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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 dcraven5309@stanly.edu.

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.

 

Electronics Competition Held at SCC

Level 3This year marked the 16th annual Electronics Blast competition sponsored by Michelin Aircraft Tire Corporation and hosted by Stanly Community College (SCC). Students from North, South, and West Stanly High Schools competed during the event held at the SCC Albemarle campus.

During this day long event, students were tested on their knowledge in electronics engineering with hands-on projects and written exams. Awards were given to the highest testing students in each skill level and the high school that accumulates the most points wins the Top Gun Award. This year’s Top Gun recipient was South Stanly High School and Bill Sorenson, South Stanly electronics instructor.

The awards ceremony began with Associate Dean of Engineering Technology Dan Parmer welcoming students and guests to the event. Master of Ceremony and Electronics Instructor Jeff Swaringen gave the audience an overview of the Electronics program at the College.

Michelin’s representatives Technical Services Manager, US11 Dhumketu Patel and Reliability Manager Michael Shelton, presented medals to the winning contestants in each level of competition. Five places in each of the three levels were recognized as the highest scores in the competition. The Top Gun award is a trophy made up of computer hard drive components and is highly coveted among the schools.

Level 1 winners were: 1st – Harris Elder (SSHS), 2nd – Patrick Owen (WSHS), 3rd - Ben Harwood (WSHS), 4th – Jack Johnston (WSHS) and 5th – Arthor Smith (SSHS).

Level 2 winners were: 1st- Tyler Pegram (NSHS), 2nd – Jacob Smith (SSHS), 3rd – Ryan Hittepole (NSHS), 4th – Wyatt Pitsaros (WSHS) and 5th – Jamie Hathcock (SSHS).

Level 3 winners were: 1st – Chase Wilson (WSHS), 2nd – Austin Mills (SSHS), Vinny Pallotta (WSHS), 4th – Jareth Baldwin (SSHS) and 5th – Chase Richardson (SSHS).

For more information about the SCC Electronics Engineering program, call Gary Hatley at 704-991-0135.

Level 3

Level 3 winners (left to right): Dhumketu Patel (Michelin), Jeff Swaringen (SCC), Chase Richardson, Jareth Baldwin, Vinny Pallotta, Austin Mills, Chase Wilson, Michael Shelton (Michelin) and Gary Hatley (SCC).

Level 2

Level 2 winners (left to right): Dhumketu Patel (Michelin), Jeff Swaringen (SCC), Jamie Hathcock, Wyatt Pitsaros, Ryan Hittepole, Jacob Smith, Tyler Pegram, Michael Shelton (Michelin) and Gary Hatley (SCC).

Level 1

Level 1 winners (left to right): Dhumketu Patel (Michelin), Jeff Swaringen (SCC), Arthor Smith, Jack Johnston, Ben Harwood, Patrick Owen, Harris Elder, Michael Shelton (Michelin) and Gary Hatley (SCC).

Top Gun

Top Gun award (left to right): Dan Parmer (SCC), Jeff Swaringen (SCC), Dhumketu Patel (Michelin), Bill Sorenson (SSHS), Michael Shelton (Michelin) and Gary Hatley (SCC).

   

Cosmetology Students Complete Training

Cosmetology SeniorsStudents in the Cosmetology program at Stanly Community College (SCC) recently completed their training and 1,500 contact hours. They are now able to take the State Board of Cosmetic Arts examination and upon successfully passing, will be issued a license for employment opportunities in beauty salons and related businesses.

The job outlook is very positive for the beauty industry. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the N.C. Employment Security Commission, employment of hairdressers and cosmetologists is projected to grow 13 percent from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Most job openings will result from the need to replace workers who leave the occupation.

Cosmetology course work includes instruction in all phases of professional imaging, hair design, chemical processes, skin care, nail care, multicultural practices, business/computer principles, product knowledge, and other selected topics.

High school students can also enroll in Cosmetology classes through the Career and College Promise pathway. They learn all the same concepts and offer a variety of services to the public at very reasonable prices. All work is performed by students under the supervision of instructors. These services are available at the Cosmetology department located in the Burleson Square Shopping Center and at West Stanly High School. For appointments at West Stanly, call (704) 485-2793 and for Burleson Square, call (704) 982-3304.

For more information about the SCC Cosmetology programs, call Gena Trogdon at (704) 991-0374 or Kimberly Herrin at (704) 485-2793 (West Stanly High School).

Cosmetology Seniors

Cosmetology graduates pictured left to right – front row: Christina Troha, Chanthou Phouangphrachanh, Haylee Manus, Leslie Snyder, Alex Xiong and Chanda Roberts. Back Row: Jeremy Bass, Heather Ridenhour and Malorie Ruple.

   

Senior Citizens Receive Free Manicures

LocustStudents of the Cosmetology program at Stanly Community College (SCC) have been regularly participating in community service events for senior citizens. Stanly County Senior Service - Congregate Nutrition program provides a meal in addition to daily educational and recreational programs at four sites around the county. Pictures show senior participants of the Locust and Oakboro sites.

Under the direction of Instructor Linda Hatley, senior citizens had the opportunity to get free manicures from students using the latest products and nail techniques in the industry. Many men and women have taken advantage of this service and have been very pleased with their results.

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.

Hair and nail services are available to the public at very reasonable prices. All work is performed by students under the supervision of instructors. The Albemarle location is located in Burleson Square while the West Stanly location is located at West Stanly High School. For Albemarle appointments, call (704) 982-3304 and for West Stanly, call (704) 485-2793.

Locust

Cosmetology students from SCC perform free manicures for senior citizens at the Locust site.

Oakboro

Cosmetology students from SCC perform free manicures for senior citizens at the Oakboro site.

   

SCRIPT-NC Partners with Stanly’s Early Childhood Department

ScriptNCStanly Community College (SCC) Early Childhood Department was host to two outstanding educators from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) as they kicked-off their SCRIPT-NC Project with a day retreat. Chih-Ing Lim, PhD, and Tracey West, PhD, are both Investigators at the Frank Porter Graham (FPG) Child Development Institute at UNC-CH. Together, their research and professional interests focus on the areas of inclusion, early childhood, and professional development.

The Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) was founded in 1966 by a small group of scientists and nearly a half-century later their research, evaluation, technical assistance, outreach and service have shaped how the nation cares for and educates young children.

Dr. West is a principal investigator for Supporting Change and Reform in Pre-Service Teaching in North Carolina (SCRIPT-NC), a project partnering with NC community college faculty to enhance their program of studies in order to better prepare early childhood professionals to work with children with disabilities as well as those who are culturally and linguistically diverse.

Dr. Lim, is the co-chair for the International Initiative strategic planning group at FPG. Her research and professional interests are focused on teacher education and professional development. She also serves as Project Coordinator for CONNECT, a national project developing web-based evidence-based practice focused professional development modules. Prior to joining FPG, Dr. Lim worked in Singapore as a preschool officer with the Ministry of Education, where she worked closely with early childhood teachers and faculty to develop and pilot test the national curriculum for early childhood education.

Christie Honeycutt, Associate Dean of Health Sciences and Public Services at Stanly Community College, explained, “Our instructors have been participating in SCRIPT-NC’s webinars for some time now, and we’re collaborating with Drs. Lim and West on updating key courses to incorporate research-based practices.”

SCRIPT-NC focuses on support for community college faculty and professional development through the dissemination of resources, webinars, and other professional development opportunities partnering with select NC community colleges to enhance coursework and practical experiences in early childhood programs by incorporating evidence-based and competency-based practices that support the inclusion of children that are culturally, ethnically, and ability diverse.

“Not only are our faculty involved, but we have community partners involved, too,” noted Ms. Honeycutt. “Our partners include representatives from local Smart Starts, local child care center owners and directors, Pre-K coordinators from Stanly County Schools, Head Start Director, Developmental Day Director, representatives from Thompson Child and Family Focus, CDSA Coordinator from Stanly County, Supervisor for Stanly County from the DCDEE, a local Occupational Therapist, and the Core CCR&R Coordinator from Region 6,” she added.

For additional information about the SCRIPT-NC partnership with Stanly Community College Early Childhood Department, please contact Christie Honeycutt at (704) 991-0295 or email at choneycutt7476@stanly.edu.

ScriptNC

Pictured left to right: Christie Honeycutt, Associate Dean of Health Sciences and Public Services at SCC; Chih-Ing Lim, PhD, and Tracey West, PhD, both doctors are Investigators at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at UNC-CH. Together, their research and professional interests focus on the areas of inclusion, early childhood, and professional development.

   

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