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SCC Transitions Outgoing and Incoming Board Members

Burr and BrooksStanly Community College (SCC) said goodbye to two long-time Board of Trustee members who ended their tenure in July, 2014. Outgoing Board Member Mr. J. Banks Garrison, Jr., has served as a Governor’s appointee since 1998, and currently serves on the Stanly Classic Golf Tournament Committee, which is the Foundation’s largest annual fund raiser. Mr. and Mrs. Garrison recently established the sixty-fourth Stanly Heritage Endowed Scholarship—The J. Banks and Susan R. Garrison Endowed Scholarship. Mr. Garrison is the President of South Central Oil Company in Albemarle.

Outgoing Board Member Mrs. Daisy Washington, who resides in Badin, was appointed to the Board of Trustees by the Stanly County Board of Education in 2006. Mrs. Washington has served the College for eight years and retired from Stanly Community College in 2000 where she worked in the Student Services Division.

Dr. Brenda Kays, President of SCC, stated, “Both Mr. Garrison and Mrs. Washington have been invaluable members of the board and truly left a mark in education and in our county. The institution has benefitted by having individuals of this caliber, who care so deeply about students and their success, guiding the progress of the College.”

Incoming Board of Trustee members include: Joe Brooks, who was appointed by the Governor, and is Partner Manager for Brothers Precision Tool in Albemarle; Ms. Kathy Burr, also appointed by the Governor, and is the owner of Burr Bail Bonds in Albemarle; and Ms. Anita Owens-Scott, who was appointed by the Stanly County Commissioners and is a former Stanly County Board of Education member. Ms. Owens-Scott is a former Rehabilitation Counselor for the NC Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Service. She is currently in full-time ministry serving as Co-Pastor of New Direction Life Ministries of Norwood.

“I look forward to working with our incoming trustees, tapping into their strengths and talents, and together enriching the lives of our students and fostering their success,” added Dr. Kays.

Burr and Brooks

Pictured are incoming Board of Trustee members Kathy Burr and Joe Brooks. Not pictured-Anita Owens-Scott.


SCC Students Complete Nurse Aide Training

NA TrainingStudents at the Albemarle and Locust campuses of Stanly Community College (SCC) recently completed Nurse Aide Training in Level I (NA-I), Level II (NA-II), and Hybrid.

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.

Students in the Nurse Aide Level II program learn to set up oxygen, assist with IV therapy, perform tracheotomy care and many more advanced skills in this 179-hour program, of which 80 hours consist of clinical experience in a hospital.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of nursing aides is expected to grow by 20 percent from 2010 to 2020, mostly due to our growing elderly population needing long-term care facilities.

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 Day Albemarle

NA-I Day at Albemarle - Front row (L to R): Johan Mercado, Jennifer Zagada, Kacey Medlin, Breanna Tarlton and Jennifer Lowder, RN (Instructor). Back row: Margaret Streble, Brittney Pichardo, Kiera Bailey and Kimberly Thompson.

NAI Evening Albemarle

NA-I Evening at Albemarle – Front row: (L to R): Adrienne Huneycutt, Nkaujnhag Yang, Rashonda Sturdivant and Sofia Kranidioti. Back row: Brandy Bell, Meghan Huneycutt, Tiffany Crymes, Karen Lowery and Sierra Lingerfelt. Not pictured - Amanda Little, RN (Instructor).

NAI Day Crutchfield

NA-I Day at Crutchfield – Front row: (L to R): Lori Reeder, RN (Instructor), Katelin Higgins, Kristen Armstrong and Amanda Whitley. Back row: Lucas Braswell, Shannon Ritch, Keonna Artis and Amanda Rogers.

NAI Evening Crutchfield

NA-I Evening at Crutchfield – Front row: (L to R): Carl McLamb, Stephen Greaves, Sarah Rappe, Tammy Marks and Peyton Lowder. Back row: Shauna Spratt, Crystal Arant, Nancy Murr, RN (Instructor), Mariah Pemberton and Brittany VounDerMeid. Not Pictured: Patrick Abee.

NAII Albemarle

NA-II at Albemarle – Front row: (L to R): Melissa Essoufi, Nancee Vang, Angela Smith, KDLynn Daniels and Helena Davis, RN, BSN (Instructor). Back row: Tiffany Williams, Meghan Farmer, Hannah Bonarrigo and Gam Vang.


Pinning Ceremony Held for Medical Assisting Students

MA GraduatesStanly Community College (SCC) recently honored their 2014 Medical Assisting graduates with a pinning ceremony. Twenty students completed the program this year. Family and friends gathered on the SCC Albemarle campus in the Dennis Auditorium to watch as these students accepted their Medical Assisting pins.

Dr. Brenda Kays, President, Stanly Community College, welcomed guests and congratulated the students on their accomplishments. Director of the Medical Assisting Program, Starra Herring, and Heather Whitley, Medical Assisting instructor, introduced the students as they walked across the auditorium stage to receive their pin.

For additional information on the Medical Assisting program at SCC, contact Starra Herring at 704-991-0397 or

MA Graduates

Pictured from left to right: First row – Starra Herring, Misty Treadaway, Mai See Lor, Brenda Acevedo and Heather Whitley. Second row – Myisha Clark, Carrianne Brewster, Ariana King, Kirsten Gilmer and Aleksandra Dolmatova. Third row – Christa Downs, Julie Silverthorne, Tiffany Keener, Cassie Lowrance and Nikita Knight. Fourth row – Millie Crump, Taylor Barbee, Kaitlyn Crisco, Maggie Hopkins and Maria Andrews. Not pictured: Terrie Barbee and Lisa Drake.


New CNC Machinist Training to Start This Fall

Ryan LoveStanly Community College (SCC) will begin a new Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machinist training program starting August 12, 2014. There will be day and evening class times available.

The College has hired Ryan Love to be the Lead Instructor for this program. Mr. Love graduated from Central Piedmont Community College with an associate’s degree in Computer-Integrated Machining. He has worked at Carnes-Miller Gear as a machinist/programmer/setup operator and at Murata Machinery as a CNC Proposal Specialist prior to coming to SCC.

Students who complete this two-semester program will have completed 408 contact hours. Courses include OSHA certification, Blue Print Reading, Manual Mill and Lathe, CAM Programming Mill and Lathe, CNC Lathe and Mill Operation, Intro to LEAN manufacturing and much more.

The day class of CNC Machinist Level I will run from August 12 to December 4 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The hours are 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. with one hour for lunch.

The evening class will run from August 14 to December 15, Monday through Thursday each week. The hours are 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Both classes will meet on the Albemarle campus.

This training program is unique to the region in that it partners with local industry to provide basic, CNC and alternative machining training proven to be essential in the workplace.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor/Bureau of Labor Statistics, job opportunities for machinists should be excellent, as employers continue to value the wide-ranging skills of these workers that are capable of performing modern production techniques in a machine shop. Manufacturers will continue to rely heavily on skilled machinists, as they invest in new equipment, modify production techniques, and implement product design changes more rapidly.

For more information or to register for this program, please call 704-991-0123 or visit the CNC Machinist training program page.

Ryan Love

Mr. Ryan Love is the lead instructor for the new CNC Machinist training program at SCC.


SCC Receives $53,000 to fund Multiple Measures Research Project

sccnewsiconStanly Community College is receiving $53,000 to help fund a Multiple Measures Research Project for Stanly Community College. Guilford Technical Community College has been awarded the comprehensive grant and Stanly Community College is a sub-grantee.

Stanly Community College subscribes to the use of multiple measures to place students in curriculum courses. The use of multiple measures to evaluate an applicant for placement into college level courses includes placement (assessment) testing and examination of other student data.

Applicants who have graduated from a legally authorized NC high school within the last five years and present an official transcript with an un-weighted grade point average of 2.6 or higher and appropriate high school code notations may be exempt from placement testing. Students with the qualifying criteria above with an un-weighted grade point average between 2.6 and 2.99 may be subject to required interventions designed to assist them in successful completion of their college-level courses.

This grant will be used to evaluate instructional supports put in place to assist students who place directly into college level courses. The grant funds will help with costs associated with providing the supports and tracking/evaluating institutional data. For more information, contact Lois Smith, SCC’s Vice President for Organizational Growth, Development, and Effectiveness, at (704) 991-0249 or


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