SCC Transfer Students Declare 4 Year University

SCC Transfer Students Declare 4-Year University

SCC Transfer Students

SCC Transfer Students pictured from right to left are Gisselle Cortez, Nathaniel Sandy, Brayan Corona,
Jennifer Lomax, Jennifer Lucas, Holly McIlwaine, Zachary Zaleski and Tia Patterson.

On Monday, May 2, the University Transfer Club at Stanly Community College (SCC) celebrated students who have been accepted and are transferring to a 4-year university. SCC and the University of North Carolina system have a Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) that makes it easier for SCC students to transfer their classes to a North Carolina university.

This year SCC will have a total of 63 graduates from the Associate of Arts (A.A.) and Associates of Science (A.S) programs. Additionally, 5 of the 63 graduates are graduating with both an A.A. and an A.S. degree.

The following students attended the celebration and announced their transfer school:

Tia Patterson – UNC Asheville
Zachary Zaleski – UNC Charlotte
Gisselle Cortez – Texas State University
Jennifer Lucas – UNC Charlotte
Jennifer Lomax – UNC Charlotte
Brayan Corona – UNC Chapel Hill
Holly McIlwaine – Pfeiffer University
Nathaniel Sandy – UNC Charlotte

These students have many different perspectives on their education at SCC. According to Brayan Corona, his overriding factor in attending SCC was cost. "The transfer program was the most effective means to keep my expenses down." Brayan added that he’ll be really sad to leave SCC. "This is bittersweet for me; I really met a lot of nice people and will miss them."

Jennifer Lomax feels that a community college education made her an overall better person. Jennifer states, "I really had a great year here! I learned quite a bit from my teachers and this made me into a well-rounded individual."

Gisselle Cortez was very happy that her Albemarle High School Guidance Counselor recommended she attend SCC prior to going to a university. "The experience at SCC helped prepare me academically for my next educational step," she stated. "The faculty made me critically think with an open mind and see things from a different perspective."

For more information on the University Transfer program, contact Reese Linnell,, or 704.991.0223.