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Cosmetology Students to Host Spring Hair Show

sccnewsiconThe Cosmetology students at Stanly Community College (SCC), along with the program instructors Linda Hatley, David Smith, and Gena Trogdon, will be hosting a Spring Hair Show on February 26, 2015. The students will be showcasing the latest trends and fashions in prom and wedding hairstyles.

The public is invited and the admission is free. SCC would also like to invite any and all local salon professionals to come out to the show and enjoy the talent and entertainment. The goal of the show is to provide the local community and businesses an opportunity to see what skills the Cosmetology students have learned during their tenures as students at SCC. Most students will be ready to graduate in the late spring and will be seeking employment. We also encourage parents, family and friends to come out and support the students.

The Cosmetology program provides a simulated salon environment that enables students to develop manipulative skills. Coursework includes instruction in all phases of professional imaging, hair design, chemical processes, skin care, nail care, multicultural practices, product knowledge, business and computer principles, and other selected topics.

The Spring Hair Show will be held on Thursday, February 26, 2015, at 6:00 p.m., at Stanly Community College, Dennis Auditorium, Kelley Building. For more details, please call (704) 991-0375.


Cosmetology Students Provide Manicures for Seniors

COS SeniorsStudents of the Cosmetology program at Stanly Community College (SCC) recently participated in a community service event held for senior citizens. Stanly County Senior Services -Congregate Nutrition provides a meal in addition to daily educational and recreational programs at four sites around the county.

Under the direction of Instructor Linda Hatley, seniors had the opportunity to get free manicures from students using the latest products and nail techniques in the industry. Many men and women took advantage of this service and walked away pleased with well-groomed and attractive fingernails.

The SCC Cosmetology program offers instruction to both men and women in all phases of cosmetology including professional imaging, hair design, chemical processes, skin care, nail care, multicultural practices, business/computer principles, product knowledge, and other selected topics.

A variety of these services are available to the public at very reasonable prices. All work is performed by students under the supervision of instructors. To make an appointment for hair or skin services, call (704) 982-3304. For more information about the Cosmetology program, call 704-991-0374 or visit the program page.

Cosmetology Seniors

Cosmetology students from SCC perform free manicures for senior citizens.


SCC Students Complete Nurse Aide Training

NA-I AlbemarleStudents at the Albemarle campus and the Crutchfield Education Center of Stanly Community College (SCC) recently completed Nurse Aide (NA) Training in Level I, Level II and Hybrid.

The NA-I program, or beginning of the multi-skilled NA certificate program, is a 165-hour program that includes intensive lecture/lab, a clinical component and state exam preparation. Students learn patient care skills used in long-term care facilities, hospitals and home care agencies.

The NA-II program is the next level of direct patient care and consists of lecture/lab, competency testing and clinical experience in the hospital setting.

The Nurse Aide Hybrid I program is a 172-hour course consisting of online instruction, Saturday on-campus skill competencies and Sunday clinical hours in a long-term care facility. This course provides students with knowledge in basic nursing skills to bring direct personal care to various healthcare settings.

Twenty students from local high schools finished the Nurse Aide Level I curriculum offered by the Career and College Promise program through the College and currently held at Albemarle High School. Upon successful completion of this program, students can apply to take the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) State exam. Once the students have successfully completed this exam, they will be listed on the North Carolina Nurse Aide Registry.

If you would like more information about the nurse aide programs offered through Stanly Community College, contact Nurse Aide Coordinator Dana Craven, RN, at 704-991-0342 or

NA-I Albemarle

NA-I Day at Albemarle - Seated (L to R): Jennifer Lowder, RN (Instructor) and Keeley Caudle. Standing: Cassie Eudy, Kayla Bragg, Michelle Bostian, Marissa Medlin, Corrissa Little and Magan Almond.

NA-I Crutchfield

NA-I Hybrid at Crutchfield - Front row (L to R): Leane Sullivan-Lefler, Sarah Johnson, Elizabeth Moreland, Felicia Davis and Rhonda Love. Back row: Kathy Lominac, Meredith Allen, Lauren Davis, Tonya Trull and Rhonda Worth, RN (Instructor).

NA-II Albemarle

NA-2 at Albemarle – Seated (L to R): Starla Hulin, Kim Lambert, RN (Instructor) and Johan Mercado. Standing: Jennie Copeland, Carla Thomas, Seth Allen, Megan Watkins, Elizabeth Orr and Lauren McDonald.

NA-II Crutchfield

NA-2 at Crutchfield – Front row (L to R): Ann Beatty, Morgan Booth, Rosa Alban-Talero, Brittany Hargrove and Tammy Armstrong, RN, BSN (Instructor). Back row: Mallory Kelley, Elizabeth Bergman, Nancy Barnhardt and Jaquana Bailey.


CCP NA-I - First Row - Left to right: Nancy Murr, RN (Instructor), Brenda Amaya, Paying Vang, Taylor Eudy, Ashley Thor, Holly McIlwaine, Helena Davis, RN (Instructor).

Second Row: Nicole Papin, Madison Bumgardner, Rachel Soby, Camryn Burris, Melissa Griffin, Kamry Whitley, Casey Cagle, Jordan DeFazio.

Third Row: Dony Santos, Bryanna Harris, Crystal McCall, Hailey Simpson, Allyn Rowles, Andrea Brown, Trevor Williams.


Nursing Graduate Captures Dream

Valerie ButlerAccording to the National League for Nursing, the United States offers 1,084 Associate Degree Nursing programs and 54 of them are operated in North Carolina. But, not everyone that tries to get into a nursing school is able to make the cut. It takes hard work and dedication, and when life gets in the way, sometimes it can take years to finish your education.

Everyone’s personal journey to career success is different. Valerie Butler, a 2014 Stanly Community College (SCC) Nursing graduate will be the first to tell anyone interested in nursing that it’s never too late to pursue your dream. She admits that nursing is hard work and can be exhausting, but has never doubted that it was worth it. With over 12 years of experience in the medical field as a respiratory therapist, Valerie hoped there was still time to capture her dream of becoming a nurse. “I never thought that things would happen so quickly, as far as being accepted into SCC’s Nursing Program. I’ve always wanted to become a nurse. My whole life I’ve gravitated toward things that entail helping others—that’s what fulfills me. I absolutely love helping others in need, especially the less fortunate,” Valerie said.

SCC’s nursing program only accepts 60 students each fall, capping at 108 students in the program at any given time. The TEAS is used as the ranking tool to offer admission status. TEAS stands for “Test of Essential Academic Skills”. It’s a multiple choice assessment of basic academic knowledge in reading, math, science and English-and-language usage. “I chose SCC because of their successful NCLEX pass results and their ability to cater to working adults,” Valerie commented. Nursing students take a test known as the NCLEX-RN following graduation in order to begin practicing as an entry-level RN. A report that is produced annually, by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, on NCLEX-RN test results has recently ranked SCC as number one in the nation.

Valerie’s future is looking bright as a Critical Care Registered Nurse at Carolinas Medical Center-University. “I love being a nurse, it’s so rewarding to help someone in need. I wouldn’t change anything about my education. SCC has forever changed my life,” she said. “Nursing is such an honorable profession and has taught me about myself and about people in ways I’ve never imagined.”

For those individuals who want to become a nurse, Valerie wants them to know that the best students are those who are teachable, persistent, accountable, and mentally tough. “Possessing those traits will help one be successful in the classroom, but more importantly, become a successful nurse!”

Valerie Butler

Pictured: Valerie Butler, Critical Care Registered Nurse at Carolinas Medical Center-University.


Open House to Showcase Advanced Mfg. & Industrial Technology

Electrical Lineman Graduates(Click to Tweet) Stanly Community College (SCC) invites the public to attend an Open House for the Advanced Manufacturing and Industrial Technology (AMIT) Phase 1 Center on the Albemarle campus. The event will take place on Thursday, January 15, 2015, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Visitors can tour the newly renovated classrooms and labs specializing in Industrial Systems, Welding, CNC/Manual Machining, Auto Body and HVAC. Heavy Equipment and Electrical Lineman programs will also be on display.

Many local, state and federal businesses and agencies have been instrumental in the funding for this high-tech training center. The College encourages community leaders and interested citizens to come and take a look at how this modern and innovative facility will benefit students, businesses, area economic developers, current industry and the community as a whole.

SCC is a leader in educational workforce training, assisting existing industry and attracting new business and industry to the area. Additionally, SCC provides continuing education opportunities to those currently in the workforce or hoping to rejoin the workforce. The AMIT Center offers training with nationally recognized industry certifications, allowing Stanly County residents a pathway to high-growth career possibilities that pay a living wage.

For more information on the training available at SCC’s Advanced Manufacturing and Industrial Technology Center, please call (704) 991-0181.



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