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New Officers Elected for SGA

SGA OfficersSGA stands for Student Government Association and is the governing/sanctioning body for all student clubs within Stanly Community College (SCC). Every year, new officers are elected to the SGA Executive Board. These elected officers are responsible for planning student activities throughout the year and also represent the College at various community events.

The SGA Officers for this year are as follows: President – Taylor Carter; Vice President – Madison Eury; Secretary – Hannah Tucker; Treasurer – Chelsea Barber; and Public Information Officer – Megan Chapman. Advisors for SGA are Katie Furr and Marcus Pryor from the College.

The main function of the SGA is to give students the opportunity to network, engage in local and state issues affecting them, be the voice for the student body, and provide workshops for leadership training.

SGA President Taylor Carter comments, “As the Student Government Association President, I want to be the best I can be. I want the student body to know I am there for them and will do anything I can to make their experience at SCC a great one. We are the voice for students!"

SGA Officers

SCC SGA Officers pictured (left to right) Taylor Carter, Hannah Tucker, Madison Eury, Chelsea Barber and Megan Chapman.


Paul Stewart to Perform American Ragtime Piano Music

Paul StewartPaul Stewart will perform a program of American Ragtime Piano Music at Stanly Community College on Wednesday, February 25, at a noon lecture recital in celebration of Black History Month. It will be held in the Dennis Auditorium - Kelley Building on the Albemarle campus.

The performance will include music by Scott Joplin, also known as the “King of Ragtime” in the early 20th century. He is best known for the Maple Leaf Rag 1899 and Entertainer 1902, which was later used as the theme music for the Oscar-winning film The Sting, starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford. Other selections include Charles Johnson’s Dill Pickles Rag 1906 and George Gershwin’s Fascinating Rhythm 1924.

Paul Stewart has performed Classic Piano Ragtime in Manchester, England and in Bologna, Italy for International music conferences. He presented his Seminar, “Bands, Bars, and Banjos: Influences on Ragtime,” for the Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival, Sedalia, Missouri. He has also appeared at the Rocky Mountain Ragtime Festival, Boulder, Colorado and the Sutter Creek Ragtime Festival in California.

Mr. Stewart is Professor of Music at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where he serves as Director of Piano Pedagogy Studies. His piano performance degrees are from Indiana University, University of Illinois and Florida State University.

As an active performer, Stewart has appeared as piano soloist with the North Carolina Symphony four times and given numerous solo and Chamber Music recitals. His longtime interest and research into Ragtime piano music culminated in his 2007 CD titled “Rhythm and Rags.” Professor Stewart has given Ragtime workshops, pedagogical sessions and performances for numerous State Conferences of the Music Teachers National Association.

This event is sponsored by Momentum – a mentoring program for all students “working to create positive change in themselves and the world.” For more information, please contact Andell McCoy at 704-991-0298.

Paul Stewart

Paul Stewart will perform a program of American Ragtime Piano music at Stanly Community College on Wednesday, February 25 at noon.


AMIT Campaign Accepts $20,000 from For Stanly, Inc.

AMIT FundingStanly Community College (SCC) received a $20,000 donation from For Stanly, Inc. in support of its Advanced Manufacturing and Industrial Technology (AMIT) Phase II campaign.

SCC is seeking to raise funding dollars for major renovations to the existing Annex Building located on the Albemarle campus. The funds will be utilized by the College in order to create and expand training programs for Industrial Automation, Heavy Equipment, and Industrial Systems Controls. The check was presented to the president of the College, Dr. Brenda Kays, by Mr. Bill Lawhon, Chairman, For Stanly, Inc.

For Stanly, Inc. is a private, non-profit community development initiative in Stanly County. The organization was formed in 1995 through contributions from individuals and corporations interested in “creating jobs for Stanly County.” For Stanly, Inc. has been instrumental in driving several economic development projects in the county since its inception in 1995 including: purchasing land for the creation of an industrial park, attracting regional developers to invest in Stanly County, relocation incentives for prospective industry, and widening the entrance to Airport Road from Highway 740 to permit large trucks to access the airport as well as the Prime Power Park.

If you are interested in supporting the mission of For Stanly, Inc., please contact Mr. Bill Lawhon at If you are interested in supporting the SCC Advanced Manufacturing and Industrial Technology (AMIT) campaign, please contact Dr. Brenda Kays at

AMIT Funding

Pictured from left to right (front row): Jane Rogers, B.A. Smith, Bill Lawhon, Dr. Brenda Kays, and Ron Janey. Back row: Dean Martin, Paul Stratos, Kathy Almond, and Christy Bogle.


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.


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