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Spring Cosmetology Hair Show a Big Success

Cosmetology HairshowGuests, family and friends got to check out the hottest trends in hair and make-up at Stanly Community College (SCC) last Wednesday evening at the Spring Hair Show. Cosmetology Instructors Linda Hatley, Kimberly Herrin, David Smith, Gena Trogdon, and part-time Instructors Donice Loflin and Tammy Shepherd organized over 50 Cosmetology students to produce a show that featured hair and make-up styles ranging from modern to vintage that included down styles, braids, pretty ponytails and more. The models fluctuated in ages, anywhere from four to sixty-four years old. Models revealed prom attire in silks, sequins and lace, while others wore wedding dresses and vintage attire.

The Cosmetology instructors agreed the students did a terrific job in organizing and preparing their models’ hairstyles and make-up, and that it was a great learning experience for the students to engage in group activities and collaborate with their classmates. Students were able to utilize their skills learned in the classroom at the show and they had a lot of fun doing it.

Nearly 200 people attended the show that was held in the Dennis Auditorium on the Albemarle campus. Robin McCree, Executive Vice President of Educational Services gave opening remarks, and was one of the models—“mother of the bride.” Michael Sperling, Associate Dean of Business & Career Technology introduced each cosmetology student, along with his or her model(s). Ms. Trogdon and Mr. Smith concluded the show with a pinning of the graduates.

In the fall of 2014, SCC partnered with Stanly County Schools and West Stanly High School to teach a Cosmetology Career and College Promise (CCP) program. Students take clients from the general public just like the Cosmetology Department at Burleson Square. The high school students perform all the same services offered at the Albemarle location; haircuts, perms, colors, highlights/low-lights, manicures, pedicures, etc.

West Stanly High School’s Cosmetology services are available to the general public from 1:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday; 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday; and 12:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Fridays. Please help these students by calling to book an appointment at (704) 485-2793.

The Albemarle location services are available to the general public from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Monday; 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. To book an appointment with a student, please call (704) 982-3304. The next Cosmetology program at Burleson Square begins in August. To register contact Gena Trogdon at (704) 991-0374 or

Cosmetology Hairshow

Over a hundred guests attended the Spring Cosmetology Hair Show held at Stanly Community College last Wednesday evening. Pictured are just a few of the students and models that participated in the show (L-R): Jamie Glover, Alexis Strickland, Alicia Herrin, Natasha Slimich, Jerrika Linker, and Breanna Kimrey. Pictured on the back row: Albemarle High School student Dontonique Gormany, and South Stanly High School student McKenzie Nichole Thompson.


Early Childhood Education Receives NAEYC Accreditation

sccnewsiconThe Early Childhood Education (ECE) Department at Stanly Community College (SCC) has received accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Founded in 1926, the National Association for the Education of Young Children is the largest and most influential advocate for high-quality early care and education in the United States. “We are extremely excited and proud to have the NAEYC seal of approval,” noted Christie Honeycutt, Associate Dean of the School of Health Sciences and Public Service. “NAEYC accreditation is the highest recognition an early childhood program can achieve. SCC’s early childhood team has worked very hard to meet these standards.”

Cyndie Osborne, Early Childhood Education Coordinator, explained that the accreditation process is rather lengthy. “We spent several years in a self-study. Working through our core classes and making sure all assignments were intentional and tied directly to the course descriptions, student learning outcomes and NAEYC standards. We worked with our advisory board and community partners to develop a vision for our students. Based on that vision, we were required to develop key assessments in core courses that would prove that our students could meet all of the NAEYC standards. We then had to collect data showing student performance over multiple semesters and how we worked to improve throughout the process.”

According to NAEYC, accreditation shows a commitment to quality and benefits students, faculty, higher education, administrators, and policymakers: “Accreditation recognizes excellence in early childhood professional preparation at a critical time when public demand for early childhood professionals with specialized degrees and credentials is increasing.”

Ms. Osborne explained, “After several years of work, we submitted our self-study. Six months following that submission we hosted a peer review team for three days. They visited local child care providers, toured the campus and met with various groups on campus, including current students, graduates, faculty, administrators, and community partners. They observed classes in person and online. These visits are very intense and require you to prove that you are doing all that you say you are doing. After the peer review visit we waited six months for NAEYC’s decision.”

NAEYC accreditation recognizes excellence in early childhood professional preparation and provides rich experiences for students to learn and apply their understanding of the national professional standards. It provides students with a solid foundation and makes them more marketable to employers.

For more information about the Early Childhood Education programs at Stanly Community College, please contact Christie Honeycutt at (704) 991-0295 or, or Cyndie Osborne, at (704) 991-0384 or For more information regarding the accreditation process, please visit


Career Fair Receives Outstanding Response

Career FairStanly Community College (SCC) held its annual Career Fair on Tuesday, March 24th in the Webb Student Center. The event was open for job seekers, students, alumni and the general public to attend. Dozens of local businesses and organizations participated in providing information about jobs and internship opportunities with their companies. SCC collaborated with ResCare Workforce Services to offer free workshops to help individuals with their resumes, cover letters, interviewing skills, and more.

SCC has become a vital resource to the community for career and workforce development and encourages job seekers to visit the Career Center web portal on the College’s website that features job search videos, beneficial tips for resumes and interview, along with the latest information on job fairs, business expos and free seminars.

For more information about the SCC’s Career Center Services, please contact Marcus Pryor, Assistant Dean of Students & Career Placement at (704) 991-0278 or

Career Fair

SCC student Dustin Dills (left) stops to visit the International Automotive Components (IAC) booth to speak with Sharon Harris, HR Specialist (middle) and Terry Birdsong, HR Manager (right).


SCC Fuels Pitstop Internet Café

Phyllis ArnoldWhen most people think of a pit stop they think about stock car racing. But this particular pit stop is very different. Forrest Oakes Healthcare Center has procured a grant to create an on-site Internet café for their residents, called “The Pitstop.” Forrest Oakes Healthcare Center is a nursing home facility in Albemarle that provides patients with skilled nursing care. In an effort to improve the quality of life for the residents, Forrest Oakes was able to secure a grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Stanly Community College’s (SCC) Business, Career, & Technology Division partnered with Forrest Oakes to offer computer training for both the residents and staff. The first class met in March and was taught by Gonda Watson, Computer Technology Instructor. The training topics included basic hardware components, understanding the operating system, connecting to the Internet, basic maintenance & safety techniques, and mobile devices.

Research conducted by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, Feasibility of providing computer activities for nursing home residents with dementia, discovered that, “Computer technologies have the potential to make hundreds of activities accessible in an easy, convenient format, adaptable to residents’ abilities, and without requiring a lot of staff time.”

The literature also suggests that computer activities have the potential to, “…make unoccupied time more meaningful and enjoyable, and improve specific cognitive performance including psychomotor abilities, reaction time, hand-eye coordination, information-processing skills, and creativity.”

For more information on classes offered by the Business, Career, & Technology Division at Stanly Community College contact Sylvia Lewis, Director of Business & Career Technologies, at (704) 991-0287 or

Phyllis Arnold

Residents were escorted by Dawn Little, Activity Director, Forrest Oakes Healthcare Center (right) and Phyllis Arnold, CNA (left), to Stanly Community College where residents and staff learned computer technology in order to use their new iPod & docking station, iPads, Wii Games, and other equipment at the Center’s new Internet café called—The Pitstop.

Dawn Little

Pictured left to right: Phyllis Arnold (standing), residents; Brady Lee Harris, Patricia Bowers, and David Hurley (seated), and Dawn Little (standing) were trained at SCC’s computer labs in order to utilize their new equipment for the Center’s new Internet café called—The Pitstop.


SCC Students Complete Nurse Aide Training

NAI HybridStudents at the Albemarle and Locust campuses of Stanly Community College (SCC) recently completed Nurse Aide Training in Level I.

The Nurse Aide Level 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.

Upon successful completion of this program, students can continue on to the Nurse Aide Level II course of study or they 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 I 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

NAI Albemarle

NA-I at Albemarle – Top to bottom: Christie Sampson, Sarah Barnhardt, Amanda Little, RN (Instructor), Deanna Talbert, Julie Lail, Gabriel Benjamin, Hannah Turner, Whitney Williams, Paulette Whitrow and Amber McClure.

NAI Hybrid

NA-I Hybrid at Crutchfield – First row: (L to R): Lori Reeder, RN (Instructor), Hailee Vogel and McKenzie Overcash. 2nd row: Whitney Kellis, Lindsey Ashley and Ashlee Tucker. 3rd row: Shelley Morton, Joseph Armstrong, Susan Graff and Alex Beveridge.

NAI Albemarle

NA-I at Albemarle – Seated: (L to R): Mary Chambers and Zinaya Bruton. Standing: Latoya Little, Britney Shaffer, Aleshia Thurmond, Brittney Rubac, Samantha Hamby and Jennifer Lowder, RN (Instructor). Not pictured: Ceara Allen.

NAI Crutchfield

NA-I at Crutchfield – Front row: (L to R): Adrienne Hucks, Alesha Galbreath, Sabrina Brown and Brooke Chandler. Back row: Kristen Murr, Nancy Murr, RN (Instructor), Savannah Parks and Dazunah Toole.


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