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SCC Student Emergency Fund Drive Kicks-off

sccnewsiconStanly Community College (SCC) is scheduled to begin the annual Student Emergency Fund Drive in conjunction with the holiday season. The Student Emergency Fund is a valuable resource that helps students who may find themselves in difficult financial situations. “I work with many students who are experiencing financial crises. This fund has kept roofs over their heads, heated their homes, and helped with many other emergencies. I take pride in the fact that Stanly Community College is student-focused, and the support we receive for the Student Emergency Fund is a glowing example of the care and compassion we have for our students,” explained Melody Braswell, SCC’s Financial Aid Liaison.

The 2014 Student Emergency Fund Drive will kick-off on November 24. The deadline for donations is December 17. “There are situations that students face that are unexpected and considered a crisis. In these difficult times students may need financial assistance,” explained Christy Bogle, SCC Foundation Director. “SCC strives to ensure each student has the means to continue their education, no matter what obstacles they encounter. The Student Emergency Fund is available to meet the needs of students who need financial assistance so that a temporary crisis or emergency doesn't develop into a permanent one,” added Ms. Bogle.

For more information, please contact Christy Bogle at (704) 991-0370 or email at cbogle9678@stanly.edu. The form is available for your viewing pleasure by visiting http://www.stanly.edu/images/stories/NEWS/postcard_back.jpg.

 

Luck Lands Job at Cisco Worldwide

Stephen Luck“I always knew I wanted to be involved with computers and technology in one way or another, it was just a matter of finding the right niche,” explained Stephen Luck, Network Consulting Engineer at Cisco’s Research Triangle Park near Raleigh. Stephen graduated from Stanly Community College (SCC) in May 2014 with a Networking Technology degree and a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification. Cisco Systems, Inc., is a worldwide leader in networking. Headquartered in San Jose, California, and doing business in more than 165 countries, they employ more than 71,000 individuals.

After spending nearly two years studying computer programming at UNCC, Stephen realized his passion was for networking and decided to enroll in SCC’s Networking Technology Degree program. “The location was excellent, the staff was knowledgeable and eager to help, and the classrooms were not an overwhelming size,” he explained. Admitting that the most challenging aspect of his training was (unlike the university setting) testing his knowledge at a very practical level. “It was not as simple as answering a multiple choice test and walking away. You are pushed to learn the material in a very hands-on manner.”

Stephen joins nearly 28,000 other engineers currently employed at Cisco, “I love the field that I’m in because it allows me the benefits of both building relationships and working in teams of like-minded people.”

Since 1999, SCC has been a regional site for a Cisco Networking Academy, which helps individuals prepare for industry-recognized certifications and entry-level information and communication technology careers in virtually every type of industry. Courses cover a range of topics from basic network design and theory to network security and advanced troubleshooting tools.

SCC provides a turn-key package for technology students. SCC is a certified Pearson VUE Testing Center. The testing center is located at the Whitley Technology Building on the Albemarle campus. Students can test for a variety of industry-recognized certifications, including Cisco and Microsoft.

For more information about the Networking Technology program at Stanly Community College, contact Brian Crump at (704) 991-0346.

Stephen Luck

Networking Technology graduate Stephen Luck takes time out for sports. He is currently employed as a Network Consulting Engineer at Cisco’s Research Triangle Park campus near Raleigh.

   

Students Graduate from Carolina Auction Academy

CAA GraduatesThe 19th class of Carolina Auction Academy recently completed the requirements of the 96-hour program. Students learned about bid calling, law, rules and regulations, auction set-up, accounting, livestock, contracts, advertising, settlements and much more. Students traveled from Mooresville, Lexington, Hickory, Denton, Charlotte, and Clover, SC, to enroll in Stanly Community College’s premier auctioneer school. This year’s class represented nearly a 50-year span in ages, proving that the interest in auctions continues to grow. “There are many jobs that need to be completed in order to conduct an effective auction, such as clerking, cashiering, auction set-up, floor help, bid assistants, just to name a few. Many of our students enroll in the Academy because of their interest in one of these type jobs, or to become a more informed consumer, but as a rule, once they start the program they are “hooked” and ready to get what is needed to become licensed,” noted Betty O’Neal, CAA Program Head.

Prior to graduation, students must participate in a live student auction and visit at least three auctions of their choice. At the end of the program, the students vote by secret ballot on two awards – Most Improved and Best All Around. This year the award for Best All Around went to Karen Lowder and Most Improved went to Jasper Davis.

Carolina Auction Academy is accredited by the North Carolina Auctioneer Licensing Board and the South Carolina Auctioneer Commission. CAA enrolls students in January and August of every year. The next class starts January 26th and class size is limited to 20 students. CAA also provides continuing education for auctioneers. For more information, please contact Betty O’Neal at (704) 991-0200.

CAA Graduates

Carolina Auction Academy graduates include: (front row, left to right) Brenda Johnson, Chuck Carland, Karen Lowder, Gail Buck, Julie Dunn, Angela Osian, Randy Cook, Bobby Raby, and Seth Wilkerson. Back row: (left to right) David Schulz, Ed Keiziah, Betty O’Neal, Clinton Shumpert, Jasper Davis, James Valk, Larry Morrison and Bill O’Neal. Not pictured: Carol and Joey Taylor.

   

SCC Students Awarded Golden LEAF Scholarships

sccnewsiconEleven students from Stanly Community College will receive scholarships through the Golden LEAF Scholarship program for the North Carolina Community College System. The Golden LEAF Scholarship program, designed to help North Carolinians attend the state’s community colleges, is funded through a $750,000 grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation.

The scholarship can be used for tuition, books, fees, supplies, transportation and childcare related to attending classes during the 2014-15 academic year, and industry-recognized credential testing expenses that address skill gaps upon course completion. Eligible students must demonstrate financial need and reside in rural counties that are tobacco-dependent and/or economically distressed. Scholarships for both occupational and curriculum students are available during the fall, spring and summer semesters.

“The Golden LEAF Foundation is proud to have awarded over 8,000 Golden LEAF Scholarships to help North Carolinians attend our state’s community colleges,” said Dan Gerlach, Golden LEAF President. “Our hope is that these scholarships will help build the talent, knowledge and skills of our current and future workforce, especially in the rural areas of our state.”

The Golden LEAF Foundation is a nonprofit organization established in 1999 to help transform North Carolina’s economy. The foundation has awarded 1,275 grants totaling more than $561 million since its inception. For more information about the foundation, visit http://www.goldenleaf.org or call (888) 684-8404.

To find a list of participating community colleges and eligible counties, visit www.goldenleaf.org. Students interested in applying for a Golden LEAF Scholarship should contact Stanly Community College’s Financial Aid Office at 704-991-0302.

   

SCC Announces Golden LEAF Scholarship Opportunities

sccnewsicon(November 6, 2013) Stanly Community College (SCC) is pleased to announce scholarships are available for the fall, spring and summer terms through a grant made by the Golden LEAF Foundation to the North Carolina Community College System. Curriculum students may apply for up to $750 per semester and occupational education students are eligible for up to $250 per term.

Golden LEAF Scholarships can be used to assist with tuition, fees, books, supplies, transportation and childcare expenses related to attending classes during the 2013-14 academic year and industry-recognized credential testing expenses that address skill gaps, upon course completion. Eligible students must demonstrate financial need and reside in rural counties that are tobacco-dependent and/or economically distressed. Scholarships for both occupational and curriculum students are available during the fall, spring and summer semesters.

Eleven SCC students have received Golden LEAF scholarship funds for the fall 2013 term. The deadline for applications for the spring term will be in February. Please contact the Financial Aid office at (704) 991-0302 to receive information about the scholarship program and an application.

The Golden LEAF Scholarship program, designed to help North Carolinians attend the state’s community colleges, is funded through a $750,000 grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation.

“The Golden LEAF Foundation is proud to have awarded over 6,400 Golden LEAF Scholarships to help North Carolinians attend our state’s community colleges,” said Dan Gerlach, Golden LEAF President. “Our hope is that these scholarships will help build the talent, knowledge and skills of our current and future workforce, which are in demand by industry, especially in the rural areas of our state.”

The Golden LEAF Foundation is a nonprofit organization established in 1999 to help transform North Carolina’s economy. The foundation receives one-half of North Carolina’s funds from the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement with cigarette manufacturers and places special emphasis on assisting tobacco-dependent, economically distressed and/or rural communities across the state. The Golden LEAF Foundation works in partnership with governmental entities, educational institutions, economic development organizations and nonprofits to achieve its mission. This foundation has awarded 1,216 grants totaling more than $538 million since its inception. For more information about the foundation, visit http://www.goldenleaf.org or call (888) 684-8404.

   

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