Stanly CC Receives Grant Funding from the Cannon Charitable Interests

Grant Funding from the Cannon Charitable Interests

Pictured: Carmen Nunalee, Vice President of Strategic Planning and Compliance, Dr. John Enamait, President of SCC,
Jessica Smith, Foundation Operations and Grant Coordinator, and Jeania Martin, Executive Director of SCC Foundation.


Stanly Community College (SCC) is pleased to announce major grant funding. The Cannon Charitable Interests awarded $250,000 in 2018 and an additional $420,000 in 2019 to support SCC’s safety and security plan, SCC Secure. The plan encompasses multiple ongoing initiatives at the College to provide a safe educational environment.

“We are extremely grateful to the Cannon Charitable Interests for their generous investment,” said Dr. Enamait, SCC President. “The welfare and safety of our students, employees, and visitors is a critical priority for Stanly Community College. The funds will enable the College to make tremendous improvements to our campus safety and security plan.”

According to Carmen Nunalee, Vice President of Strategic Planning and Compliance, “The College Strategic Plan includes as a priority to maintain a safe and secure learning and working environment at all locations. Installation is underway for a software-controlled physical access system with additional server capacity, integrated with cameras and microphones to monitor entrants at any time. The emergency communication system is enabled for remote- and mobile-devices so that we can notify the College community without delay. With the assistance of the Cannon Charitable Interests as our partner, SCC is making this priority a reality.”

The installations for the buildings primarily used by students attending Stanly Early College High School are being completed early in the plan. Albemarle campus field laboratories used for Heavy Equipment Operations and Electrical Lineworker programs will also gain emergency notification systems. Additionally, local vendor, Seven Oaks Hardware and Doors (Oakboro), won the bid to assist with the installation.

“We are so thankful for this needed funding provided by the Cannon Charitable Interests. It could not have come at a better time for us,” noted Jessica Smith, Foundation Operations and Grant Coordinator at the College. “Maintaining a safe environment is imperative for SCC. We want our students and employees to feel safe and secure any time they step foot on our campus and this funding will help us to do just that.”

Through SCC Secure, the College will continually keep and ensure safety and security for all its students, employees and visitors. For additional information, please contact Jessica Smith, at (704) 991-0192 or