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Carteret CC Ranked Fourth Carteret Community College was recently ranked fourth in the nation by SmartAsset in its Best Community Colleges in America — 2020 Edition. With many students opting to defer from universities for a year due to COVID-19 and instead taking courses at community colleges, this news is great for those who will be attending Carteret Community College. To determine the best community colleges in America, SmartAsset analyzed 821 community colleges nationwide using the following three metrics:   Student-to-faculty ratio — the number students for every faculty member. Graduation and transfer rate — the percent of students who either graduate from the community college or transfer to a four-year institution. Cost of tuition and fees — the cost of tuition and fees for in-state students completing two semesters of coursework. “We are delighted to be recognized on...

Fall 2020 COVID-19 Planning Many await the College’s announcement for fall semester plans. Although planning is ongoing, we do know that this fall Carteret Community College will offer a variety of instructional methods to fit the current times and to protect the safety of the learning environment for our students and faculty. Traditional face-to-face curriculum classes will be offered in a socially distanced setting with the number of students set appropriately for each classroom to allow appropriate distance. Synchronous class sections will be offered so that students can log into their instructor’s class at the set time and day and join the “virtual” classroom. Internet classes will be offered so that students who require a flexible schedule may log in at any time to complete their coursework. Students, please contact your advisor or Student Services at 252-222-6060 to find...

Students Encouraged to Apply for COVID-19 Grant Funds Carteret Community College continues to serve its students and the community during the Coronavirus pandemic. Earlier this year, the College was the recipient of CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief funding to help students who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19. The College received approximately $387,000 to provide emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19. Eligible expenses include a student’s cost of attendance, food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care. As of July 13, Carteret Community College has distributed $141,000 in emergency student financial aid grants to 132 students. “We don’t want the Coronavirus to prevent students from reaching their educational goals,” said Dr. Tracy Mancini, President of Carteret Community College. “The faculty and staff are...

Carteret CC Signs MOU with WGU North Carolina Carteret Community College has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with WGU North Carolina, an affiliate of Western Governors University to create a transfer pathway for graduates transferring to WGU North Carolina to complete their bachelor’s degrees. The agreement establishes the principles that several articulated associate degrees at Carteret Community College will transfer to WGU North Carolina. Articulated program areas include business, accounting, education, information technology, and nursing. “This is an amazing opportunity for our students,” said Dr. Tracy Mancini, President of Carteret Community College. “We are so excited to offer our students another pathway to continue their education. Plus, it is wonderful that our students and staff are eligible for discounts and scholarships.” In addition to ensuring a smooth transition to WGU North Carolina, the Memorandum of Understanding will provide...

Ramsey selected for Distinguished Alumni Award The Carteret Community College Foundation has awarded Randy Ramsey with the 2020 Carteret Community College Distinguished Alumni Award. The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes a Carteret Community College graduate who has exhibited exceptional volunteer or career leadership and personal character. Ramsey graduated from Carteret Community College with his diploma in Marine Diesel Mechanics in 1981. “I am honored to have been selected and very much appreciate the Board’s consideration,” said Ramsey. “I am a proud alum and personally know how Carteret Community College can change lives.” Ramsey is the Co-founder and president of Jarrett Bay Boatworks and is also a partner and board member of Bluewater Yacht Sales. Jarrett Bay Boatworks, a premier builder of custom sportfishing boats, began in 1986 when Randy Ramsey led the construction of a single 52-foot charter boat,...

SBC receives $51k grant to help local businesses The Small Business Center located on the Carteret Community College Campus was recently awarded $51,724 to provide counseling to local businesses. In response to COVID-19 and the economic crisis, North Carolina’s General Assembly passed House Bill 1043, providing Pandemic Relief Funds to support Small Business Centers with the express goal of providing counseling and coaching services to businesses negatively affected by the pandemic. Small businesses in Carteret County can contact the Small Business Center to schedule a free counseling appointment. During the initial call, the businesses will be asked what issues they are trying to navigate. The businesses will then be paired with local subject matter experts to receive one-on-one counseling in the specific areas they need help. The counseling is free to businesses. “We are currently counseling 20 clients...

Local scout prepares college shoreline Carteret Community College has enlisted the help of Ryan Mroch, a Life Scout in Scouts BSA Troop 130 based out of Morehead City, to prepare the campus shoreline to fix damages resulting from Hurricane Florence. Mroch, along with approximately 40 people including scouts from four Scouts BSA troops and community members, began relocating oysters from the section of damaged shoreline along Carteret Community College’s coastline last weekend. The volunteers removed the oysters from the rocks and concrete, placed them in bags, and then relocated them to another part of the shoreline. The volunteers will continue their work on this project on June 19, 20 and 21. “As part of our permitting to repair the shoreline and build a living shoreline, the College is required to relocate the oysters that are currently in...

Carteret CC awards 2020 Dr. Joseph T. Barwick Civic Award Carteret Community College announced that the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament is the recipient of the 2020 Dr. Joseph T. Barwick Civic Award. Each year for more than a decade, the Carteret Community College Board of Trustees has awarded the Dr. Joseph T. Barwick Civic Award to a Carteret County resident who has shown the highest level of dedication to community service. “This year, the Board of Trustees has elected to recognize the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament for its sustained dedication to our community,” said Michael Curtis, Carteret Community College Board of Trustees Chairman. “Each year the Big Rock Board of Directors’ and its Charity Committee receives countless applications from Carteret County charities and organizations. The committee labors through those applications and donates hundreds of thousands...