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SCC to Host Public Services Open House on Nov. 18

sccnewsiconStanly Community College (SCC) invites the public to attend a Public Services Open House on Tuesday, November 18, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The event will take place at the Eddins Building, located on the Albemarle Campus. Visitors can attend a general session, then tour the classrooms and labs, and have an opportunity to attend up to three breakout sessions of public service programs. Some of the topics that will be covered during the general session include: the admissions process for the public service programs, information about testing requirements, how to prepare for testing, financial aid and scholarship opportunities.

We encourage individuals that are interested in obtaining a career in the public service field to attend the open house. Faculty and students from our Biomedical Equipment, Certified Nursing Assistant, Criminal Justice, BLET, Cyber Crime, Early Childhood, School Age Children, and Human Services programs will be on-hand to answer questions.

Individuals that would like to attend the event should register at Upon doing so they will be entered for a chance to win a prize. For more information, please contact Melissa Eudy, Director of Outreach, at (704) 991-0194 or email Please visit to see a complete list of the public service programs offered.


SECU’s Scholarship Recipients Announced

SECU ScholarsStanly Community College (SCC) has announced the State Employees' Credit Union (SECU) Foundation's People Helping People scholarship recipients for fall 2014. Each semester, the SECU Foundation awards scholarships to students who are enrolled in a continuing education program at Stanly Community College. This program was established by the SECU Foundation in 2012 to help remove financial barriers for students seeking to gain new and/or upgrade current job-related skills.

In order for a student to be considered, he or she must be enrolled in a short-term training program which leads to a state-regulated or industry-recognized credential that is offered through continuing education. This semester’s scholarship recipients are: Ridge Page and Brandon Greene, both are enrolled in the Welding Program; Kyle Dorsey and Cody Wilson, both are enrolled in the Automotive Program.

For more information about this scholarship, please contact Melody Braswell at 704-991-0154.

SECU Scholars

Pictured from left to right: SECU Senior Vice President, Steve Brown; Kyle Dorsey, Cody Wilson, Ridge Page, and Brandon Greene.


SCC Student Receives State PBL Scholarship, Chapter Recognized

PBL NLCKatrina Sams, a Stanly Community College (SCC) member, received a 2014 North Carolina Phi Beta Lambda scholarship during the fall training conference of the business student organization.

An Associate of Arts major, Ms. Sams serves as both local and state secretary for PBL. She received recognition in the Organizational Behavior and Leadership competitive event at the PBL National Leadership Conference in Nashville last summer.

Presented by the NCPBL Professional Division-Foundation, Inc., the scholarship involves a written application and an interview to evaluate leadership potential and how the award could contribute toward continuing educational goals and PBL involvement.

Members from across the state met in Greensboro for the 40th Annual Fall Leadership Development Conference. The program included workshops and general sessions on business, career, leadership, and organization topics.

Special guests were Beau Cobb, a Rhode Island Johnson & Wales University student who serves as national PBL president, and Ms. Bobbie Avant Brown, the first state president for North Carolina Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda when she was a senior at East Carolina University in 1954.

The Stanly Community College entry won First Place for the best chapter display based on the national theme, “Step Up To the Challenge.” Gaston College received First Place in a PBL information contest. Central Carolina Community College, Appalachian State University, and the University of Mount Olive received chapter membership awards.

Chuck VanHoose from SCC serves as state president and presided at general sessions.

“I was very proud of Katrina for receiving the state scholarship and the chapter for the display award,” VanHoose commented. “The conference was a very beneficial one as we prepare for another successful PBL year at the state level and on the Stanly Community College campus.”

1st Place Charter Display

Stanly Community College students show off their First Place Chapter Display at the recent state Phi Beta Lambda Fall Leadership Development Conference in Greensboro. Left to right: Chuck VanHoose, Jacob Sides, Katrina Sams, Leah Joyner.

PBL Scholarship

Stanly Community College’s Katrina Sams, left, received the 2014 NC Phi Beta Lambda Scholarship at the business student group’s recent state fall conference. With Ms. Sams are National PBL President Beau Cobb from Johnson & Wales University in Rhode Island and Ms. Kay Lowrance, representing the NC PBL Professional Division-Foundation, Inc.


The Value of SCC: Economic Impact & ROI for Stanly County

sccnewsiconStanly Community College (SCC) and the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) recently commissioned Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (emsi) to conduct an analysis of the economic impact and return on investment of education that Stanly County and our region receives from SCC. To date, emsi has conducted more than 1,200 economic impact studies for educational institutions in the U.S. and internationally.

The study is based on several sources, including the 2012-13 academic and financial reports from the College; industry and employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Census Bureau; outputs from emsi’s Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) model; and a variety of studies and surveys relating education to social behavior.

According to the emsi study:

SCC creates value in a variety of ways. The College plays a key role in helping students increase their employability and achieve their individual potential. It provides students with the skills they need to have a fulfilling and prosperous career. Further, it supplies an environment for students to meet new people, increase their self-confidence, and promote their overall health and well-being.

Some of the findings include:

  • SCC day-to-day operations contributed $18.9 million to our region
  • SCC student spending impact contributed $220,100 to our region
  • SCC’s alumni generated $92.9 million in added income to our region
  • Over a working lifetime, an SCC education increased student earning amounts of approximately $260,700 in higher income
  • By the end of a student’s working career, an SCC education increased wages enabling state and local government to collect a present value of $57.3 million in added taxes
  • The overall effect of SCC on the local business community during the analysis year amounted to $111.3 million, equal to the sum of the College operations effect, the student spending effect, and the student productivity effect. This added income was equal to approximately 7.9% of the region’s Gross Regional Product.

Dr. Brenda Kays, President of Stanly Community College, was extremely pleased with the results of the report and noted that this “reaffirms what I have always believed, in that, a community college education is not only vital for our students but it’s necessary for our local economy and region in order for us all to survive and thrive.”

A copy of the full report is available at For more information on this report, contact Lois Smith, SCC’s Vice President for Organizational Growth, Development, and Effectiveness, at (704) 991-0249 or


Cosmetology Open House

sccnewsiconThe public is invited to the Stanly Community College (SCC) Cosmetology Open House on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. until 11 a.m. The Cosmetology clinic is located in the Burleson Square shopping center at 1552 Hwy. 24-27 Bypass in Albemarle, NC.

The Cosmetology program at SCC offers a degree, diploma and certificate in this exciting beauty and fashion industry. The clinic offers a variety of hair and skin care services to the public for discounted prices.

Come tour the facility, meet the instructors and enjoy refreshments at the open house event. Door prizes will be given away.

For more information, please call 704-982-3304 or visit the program page.


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