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Small Business Center Hosts Business Plan Competition Morehead City, N.C. (January 14, 2021) – With the new year comes New Year’s resolutions and a $1,000 prize! If your resolution is to start a new business, the Carteret Community College (Carteret CC) Small Business Center can help you. The Carteret CC Small Business center is hosting its inaugural Carteret CC Business Plan Competition with support from local partners and sponsors. The competition encourages participants to pitch their game-changing idea for a chance to fund their new venture! Along with a money prize, participants compete for business services. Participants must submit their plan by April 30, 2021, and the winner will be announced on May 27, 2021. The winner will receive resources to aid in the creation and implementation of their business. Anyone who participates will gain valuable skills and...

Fall 2020 President's and Vice President's Lists Announced Morehead City, N.C. (January 8, 2021) – The registrar at Carteret Community College, Tammi Coble, announces the President’s and Vice-President’s Lists for fall semester 2020. The President’s List is composed of those students who enrolled and successfully completed A. minimum of twelve credit hours (nine for summer semester) and did not receive any grade below an “A”. Those students who achieved the highest marks for the fall 2020 semester and are designated President’s List students are: Associate in Arts: Jaclyn R Mason and Jenna Riley Rutledge, Beaufort; Rosanna Secchi, Cape Carteret; Mathew Graci and Owen Wallace Withee, Morehead City; Chloe Brooke Pope, New Bern; Caitlyn Mae Clancy, Juan Miguel Lara Torres, McKenzie Joanne Miller and Gabriella Mariah Montford, Newport; Kyleigh Moon Eyl, Swansboro Associate in Engineering: Bethany Auburn Lier, Cedar Point Associate...

Culinary Instruction During COVID Morehead City, N.C. (December 18, 2020) – In March when the Coronavirus brought all of North Carolina and much of the United States to a standstill, it was clear that the culinary and hospitality businesses would be impacted. Like the hospitality businesses, educating future hospitality and culinary arts workers was also impacted as the result of COVID. Instructors had to rethink the curriculum and even the physical way they taught their students. Now, instructors are teaching their students in a COVID-safe environment — taking temperatures at the door, wearing masks and having the students remain six-feet apart in the kitchens and classrooms. Teaching six-feet apart has proven tricky in some programs due to the small culinary kitchens. However, the programs will move into the new Hospitality and Culinary Arts Center in January and that...

Carteret Community College Instructor Selected as Finalist for Statewide Teaching Award Morehead City, N.C. (December 14, 2020) – Karen Bochnovic is one of four instructors across the state of North Carolina selected as a finalist for the 2021 North Carolina Community College System Excellence in Teaching Award. Bochnovic serves as the Chair of Academic Success, Arts & Sciences at Carteret Community College. The North Carolina Community College System Excellence in Teaching Award, sponsored by R.J. Reynolds, was established by the State Board of Community Colleges in 1985. This award provides statewide recognition of faculty members who exemplify the highest quality and standards of instruction throughout the North Carolina Community College System. The award recipient will receive a cash prize of $8,000 and a plaque. The recipient’s college foundation will receive a cash prize of $2,000. The finalists will...

Celebrate Small Business Saturday in the Race to Shop Local Morehead City, N.C. (November 24, 2020) – November 28, 2020, is Small Business Saturday. In a typical year, the Small Business Center at Carteret Community College would celebrate Small Business Saturday by hosting Neighborhood Champion events for local businesses to provide the business owners with materials to promote #ShopSmall. However, 2020 is not a typical year due to the Coronavirus. The staff at the Small Business Center had to rethink how to celebrate Small Business Saturday. This year, rather than neighborhood events, the Small Business Center will host The Race to Shop Local on November 28. This will shift the focus to not only the business owners promoting Small Business Saturday, but also their shoppers. “It’s even more important this year for people to shop locally. The Coronavirus...

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...

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 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...