by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) as a Center of Excellence for Domestic Maritime Workforce Training and Education (CoE) for 2021. The CoE designation recognizes community colleges and training institutions that prepare students for careers in our nation’s maritime industry. Carteret CC was one of 27 community colleges and training centers across the nation to receive this designation and one of only two North Carolina Community Colleges. The academic institutions are located in sixteen states and one U.S. territory. “Carteret Community College is thrilled to be recognized as a Center of Excellence for Domestic Maritime Workforce Training and Education (CoE) for 2021-2022,” said Dr. Tracy Mancini,...

Full Funding For All: All Students, All College Expenses Morehead City, N.C. (May 20, 2021) – Carteret CC received approximately $1.6 million in additional Higher Education Emergency Relief Funding (HEERF). ALL students are eligible to apply for HEERF funding upon enrollment in a degree and/or continuing education program. With student consent, funds can be applied to any portion of their cost of attendance including tuition, fees, books, uniforms, and supplies related to their program or course. Students can also apply for funds to help cover the cost of childcare, housing, transportation, and more. To be eligible: Students do not need to be TITLE IV eligible Students do not need to complete a FAFSA Students can be on Financial Aid Suspension Students can be enrolled in both seated and/or online courses Students can be enrolled in a degree program...

SkillsUSA Students Advance to Nationals Six Carteret Community College students competed in the North Carolina SkillsUSA Championship April 19-23 and won big! Students competed virtually in the Culinary Arts, Diesel Technology, Cosmetology, and Medical Math categories. “In response to the pandemic, all meetings, conferences, and competitions were held virtually,” said Bena Weires, Carteret CC’s SkillsUSA advisor. “We are very proud of these students for their perseverance and success during these challenging times.” Courtney DuMarce, a Carteret CC Cosmetology student placed first in the Secondary Cosmetology competition and will advance to the National SkillsUSA Championship on Monday, June 14th. Accompanying her first-place finish, DuMarce also received a prize package from Pivot Point, a professional beauty supply company. Also among first place winners was Ryan Avera, a Carteret CC Radiography student who won first place in the Medical Math Post-Secondary competition....

Carteret CC Offers Summer Camps to Middle and High School Students Morehead City, N.C. (May 11, 2021) – With summer right around the corner, Carteret Community College is looking to offer fun, educational opportunities to middle and high school students through summer camps. The camps are offered to two different age groups — ages 11-14 and 14-17.  All camps will be socially distanced and will follow COVID-19 protocols. “We are excited to offer another round of Carteret Community College Summer Camps,” said Dr. Maggie Brown, Vice President of Instruction and Student Services. “Our camps are an important engagement opportunity for younger students to be involved in fun learning activities and a way for these age groups to start forming a relationship with their community’s college.” The camps vary in topics and offer an introduction to several different educational...