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Carteret CC Accepts $50,000 Walking Trail Grant Challenge Morehead City, N.C. (April 6, 2021) – Carteret Community College Foundation has received a challenge grant of $50,000 from a generous Eastern North Carolina foundation to help build a walking trail on the College’s campus. In order to receive the $50,000, Carteret Community College Foundation must raise $50,000 by September 2021. “We are so thankful to the generous donor and very excited about this opportunity,” said Brenda Reash, Executive Director of the Carteret Community College Foundation. “This challenge allows us to leverage their donation to double the amount of money we raise to help make the trail a reality.” The College’s walking trail will be approximately one mile long and tie into the Town of Morehead City’s sidewalk system. It will provide a safe place for Carteret County residents and...

Maritime museum specialist seeks college courses Morehead City, N.C. (March 26, 2021) – When Coronavirus shut down the state of North Carolina, the North Carolina Maritime Museum could not welcome visitors to its three locations across the state in Hatteras, Southport, and Beaufort. Jamee Rose, a Museum Specialist at the NC Maritime Museum in Beaufort, is responsible for designing and developing museum exhibits from maritime research and information. She quickly realized that the pandemic presented new difficulties in how to engage people who couldn’t come to their museum in-person. Rose had already taken a few classes at Carteret Community College in computer programming over the last few years. When the pandemic hit, she decided if she went back to school to learn web design and computer programming that it would help her with her current predicament. “The pandemic...

Two Carteret Community College Students Awarded Criminal Justice Fellowships in Statewide Competition [caption id="attachment_12861" align="alignleft" width="300"] Criminal Justice Fellow Berkley Bell[/caption] [caption id="attachment_12871" align="alignleft" width="186"] Criminal Justice Fellow Mason Witte[/caption] Morehead City, N.C. (February 17, 2021) – The North Carolina Department of Justice recently awarded two Carteret Community College Criminal Justice students, Mason Witte and Berkley Bell, with the North Carolina Criminal Justice Fellowship. Bell and Witte are both in their first year at Carteret Community College. The North Carolina Department of Justice awards 100 fellowships statewide each year. The North Carolina Criminal Justice Fellows Program is a program designed to recruit talented high school senior graduates into the criminal justice profession. Each year the program funds fellowships for high school graduates who have exhibited high academic achievement, a history of service to the school and community, and a...

Sandi Malone Memorial Scholarship Endowment Established Morehead City, N.C. (February 16, 2021) –At the February Board of Trustees meeting, Mr. Lynn Eury presented the Board with a $10,000 check establishing the Sandi Malone Memorial Scholarship Endowment. Longtime friends, Mr. Eury wished to remember Sandi by establishing a scholarship to support students in the Horticulture Technology program at Carteret Community College because of her love for gardening. “I prefer to think of my charitable contributions as investments rather than simply as a gift,” said Mr. Lynn Eury. “When funds associated with a gift are spent much of the impact is gone. In the case of this endowment, established in memory of Sandi Malone, Sandi will be remembered in perpetuity for her positive impacts on Carteret County.” Sandi’s talents encompassed much more than just a bountiful summer garden. She was...

College Hosts Mayor Newton in Monthly Lecture Series Morehead City, N.C. (February 15, 2021) – Carteret Community College is hosting its monthly lecture series on Feb. 26, 2021, at 12 p.m. Beaufort Mayor and Duke University PhD candidate Rett Newton will present information about his research: Using Robotics to Keep Coastal Waters Clean.  The presentation is open to the public via Zoom. To access the Zoom link, visit www.Carteret.edu. Many eastern NC coastal ecosystems are increasingly stressed by toxins like marine debris, storm water, black water/grey water, failed septic systems, agricultural run-off, and over-development. This presentation will highlight how autonomous aircraft and autonomous vessels are being used to measure toxins in these ecosystems and how the products from these emerging technologies can be used to drive policy. “Carteret Community College is excited to host Mayor Newton as part...

24th Annual Black History Celebration Morehead City, N.C. –The Carteret Community College Black History Committee will hold the 24th Annual Black History Celebration virtually on February 15, 2021 at 7 p.m. The event will be streamed on YouTube, Facebook, and on the College’s website. Although the coronavirus pandemic has put a stop to most in-person events, the Carteret CC Black History Committee felt it important and meaningful to continue the annual celebration of black history. This year’s theme is “The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity.” The program will feature key-note speaker, Ms. Rosa Langston. Ms. Langston is a retired educator with 37 years of service to the Carteret County Public School System.  In 2019, she was appointed by the Governor to the Carteret Community College Board of Trustees. The evening’s event will celebrate African American Carteret County Public...

Nursing Students on the Front Lines of COVID-19 [caption id="attachment_12699" align="alignleft" width="350"] Nursing student, Hope Wallis gives COVID vaccine to nursing instructor, Camella Marcom.[/caption] Morehead City, N.C. (January 26, 2021) –In unprecedented times with a national nursing shortage, Carteret Community College nursing students rise to the challenge when called upon to administer COVID-19 vaccines. Over the next two-weeks, Carteret Community College nursing students will report to Carteret Health Care as COVID-19 Vaccinators. These students are in their final semester of the nursing program have been instructed, trained, and skill verified by the Carteret CC nursing faculty over the past five semesters to safely administer injections. “I feel ecstatic to have been presented with the opportunity to participate in Carteret Health Care COVID-19 vaccination clinic,” said Brenda Hernandez, a Carteret CC second year nursing student. “Not only is Carteret...

Carteret Community College’s Bochnovic wins top state teaching award Cheryl Burke, Carteret County News-Times MOREHEAD CITY — Carteret Community College instructor Karen Bochnovic is now considered the top community college teacher in the state. The State Board of Community Colleges named her the winner of the Excellence in Teaching Award for 2021 Thursday. The award, sponsored by the R.J. Reynolds Foundation and established in 1985, recognizes community college faculty members who “exemplify the highest quality and standards of instruction throughout the NC Community College System,” according to the NCCCS website. Ms. Bochnovic, a math and college success course instructor, said she was surprised to receive the award. “I am both honored and humbled to have been selected as the winner of the Excellence in Teaching award,” she said. “It is a privilege to be counted among so many accomplished educators.  Teaching has...

Carteret Community College Good Samaritan Scholarship Established Morehead City, N.C. (January 19, 2021) – The Thomas M. Blevins Samaritan Scholarship was established by Thomas Blevins, along with support from his cousin, Rebecca Davidson. Thomas Blevins, a native of Winston-Salem, is a retired teacher from the Carteret County Public School System.  After 34 years of teaching, he knows the importance of obtaining a degree or trade skill. “Education is what helps students become productive members of our community,” says Mr. Blevins. “And shapes them to be good Samaritans.” It is Mr. Blevins’ mission to help establish the basis for students to become lifelong learners and to inspire the love of learning. Mr. Blevins recognizes that the majority of students in Carteret County need some form of financial aid to further their education and/or training. The Thomas M. Blevins Samaritan Scholarship...

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...