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TalkCampus Arrives at Carteret CC Carteret Community College is the latest institution to partner with innovative mental health solution, TalkCampus. TalkCampus is a platform that uses a combination of peer support, machine learning and innovative design to ensure that students have a community that makes talking about how they’re really feeling that little bit easier. Carteret CC saw peer support as a welcome addition to their existing student services after recognizing the importance of out of hours support for their students. TalkCampus is easily accessible to students and is available 24/7, whilst offering real-time moderation and escalation as necessary. The TalkCampus global safety teamwork around the clock, across multiple time zones, and are available to intervene in real-time if a student is struggling. Carteret CC students now have access to a diverse global community of support, as...

UNCW School of Social Work Partners with Carteret Community College to Provide Bachelor’s Degree Pipeline Morehead City, N.C. (June 16, 2021) - UNC Wilmington has partnered with Carteret Community College to create the first transfer program within the University of North Carolina System for students wishing to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Social Work. Students who have successfully completed an associate degree in the Human Services Technology program at Carteret Community College and meet admission requirements of UNC Wilmington's Bachelor of Social Work program will be admitted to the program. This means that students have a straightforward pathway to completing a bachelor’s degree. Social work courses will be offered online and once admitted, students will receive individual advising on the program and required courses. Dr. Stacey Kolomer, director of the School of Social Work says of the partnership,...

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 Celebrates Black History Month Carteret Community College will celebrate its 25th Annual Black History Celebration, themed “Black Health and Wellness,” on February 21 at 6 p.m. in the Civic Center. This is an annual event that celebrates the academic achievements of Carteret County’s exceptional young African Americans.  The in-person event is limited to student honorees and their families, but will be made available and streamed live for the public on the college's website. The program will feature key-note speaker, Wanda Gail McCain. Native to the Merrimon Community in Beaufort, North Carolina, McCain is a retired veteran having served twenty-nine years and six months as an Army Reservist. In addition to her service, McCain is an alum of Carteret Technical Community College and graduated in 1992 with an Associate in Applied Science degree in Business...

Local Moviemaker Premieres Film at Carteret Community College Morehead City, N.C. (Feb. 9, 2022) – Beaufort resident and first-time movie maker Betsy Bertram will premier her film “Captain Scott B and the Great Adventure” at Carteret Community College. The event will be held on February 17 at 6:30 p.m. in Joslyn Hall, and is free and open to the public. The film is part of Carteret Community College Foundation’s Sound Discoveries — A Film & Lecture Series sponsored by Cotton Moehrke Group at Morgan Stanley. The film is a poignant father-daughter adventure story that takes audiences on a journey of the heart as Bertram follows the trail her deceased father left behind in his home videos and journals. Traveling from the mountains to the sea of North Carolina, Bertram explores life’s most vibrant ingredients — family,...

Carteret Community College Awarded Second USDA Grant Morehead City, N.C. (November 9, 2021) – Carteret Community College (Carteret CC) was awarded $508,751 from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) grant program. Carteret CC is one of 105 projects funded by the USDA DLT grant program. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced $50 million of investments in 37 states and Puerto Rico. This program helps fund distance learning and telemedicine services in rural areas to increase access to education, training and health care resources that are otherwise limited or unavailable. Carteret CC was one of five organizations chosen in North Carolina to receive funding, and the only NC Community College on the list. “I am excited that Carteret Community College was selected for a second USDA Distance Learning and Telemedicine grant. This...

Carteret Community College Receives Aquaculture Grant [caption id="attachment_13680" align="alignleft" width="550"] MaST students harvest softshell crabs.[/caption] Morehead City, N.C. (April 14, 2021) –The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) recently awarded Carteret Community College (Carteret CC) $485,000 through a Workforce Training grant. Carteret CC’s project will teach educators about the aquaculture field, provide access to beginning-level aquaculture courses to local high school students, provide valuable commercial industry experience to students, and improve Carteret CC’s aquaculture curriculum. “I am very excited for the many opportunities this award will provide,” said David Cerino, Aquaculture Department Chair at Carteret Community College. “We will expose many more educators and students in the county to the field of aquaculture, and get students in the program into paid apprenticeships that will help the local industry. I expect the benefits to...

Student Wins Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year Scholarship Morehead City, N.C. (March 29, 2021) – Latecyia “Cece” Johnson, a junior at Marine Science & Technologies (MaST) Early College High School, has been named the Beaufort Teen Center Youth of the Year, Carteret County Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year, and runner up for the Boys & Girls Club of the Coastal Plain Youth of the Year. The Boys & Girls Club of the Coastal Plan honor earned her a $1,000 scholarship. Johnson has maintained a 4.0 grade point average (GPA) at MaST High School and is also taking courses at Carteret Community College. “Earning these awards means that my hard work paid off,” said Johnson. “I haven’t given up any of my commitments whether it's academics or athletics, even with the barriers the...

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...

Carteret CC Hosts Hiring Event Carteret Community College, in partnership with NC Works will hold a hiring event for Parker Offshore, a local boat manufacturer.  Those interested are invited to register for the event on Tuesday, March 30 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and Wednesday, March 31 from 2-5 p.m. Registration will take place on the college campus in the parking lot between the McGee Building and the Commerce Development Center. Parker Offshore is a premier fiberglass boat manufacturer located in Beaufort and has immediate job openings for 40 fulltime employees including laminators, assemblers, patch and polish finishers, and maintenance. The company offers competitive salaries and benefit including medical, dental, vision insurance, 401K, and paid sick and vacation time. Parker Offshore has stood by its tradition for simplicity, strength, and seaworthiness for over 40 years. Today, Parker is a...