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Two National Country Acts to Perform at Carteret Community College        Morehead City, N.C. (March 31, 2022) – On May 12-15, 2022, Carteret Community College will host a weekend festival called Celebration on the Sound with presenting sponsor Crystal Coast Tourism Development Authority (TDA). The inaugural event will feature music concerts on Friday and Saturday nights with Parmalee and Avery Anna, and Randy Houser and Shy Carter, a carnival, community performance stage, arts & crafts vendors and fireworks. “With the culmination of the capital campaign, we are excited to invite everyone to campus to see its transformation,” said Daniel Fischler, Carteret Community College Foundation Board of Directors Chair. “The Board has been focused on completing the capital campaign. We are excited to turn all of our attention to raising money to help with students’ needs and...

New York Times Bestselling Author’s National Book Tour Features Stop at Carteret Community College Morehead City, N.C. (March 23, 2022) – Carteret Community College will host the New York Times, USA Today and Publisher’s Weekly best-selling author of nine novels Kristy Woodson Harvey as she promotes the release of her new book. The event will take place on April 7 at 5:30 p.m. at the Elizabeth and Doug Townsend Event Hall in the Hospitality & Culinary Arts Center on the College’s campus. Harvey’s new book titled The Wedding Veil brings to vivid life a group of remarkable women forging their own paths — and explores the mystery of a national heirloom lost to time. During the evening, Harvey will discuss what inspired her to write the book and also read a selection. Attendees will have the opportunity to...

Carteret Community College Earns 2022-2023 Military Friendly® School Designation Morehead City, N.C. (March 17, 2022) - Carteret Community College announced today that it was award the Gold rank status as a 2022–2023 Military Friendly® School. Carteret CC was award gold for their leading practices, outcomes, and effective programs. Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. The Military Friendly® Schools survey is the longest-running most comprehensive review of college and university investments in serving military and veteran students. More than 1,800 schools participated in the 2022-2023 survey with 665 earning awards level designation in Gold, Silver, and Bronze. Nationwide only 25 community colleges received the gold rank status, of which only five were in North Carolina. “We are honored to serve military and veteran students and...

Student selected as semifinalist for Jack Kent Cooke Transfer Scholarship Morehead City, N.C. (March 3, 2022) – Carteret Community College is proud to announce Associate in Science student, Brittney Moore was selected as a semifinalist for the Jack Kent Cooke Transfer Scholarship. This highly competitive scholarship through the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation awards each recipient up to $55,000 per year to complete their bachelor’s degree at selective four-year institutions. “I am transferring to the University of North Carolina Wilmington this fall,” said Brittney. “Receiving this award would mean I do not have to worry about being able to finish school. I’ve had my doubts that I may not be able to afford my educational goals, but this scholarship could make my dreams come true.” This year 440 semifinalists were chosen from a pool of more than 1,200 applicants...

Carteret Community College Hosts Free Classroom Opportunity Morehead City, N.C. (March 2, 2022) – Carteret Community College (Carteret CC) invites the public to return to the classroom in its next lecture on March 3, 2022 at 6 p.m. in the Wayne West Building room 222. This lecture will explore the respiratory therapy field and what Carteret CC’s Respiratory Therapy students are learning. Trisha Miller, Carteret CC’s Respiratory Therapy Chair, will discuss Oxygen Transport, and how oxygen and carbon dioxide move between the lungs and tissues. This presentation will focus on how and why oxygen moves from the atmosphere to the tissues to become utilized by the tissues and maintain organ function. “With COVID-19, respiratory therapy and the need to have more people in the field has been highlighted in the media,” stated Dr. Tracy Mancini, President of Carteret...

A Second Chance with Basic Skills Traditional high school didn’t work out for Devin Roth. Neither did his family’s attempt at home-schooling.  After relocating from Connecticut to North Carolina and battling frequent periods of illness, Devin found himself in the difficult position of falling behind in his schoolwork and lacking support from his teachers. Frustrated with the situation, he dropped out of high school. Devin tried a semester of homeschooling, but was not engaged.  Then a close friend recommended the Basic Skills Department at Carteret Community College. “I didn’t have high hopes and was just looking for a means to an end,” Devin recounts. “But I trusted my friend and took his advice.” Devin enrolled in the College’s Adult High School program and found the support and encouragement he needed to earn his high school diploma. “The...

Minority Small Business Vendor Expos Morehead City, N.C. (February 11, 2022) – Beginning this month, the For ME (Minority Entrepreneur) Networking Group will host quarterly themed small business vendor expos on the campus of Carteret Community College. The first expo themed Black History Month Small Business Vendor Expo, will feature over 30 vendors and is scheduled for February 26th from 11 am - 3 pm in the McGee parking lot on campus. These For ME Networking Vendor Expos will provide local early-stage businesses with experience and a place to start their market research. The For ME (Minority Entrepreneur) Networking Group kicked off its first meeting in February 2021. In its first year, the group received an Excellence Award from the state and was awarded a $10,000 grant by PB Mares. The group started through the collaboration of...

NEW YEAR, NEW CAREER: N.C. FERRY DIVISION TO HOST FOUR JOB FAIRS Published by OBXToday.com Eastern North Carolina will have a chance to hop on board a rewarding new career as the North Carolina Ferry Division teams up with NC Works to host a series of four career fairs to find qualified applicants to staff its ferries, terminals and shipyard. The career fairs will be held at the following times and locations: Jan. 26: 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., NC Works Career Center, 111 Jordan Plaza, Elizabeth City Feb. 2: 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., NC Works Big Rock Career Center, 3813 Arendell St., Morehead City Feb. 9: 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., NC Works Career Center, 3101 Bismark St., Greenville Feb. 16: 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Brunswick County Career Center, 5300-7 Main St., Shallotte Applications will be accepted for all positions at all experience levels,...

Isaac Blaine Smith CDL Scholarship It was a wonderful tribute to Isaac Blaine Smith when his niece, Dr. Michelle Bass presented the Board of Trustees with a scholarship in his memory. "Uncle Blaine was a truck driver all of his life," said Dr. Bass. "He drove almost a million miles before he was forced to retire due to a disability. His nickname was 'Running Empty'. This scholarship was established to honor his memory and his love of driving by helping other people achieve their dreams." The scholarship will support Carteret Community College students enrolled in the Commercial Driver’s License program, who are residents of North Carolina. For more information on the CDL program at Carteret CC visit www.carteret.edu. ...

Hands-on Carpentry Academy provides skills for workforce entry Hands-on instruction and taking the time to learn how to do things the right way safely are major benefits of taking Carteret Community College’s Carpentry Academy. According to Mr. Perry Harker, the College’s Vice President of Corporate and Community Education, the short-term training is ideal for several reasons. “This academy will prepare you for an entry-level job with a local company and you will earn a good wage,” said Harker. “This will give you the skills to join a career field with many opportunities to grow.” The short-term course meets three times a week for six weeks and industry veteran Skip Knittel teaches to National Center for Construction Education and Research standards. During the course students learn the importance of safety on the job site and become familiar with a...