CCCC Alumni and Friends
e-Newsletter, October 2011


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Prepare Your Nominations Now for the inaugural
CCCC Distinguished Alumni Award

Beginning in 2012, the Central Carolina Community College (CCCC) Alumni Association will present the Distinguished Alumni Award(s) (DAA). This will be an annual award presented to individuals guided by the following criteria.

Nominees will be alumni of CCCC defined by being a graduate with a degree, diploma, or certificate, or by having successfully completed at least one class.

Nominees will also possess a combination of the following:

a. Demonstrated dedication and support for the College and/or the CCCC Foundation
b. Commitment to serving the citizens of the CCCC service area in Lee, Harnett, and/or Chatham counties
c. Outstanding achievements in their profession and/or civic and community affairs

Submit your intent to submit by clicking here.

Click here
for the full nomination packet. Deadline: December 9, 2011

Award recipient(s) will be announced on February 1 during halftime of the Men's Basketball game versus Sandhills Community College.  The official award presentation will occur during the 50th Anniversary Gala in June 2012.


Think Pink....and Purple!
Join the CCCC Relay for Life Team

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, CCCC alumni and friends are invited to join the CCCC Team in the Lee County Relay for Life.  The first 20 alumni to sign up will receive a free 2012 calendar!

This local, fun-filled, overnight event will be held in May 2012 and is designed to celebrate survivorship and raise money for research and programs for the American Cancer Society.

Click here to join the team today.
-Click "Sign Up"
-Click "Join a Team"
-Find the CCCC by searching for "Central Carolina Community College."


After you sign up online, contact CCCC Relay Co-captains to get more information and to receive your free calendar: Bianka Stumpf at or (919) 718-7470, or Amanda Carter at or (919) 718-7515.


Share Your Knowledge via the

Alumni Seminar Series
Are you an expert in your profession?  Do you have knowledge and skills in specific topics that could benefit CCCC students?

CCCC alumni are invited to sign up to express interest to become a speaker for our Alumni Seminar Series beginning in February 2012.

Click here to sign up today, and you'll receive correspondence from the Office of Alumni Relations soon.

"Because of CCCC...."
Meet CCCC Scholarship Recipient, Tim Haggie

Name: Tim Haggie
Age: 18
From:  Lumber Bridge, NC via Memphis, TN
Program of Study: Associates in Arts
Campus Involvement: Men's Basketball
Scholarship Received: $1,000 J. Mack and Eula Mae Auman Scholarship

See it through Tim's eyes:
"Throughout the summer 2011, I had a few options about where to attend college. I decided to attend CCCC to play basketball thinking I might be able to receive a basketball scholarship. After finding out there were no athletic scholarships, I applied for financial aid because my family cannot afford to pay out of pocket. I found out that the CCCC Foundation awarded scholarships, and I applied for one, wrote the required essay, and was blessed to received the J. Mack and Eula Mae Auman Scholarship.

The support of the CCCC Foundation has helped in a numerous ways.  It took stress off of my mother to pay for all of my school and assisted with my housing. It helped in so many other ways I can’t discuss because it would get a little too personal. I would highly encourage others to give back to the school to help young individuals with bright futures like myself. I intend on giving back myself when I become an alumnus, transfer to a four-year university, and then begin my career in sports medicine.  Thanks to all alumni who give back. Because of CCCC, I will make a difference, and receiving this scholarship was truly a blessing."

Give online now to the CCCC Foundation at  For information about creating endowed scholarships, call (919) 718-7231.

Points of Pride, 2010-2011
Central Carolina Community College

Curriculum Credentials Awarded, 2010-2011
925 graduates; 1,400 degrees, diplomas, certificates

Annual Curriculum Enrollment
1962 - 5 students
2011 - 6,616 students

Annual Continuing Education Enrollment


Adult High School/GED Diploma Awarded

Number of CCCC Locations: 17

Number of Students Receiving Financial Aid, Grants, or Scholarships: 2,561

Total Amount of Federal Pell Grants Awarded: $8,869,240.00

Number of Faculty: 170 full-time, 432 part-time

Number of Employees: 356 full-time;
1,110 total employees

Degrees Offered: Over 120 curriculum associate's degrees, diplomas, and certificates in 46 programs.

Varsity Athletics: Men's Basketball, Men's Golf, Women's Volleyball

An Alumnus Success Story....
Accomplishing his dreams

Meet Wesley Seawell
"The education I received helped me to show my abilities and gave me a new sense of pride and accomplishment."

After six years of active duty with the U.S. Army, including two tours in Iraq, Wesley Seawell was ready to go to college. The Goldston resident decided to enroll at Central Carolina Community College, earn an Associate in Arts-University Transfer, and continue his education at a university.

"The military helped instill in me a sense of discipline and good study habits, setting me up for success," Wesley said. "The leadership and communication skills I learned in the Army were sharpened by my time as a Student Ambassador for the college."

Wesley graduated from Central Carolina Community College in May 2009. He attended Campbell University on a Presidential Scholarship and received his bachelor's degree in political science in 2011. Now he is actively pursuing his interests in politics and the political process.

"I really liked what I saw at Central Carolina, and I wasn't disappointed - great education, great staff, great facilities," Wesley said. "The education I received helped me to show my abilities and gave me a new sense of pride and accomplishment. I am well on my way to accomplishing my dreams."

Share Your Success Story....
Help celebrate CCCC's 50th year by sharing your alumni success story here.