Congratulations September Employee of the Month: Terri McKone

Denise Martin
Terri McKone has been with the college since 2007. For nine years, she has served the dental programs with the added responsibility of the medical assisting program nearly four years ago. Terri has a unique position in which she works with the patients who come for dental hygiene treatment. She checks patients in, helps with scheduling patients, and works with local dental offices that need electronic records/radiographs emailed for later patient treatment. Besides the usual duties of an office manager, assisting faculty with teaching needs, she continues to work in the capacity of a dental office receptionist. This added dynamic can be very trying and very rewarding at the same time. Imagine a college administrative assistant trying to entertain children left in the dental lobby while parents are being treated. This happens way too often and can be a little precarious. Imagine patients coming to you in pain, with a swollen jaw, seeking medical help. Terri often is the first person to greet individuals such as this. Terri will always offer suggestions of where patients in pain can go to have their pain issue taken care of.

Terri is also involved with program students in unique ways when it comes to programmatic requirements. She oversees that students are current on their immunizations, CPR requirements, etc. She helps with patient appointments and helping students when communicating with outside providers. She helps students with organizing important documents for their patients.

For years, Terri has managed the various equipment utilized by the dental programs. She helps ensure that equipment is repaired and running for program needs. She troubleshoots issues as soon as problems are noted.

Terri always helps with events that occur during non-working hours. She helps organize items needed for pinning ceremonies, faculty meetings, advisory committee meetings, etc.

Terri is worth her weight in gold. Not everyone can handle the stresses that working with the general public can bring. Patients are not always nice to her when she greets them and they can be rather demanding when the dental program can't always meet their needs. Terri always remains calm and tries to put out fires before they happen. Her first priority has always been to help the students with their needs and, of course, to attend to faculty needs, as well. She is a hard-working lady!

Terri McKone
Dental Programs Office Manager

Q.   How long have you worked for CCCC?
A.   Nine years on Oct. 3, 2016.
Q.   What brought you to CCCC?
A.   I started as a student in Office Systems Technology, wanting to update job skills. During that time period I had an opportunity to serve as an Ambassador, and was able to assist at many great activities. When the office manager position with the programs came open, I applied, and was fortunate to be chosen.
Q.   Describe what you do for CCCC.
A.   Hmm, what I do for the college...a little bit of everything! I assist instructors, students, and patients, do front office check-in work and man the phone, clerical work, arrange for maintenance, order materials and supplies, do adjustments on dental chairs, try to troubleshoot computers--and I am always learning something new!
Q.   Where were you born?
A.   I was born in North Kingstown, RI; my father was serving at Quonset Point Naval Air Station.
Q.   Where did you grow up?
A.   I grew up in Aberdeen, NC.
Q.   Educational credentials?
A.   I have Associate degrees in Accounting and Office Systems Technology.
Q.   Where do you live now?
A.   I have lived in west Sanford for almost 34 years.
Q.   Tell us about your family!
A.   My husband John and I have two grown sons, Jonathan and Timothy, a 14-pound cat named Max, and a 7-pound Cocker Spaniel/Yorkie mix named Isaac. Isaac is lucky that Max is pretty easy going!
Q.   What are some of your hobbies or other interest outside of CCCC?
A.   I like to go to the movies, read, dine out, walk my dog, and swim.
Q.   Anything else you'd like to share with the CCCC family?
A.   I appreciate the dedication our instructors and students exhibit, and how they strive for excellence.



A Year End Review

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Trio Student Support Services and Student Support Services STEM and Health Sciences is beyond excited about the completion of year one of the federally funded grants from the U.S Department of Education. Some of our noteworthy highlights from this past year are as follows:

  • Each program is serving over 90% of the funded amount.
  • Over $25,000 dollars in Supplement Grant Aid were awarded to participants.
  • 4 transfer trips.
  • 1 cultural event.
  • Started our Supplemental Instruction in DMA and DRE classes.
  • Offered over 14 different workshops.
  • Provided over 750 hours in individual and group contacts.

To our CCCC community, we want to say thank you! Without you, none of this be would possible. Should you know of a student who you would like to refer, contact us at or (919) 718-7567.


Peer Leaders in ACA Courses

On Aug. 12, the College Success Center trained six current students to serve as Peer Leaders in ACA courses this fall semester. The students worked as Orientation Leaders for New Student Orientation over the summer.

Peer leaders will work alongside ACA instructors to help facilitate classroom activities, to share their perspective on the student experience, and to mentor students in their ACA course.

The College Success Center hopes that this will increase student learning and retention in ACA courses and will lead students in these courses to be more connected to CCCC. Additionally, we hope to create and sustain additional student leadership opportunities through the Peer Leader role.



The Heart of Carolina Jazz Society Presents...

Carolina Jazz Society

The Heart of Carolina Jazz Society presents legendary jazz guitarist Larry Coryell. The show is at 8 p.m. on Oct. 1 at the Lee County Arts and Community Center, 507 N Steele St., Sanford, NC 27330.

Larry Coryell, a giant of jazz guitar, is perhaps "the" pioneer of jazz fusion and a major influence in the development of American music. Mr. Coryell's innovation and influence in jazz is acknowledged by musicians, audiences, and critics. He has made jazz history since his arrival on the scene in the 1960s and continues to worldwide. He appears at major jazz festivals and venues in the US, Europe, and Asia. He has recorded over 100 albums and has performed with jazz greats including Miles Davis, Chico Hamilton, Gary Burton. David Miller, a noted jazz critic. For All About Jazz, Miller said of Larry Coryell, "Jazz at its finest complex, virtuosic, and yet easily accessible."

General admission tickets are $15 at the door. To purchase tickets in advance, visit

The Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra is directed by CCCC's Gregg Gelb. Gelb began the Orchestra in 1991 when he was Visiting Artist at CCCC. Over the years, the organization has presented many fine artists in the world of jazz such as: Ceclie McLorin Salvant, Bud Shank, Dave Valentin, Houston Person, Rene Marie, Stanley Jordan, and Sonny Fortune.

The Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra is a non-profit organization. For more information visit,


Thank you for assisting with NSO!

Thank you to all that assisted with New Student Orientation this summer. We truly could not have done it without you. In total we had:

  • 12 new student orientation sessions.
  • 397 students attending NSO in person.
  • 40 students completing online NSO.

As we begin to think about NSO for Spring 2017 and Summer 2017, we want to hear from you! Please take a few minutes to complete our NSO Survey for Faculty & Staff survey.

Thank you again for your help with NSO over the summer!


Veteran Employee Directory at CCCC

CCCC's Military and Veteran Task Force would like to create a directory of veteran employees at the college to share with enrolling military and veteran students so they may identify points of contact with similar experiences. Please complete this voluntary Veteran Employee Directory form if you would like to be included. Thank you!

Military Branches


Fitness for College

Our new Health and Fitness Science program continues to reach out into the community. Thanks to instructor Cara Langston, full-time physical education teacher at Tramway Elementary, for inviting Carl Bryan to work with 3rd through 5th graders and talk about "Fitness for College". We addressed both career education, particularly in the Health Sciences, our College, and our mission to continue their education past high school.

Health and Fitness Science Health and Fitness Science


Join the CCCC AOEP

The CCCCAEOP is, "Dedicated to the achievement of professionalism of educational office personnel and to the improvement of the quality of service provided to students, educators, and the Community." Join today by completing the membership application.

CCCCAEOP Membership application


Student Outreach And Recruitment Update

The SOAR (Student Outreach And Recruitment) Team has completed another successful year. New student enrollment is up again compared to last year (which was a huge increase over the prior year).

Please know that the SOAR staff appreciate all that you do in assisting with our recruitment efforts. We understand we ask a great deal of our faculty and staff, but that's because our service area community and beyond is interested in seeing all the wonderful programs we have.

It's great to be in demand and we plan to keep it that way!

We have started our recruitment cycle for spring 2017 and fall 2017. We'll be calling upon you once again to assist with activities like sophomore high school career fairs, 8th grade tours for Lee and Harnett counties, Instructional Day, and more.

We are looking forward to working with you all once again, and remember that every student counts when it comes to meeting student enrollment goals.


Chatham Trades Raffle

Chatham Trades is raffling off an amazing cooker in November! Raffle tickets are only $10.

Since 1980, Chatham Trades has been providing vocational and developmental services for Chatham adults with developmental disabilities.

If you would like to purchase a ticket, please reach out to Mike Peluso at (919) 777-7725 or (919) 280-6681. Enter more than once before the Nov. 4 drawing! Thank you for supporting Chatham Trades!



Fall TV Schedule

View the Fall TV schedule. Note the addition of:

  • 4C Visions
  • Carolina TV Hoofbeats
  • Carolina TV Hoofbeats for Kids

4C Visions is hosted by our very own R.V. Hight. Hoofbeats and Hoofbeats for Kids are provided free of cost via Carolina TV and Ms. Rose Cushing. They are North Carolina shows about horses and the shows also air on the CW in Wake County.

View more 4C Visions episodes and other CCCC vidoes online on the CCCC YouTube Channel.


SSS/ SSS STEM Student Orientation

Trio Orientation

On Wednesday, Sept. 14, and Thursday, Sept. 15, Student Support Services held two separate orientation sessions to welcome back TRiO students for the Fall 2016 semester, tell them about exciting upcoming workshops, the new Mentor Program, and allow them to sign-up for upcoming fall events.

Between the two events, 40 students attended with 27 attending the afternoon session and 13 attending the morning session. Each session had a diverse panel of 3-4 SSS/STEM participants. The participants shared their experiences about Central Carolina Community College and TRiO Student Support Services and how they have been able to succeed.

Trio Orientation

During the student panel presentation, students were asked to record what they learned from the panelists and advice they would give to future Central Carolina Community College TRiO SSS/STEM students.

Students ended the orientation by being first to sign up for their choice of upcoming fall trips, including a cultural event to Charlotte's Aquarium, a transfer trip to East Carolina University, or a transfer trip to Appalachian State. Students interested were also given a chance to sign up for the SSS/STEM Mentoring Program that hopes to help students better themselves and grow professionally by having a peer or professional mentor.

Contact our office at (919) 718-7567 or email us at for more information.

Trio Orientation


News From The Library

New MLA Handbook, 8th Edition
The Library recently received the new 8th edition of the MLA Handbook. These will be on reserve at all campus libraries very soon.

New ATI TEAS Study Manual, 6th Edition Revised
The Library was recently notified that revised copies of the ATI TEAS Study Manual 6th edition will be shipped to us soon. These will be on reserve within a couple of weeks.

New Video Tutorial for Summon
We recently updated our video tutorial for Summon. See below for the latest changes in our Summon research tool.

Library Instruction
Do you...

  • assign papers, presentations, or projects that require research?
  • find that your students don't always use credible sources?
  • have students telling you they cannot find any information on their research topic?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then schedule a library instruction session today! Your friendly librarians can create a guided research session that speaks directly to your assignment, in which students will find resources and develop information literacy skills that will last a lifetime. Submit your instruction request here!

Library Password Reminder
Faculty, please be sure that you are sharing the correct library login and password with your students in course syllabi and on Blackboard. This password is for accessing library research databases off campus. Please remove any old password information and update it with the new login.

Username: cccclib Password: twain1835

Accepting Book Order Requests
The library is accepting book order requests from faculty and staff. Requests can be made online using the Library’s Order Request Form. If you have any questions regarding book order requests, please refer to our Collection Development Policy and Guidelines.

Updated Helpful Files on Intranet
We have updated the library’s helpful files on the Intranet. To view these files and links, login to the Intranet. Then under Helpful Files by Department, choose Library.

Films on Demand Workouts at Harnett Main Campus Library
Don’t forget to join Jennifer Seagraves at the Harnett Main Campus Library on Tuesdays at 4:00pm for a 20 minute workout in the library instruction lab using Films on Demand workout videos. Just bring a mat and some comfortable clothes to move in. Contact Jennifer for more information.

Upcoming Library Events

  • September 26 – 30: Banned Books Week Display at Harnett Main Campus Library and Lee Main Campus Library. Cupcakes at Harnett Main Campus Library on Sept. 29
  • October 1 – 31: National Disability Employment Awareness Month Display at Chatham, Harnett, & Lee Main Campuses
  • October 3 – 14: Voting Promotion, Registration, and Election Information at Lee Main Campus
  • October 18: Maker Fair on Student Activity Day at Harnett Main Campus Library
  • October 19: Maker Fair on Student Activity Day at Lee Main Campus Library
  • October 24 – 31: Annual Haunted Library at Lee Main Campus Library
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College and Career Readiness Partners with El Refugio

College and Career Readiness is partnering with El Refugio to offer ESL classes at Jonesboro United Methodist Church. The classes meet Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings. To date, 65 students have enrolled for the fall session. Visit El Refugio's Facebook page for more pictures and information.


Approved 2017 Holiday Schedule

The Holiday Schedule for 2017 has been approved!

2017 Holiday Schedule


Ed.D. in CC Leadership Visit from NCSU

Ed. D CC Leadership

For those interested in obtaining a Ed.D. in Adult and Community College Education, plan to join us on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 2 p.m. in the Smartroom (CFC #810).

Representatives from North Carolina State University's College of Education will be visiting to promote their executive format Raleigh and Charlotte based doctoral program in Community College Leadership. Faculty will be on hand to introduce you to the overall degree format, as well as application and admissions guidelines. Graduates of this program acquire competencies to lead transformational change in community colleges focusing on improved student outcomes.

Program features include:

  • Designed for completion in 3.5 years
  • Two courses taken in each of summer, fall, and spring
  • Dissertation integration throughout the program
  • Executive format class meetings Fridays and Saturdays
  • Courses typically meet on odd numbered weekends

If you would like to learn more about this exciting doctorate, based on competencies from both the Aspen Institute and American Association of Community Colleges, please be sure to attend.

For more information, visit their website at The attached flyer provides additional details on the curriculum and format for the program. We look forward to seeing you there!



SECU Flyer

As a Central Carolina Community College employee, you and your family can become member-owners of State Employees' Credit Union (SECU). Join today!


State Health Plan Newsletter

View the ActiveHealth® newsletter, a benefit of the State Health Plan. Keep up to date with plan benefit changes for 2017 and more.

State Health Plan


Flower And Gift Savings


From You Flowers is offering all CCCC employees a 25% discount.

SAVE 25% on a spectacular collection of flowers and plants from the complete line of FTD and 1800FLOWERS trademarked items. Your employee discount also entitles you to great savings on gift baskets and gourmet baked goods from brands like Godiva, Ghirardelli, and David's Cookies. To take advantage of the 25% off employee discount, visit the CCCC customized site at or call (800) 838-8853 and mention code: CCCC.



Professional Development Opportunities

I wanted to take a moment and to share with you the great PD opportunities we have planned. Do take advantage of these sessions and let me know if there are others you are interested in or would like to facilitate.

Please see the links for more information and to register.

Leadership Through Learning First

By completing this track, participants will leave with a better understanding of ways of achieving goals: 1- Learning First, 2- Student Access, 3- Student Success, and 7- Collegiate Environment from the Strategic Plan.

Read details of Leadership Through Learning First track

Additional Sessions

We will continue to offer various sessions based upon request. Please check out our new website to sign up these sessions:

Recorded Sessions

As always, we continue to record the sessions offered in the Smartrooms. You can view them by:

  • Using Internet Explorer to login into Blackboard at
  • In the upper right corner, click on your name and select "Professional Development" from the drop-down menu.
  • Once the page loads, select "Professional Development" from the menu on the left.
  • At the top of the page, click "2016 Fall Professional Development Training Series" folder<./li>
  • Make sure you use Internet Explorer and have Displayed all Content.

Hope to see you all soon and please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns!

Daisha Gaines



Welcome New Employees!

  • Anglanett Abraham First in the World Grant Success Coach/Advisor
  • Pamela Barefoot Cosmetology
  • Emily Barrick Health Information Technology Instructor
  • Barbara Bera Library Assistant
  • Trevor Bradian Mech Engineer
  • Danielle Bruner Dental Hygiene
  • Brenda David Cosmetology
  • Jay Delancy Associate Arts
  • Ashley Dial English Instructor
  • Tonya Francis Cosmetology
  • Carl Helms History Instructor
  • Jessica Holt Vet Med
  • Arthur McCullers Lead Barbering Instructor
  • Mary Schmid Director of Secondary Partnerships
  • Kevin Whitley Math Instructor
  • Stormi Woltz First in the World Grant Success Coach/Advisor


Employee of the Month Program

Please join me as we continue recognizing our full-time faculty and staff for their exceptional contributions and customer service. The purpose of this award is to:

  • Promote positive employee-to-employee and employee-to-student interactions on campus in order to further a learning first culture.
  • Increase employee engagement through recognizing positive employee behaviors.

The Employee Recognition Committee is currently accepting nominations. All nominations are due by the first Monday of the calendar month to be recognized the following month.

Read Employee of the Month Program Eligibility & Guidelines. To nominate a deserving colleague, please click: Employee of the Month Nomination Form



Birthday Cake
9/23 Constance Boahn
9/23 April Hammonds
9/24 Eileen Harrington
9/24 Karen Walton
9/24 Valorie Benn
9/24 Joel Oldham
9/24 John Ainsworth
9/25 Liz Wicker
9/25 Jamee Stiffler
9/25 John Gunter
9/26 Denise Martin
9/27 Lora Witcher
9/28 Markita McCrimmon
9/30 Emma Belcher
10/1 Felicia Crittenden
10/1 Chuck Mann
10/3 Ben Cole
10/3 Danette Foster
10/4 Dr. Bud Marchant
10/4 Ronald McLamb
10/5 Brian Merritt
10/5 Nutan Varma
10/6 Timothy Barnes
10/6 David Hartman
10/6 Oscar Hernandez
10/7 Randy Foxx
10/7 Danny Furr
10/8 David Haire
10/9 Tommy Holder
10/9 Summerlin Page
10/10 Mike Neal
10/12 Wrenn Crowe
10/13 Charlie Bell
10/13 Jesse Jasso
10/16 David Barron
10/16 Nicole Lofton
10/18 Mary Jones
10/20 Lisa Brown
10/21 Craig Ciliberto
10/21 Matthew Smith
10/23 Rosita Davis
10/23 David Foster
10/24 Samantha O'Connor
10/25 Kay Faucette
10/25 Vickie Harrington
10/28 Debra McNeill
10/28 Arlen Mills
10/30 Amy Whitmer
10/31 Crystal Smith
10/31 James Thomas


News From The CCCC Family


We regretfully announce the passing of Talia Friday's grandmother, Mrs. Marjorie Young, 77, of Columbia, SC. She departed her earthly life on Sept. 14 at Providence Hospital, Columbia, SC. Our deepest condolences to Talia's family.

Sadly, we announce the passing of a former employee of CCCC. Mary Jane G. Baker, 86, of Dunn, who worked in the GED program at Harnett Main Campus, passed away on Sept. 12. Funeral service was help at the Antioch PFWB Church in Dunn.

We regretfully announce the passing of Jim Burgin's (CCCC Trustee Vice Chairman) mother, Kathern Burgin, 87, of Knoxville, TN. She died Sept. 7 at Parkwest Medical Center. The funeral service was held at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Make-A-Wish East Tennessee, 6005 Century Oaks Drive, Suite 500, Chattanooga, TN 37416. Online condolences may be sent to

We regretfully inform you of the passing of Dr. Kim Browning's mother, Edna Mae Browning, 84, of Rocky Point, on Sept. 5. Burial took place at Banner Chapel Advent Christian Cemetery. Dr. Browning is looking to set up a scholarship in her mother's name.

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Dates to Remember


Wednesday, Sept. 21 The 27th Annual Foundation Lee Golf Classic has been RESCHEDULED to Oct. 12.

Thursday, Oct. 6 Groundbreaking ceremonies at 4 p.m. at the Lee Main Campus.

Friday, Oct. 7 The Innovation Center hosts National Manufacturing Day at the Innovation Center, located at the Lee County Industrial Park in Sanford.

Wednesday, Oct. 12 The Foundation’s 27th Annual Lee Golf Classic will be held at the Sanford Municipal Golf Course in Sanford.

Friday, Oct. 21 The Foundation will host the Richard and Rebecca Hayes Endowed Lecture for Environmental Policy and Stewardship at 1 p.m. in Room 9209 of the Science Building on the Lee Main Campus.

Saturday, Oct. 29 Financial Aid will host FAFSA Day from 9 a.m. to noon at the Lee Main Campus Science Building’s Academic Assistance Center.

Monday, Oct. 31 Char Solomon, a biographer and archaelogist with a speciality in the Maya who is a Road Scholar from the NC Humanities Council, will present a program at 1 p.m. at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center Lecture Hall in Sanford.



Blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and more.

Do you write a blog for your course? Do you have a Twitter account or Facebook page for your department or classroom? Share your link! Email Cristina Oliver at and we will add to the list.



Cougar Pets News

Cougar Pets

Thunderella is a female kitten, scheduled to be spayed in Feb.

Are you interested in adopting Thunder or another pet? To make it easier for potential adopters to fill out applications, we have made an online form, which can be found here at
. Happy adopting!

Please visit our Facebook page at for more information and pictures of all the animals that need homes.



Things For Sale or For Free!

Are you looking to clean out your attic or basement? CCCC-Bay is happy to post your items, for sale or give away, here in Cougar Bytes! Send an email (with photos if you would like to include) to Cristina Oliver at and we'll feature in next month's publication.



Contribute to Cougar Bytes

Cougar Bytes is a monthly newsletter distributed to staff and faculty. Is there a college event you would like to promote? Perhaps you have a success story you would like to share? A new staff member to introduce? We welcome any events, stories, photos, or shout-outs in each issue. Please submit any contributions to

Our deadline for contributions is Oct. 20 for the October issue. Thank you!


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