Congratulations October Employee of the Month:
Megan Kelly

Megan Kelly

Megan Kelly is an integral part of the VMT team as well as the college. She wears many hats! Megan is an outstanding instructor of lab techniques and pharmacology. She goes above and beyond to be sure her students are understanding the difficult material. Megan is in charge of making sure our animals are well taken care of. She oversees our kennel attendants and schedules all the animal's enrichment and treatment needs. She schedules the kennel and cat ward duties for our animals and 100+ students. Megan helped initiate our remediation plan for students so that we can be sure we are setting up students for success sooner rather than later. Megan never says no to a co-worker or a student who is need of assistance, and she is always very approachable and available. When I was a new instructor, she went out of her way to introduce me to other faculty and staff at the college, and she offered guidance and helpful alternative ways of teaching. Her creativity and friendly attitude makes her a student favorite. Megan helps initiate FFA competitions, and she visits high schools and conventions to represent our program. Megan is very deserving of employee of the month!!

Megan Kelly
Animal Facilities Manager, Instructor

Q.   How long have you worked for CCCC?
A.   I have been with the college for 4.5 years.
Q.   What brought you to CCCC?
A.   The VMT program at CCCC is one of the top veterinary technician programs in the nation. This fact brought me to CCCC in 2008 to enroll as a student, and, during my tenure here, I always dreamed of coming back to teach. I could tell how wonderful the program was from the start, and I still have that feeling to this day. I am so truly lucky that my dream of being a veterinary technician educator at the program that I love came true!
Q.   Describe what you do for CCCC.
A.   I teach the Laboratory Techniques I, II, and III, as well as the Pharmacology courses for the VMT program. I also manage the animal facilities to help maintain our on-site animal colonies. This involves various duties, including managing student and animal interactions, ordering supplies and food, working with lab instructors on animal usage, maintaining proper safety and health regulations according to our governing agencies, radiation safety, and animal adoptions. Our colony animals are all adoptable, and if you would like to learn more, please visit to check out all of our sweet babies!
Q.   Where were you born?
A.   I was born in Chapel Hill.
Q.   Where did you grow up?
A.   I grew up a hop, skip, and a jump away in Broadway.
Q.   Educational credentials?
A.   I received my Associate's Degree in Veterinary Medical Technology from CCCC in 2010, and I received my Bachelor's of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology from St. Petersburg College this summer. I am also registered with the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board as a Registered Veterinary Technician, and I am therapy laser certified. My next goals are to obtain my Master's Degree, and to receive my Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG) certification.
Q.   Where do you live now?
A.   I currently reside in Holly Springs.
Q.   Tell us about your family!
A.   I have a wonderful husband, Keith, and a beautiful 3-year-old son, Liam. We have two cats, Evan and Stella, and hopefully plan to add a dog from the CCCC colony to our little family in the near future.
Q.   What are some of your hobbies or other interest outside of CCCC?
A.   I enjoy painting, creative writing, and playing guitar and piano when I can get a spare moment.
Q.   What superhero power would you most like to have?
A.   I would like to have the ability to jump into any work of fiction, or conversely, pull any fictional character out of a book, movie, or show, to make them real.
Q.   Which actor would portray you in a movie about your life?
A.   I would definitely choose Evan Rachel Wood, though I feel that her life has been far more interesting than mine!
Q.   What would be your last meal?
A.   I always love a good chili-rubbed ribeye!
Q.   Anything else you'd like to share with the CCCC family?
A.   I absolutely adore the VMT faculty, staff, and students that I have the privilege of working with every day! We truly have some of the best students and instructors, and I cherish every moment with my team. I also think that, college-wide, we have some phenomenal people working at CCCC, and I am so thankful to call you all colleagues!



YOUR Role in the SACSCOC On-Site Reaffirmation Committee Visit!

YOUR Role in the SACSCOC On-Site Reaffirmation Committee Visit!
CCCC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). SACSCOC requires its member institutions to maintain high quality standards and focus on continuous improvement in service to students, and also serves as the gatekeeper for all federal funds including financial aid. CCCC's 10-year reaffirmation is occurring now. This lengthy process culminates in the On-Site Reaffirmation Committee visit to CCCC on Oct. 23-26, 2017.

We're asking that ALL faculty and staff take a few moments to prepare for our visitors:

  • Please read the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP).

    Quality Enhancement Plan

  • Please review your area's Outcomes and Assessments in Compliance Assist. Look at your area's outcomes, whether targets were met, and how improvements were made in order to close the loop. Remember, the purpose of Outcomes and Assessment is to help the College focus on students, ensure continuous improvement, and to promote quality standards. Closing the loop is a major focus of the Outcomes and Assessment process.
  • Please think about your area and how it supports the College's Mission, which is to serve as a catalyst for individual, community, and economic development by empowerment through accessible lifelong learning.
  • If you see SACSCOC Committee Members around campus or at one of our off-campus instructional sites, please give them a friendly welcome and thank them for helping us to maintain high quality standards.
  • Please make sure that all of your classrooms and work areas are clean and tidy.
  • If a Committee member asks you a question and you're not sure of the answer, please find someone who can help you get the correct information.
  • Finally, be sure to show your Cougar Pride!

Thank you in advance for your help in this tremendous team effort!


Articulation Agreement Established with UNC Pembroke

UNC Pembroke

Tony Lewis, Assistant Director in the Office of Distance Education at UNC-Pembroke, recently informed us that a new bilateral articulation agreement has been established by and between the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and CCCC for students who complete the required hours for the AAS in Health and Fitness Science and transfer to UNC-Pembroke and major in a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Science (Health Promotion or Exercise Physiology Track).

We are excited that UNC-Pembroke is recognizing the wonderful things we are doing in the Health and Fitness Science curriculum and are ecstatic that our students have another university that will recognize the work they are doing in their AAS degree pursuit.


University Transfer Day

University Transfer Day

University Transfer Day will take place on Nov. 2 from 8:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. in the CFC Gym on the Lee Main Campus. Thirty public and private institutions from across the state will be in attendance. Upon entering, students will have the opportunity to enter their name into a drawing for door prizes provided from the institutions in attendance. Please encourage students that you work with that are considering transferring to a four-year institution to attend.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to wear their college memorabilia, from Oct. 30 to Nov. 2, to help advertise for the event.

If you should have any questions, please contact Cricket Jones at (919) 718-7511. We look forward to seeing you there.


CCCC EOP Silent Auction Scholarship Fund Raiser

The CCCC Chapter of the North Carolina Association of Educational Office Professionals will host its annual silent auction for student scholarships. You are invited to join the auction on Wednesday, Dec. 6. In addition to the traditional secret bidding, we will have the open view silent auction table. Have some fun while supporting our students. All proceeds go to the CCCCAEOP Scholarships Fund. It will be held in the Science Building Conference Room.

If you would like to contribute items for the silent auction, please contact Martha Wilkie at ext. 7227.


TRiO's New Team Members

Rebeccah Lystash

Rebeccah Lystash, Director of TRiO Upward Bound Programs

Rebeccah joins us from the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia where she has served as a GEAR UP Regional Manager. She also has experience as a Project Director for Research Strategies Network, and as a College Adviser with the Virginia College Advising Corps. She has a Bachelor's degree from University of Virginia and a Master's degree from Syracuse University in Public Administration, and is excited to be joining us to continue the implementation of our Upward Bound Math and Science program, and to initiate our new Upward Bound programs in Lee and Harnett counties this year!

Matt Thewes

Matt Thewes, Director of TRiO Veterans Upward Bound

Matt was born and raised on the south side of Pittsburgh. After high school, he tried the university life then community college life until he joined the Air Force in 1991. When it was all over, he was in the Air Force for 21 years (7672 days). The percentage not home was near 20 percent of his career, including at various military schools, overseas, or in seven deployments. He has been as far NW as Alaska to as far South as Uruguay, back Northeast to Newfoundland and all points in between. His feet have touched down in 34 other countries and every state except Hawaii. Post retirement activities include creating the All American Veterans Center at FTCC and working with military affiliated students since 2012. Next August, Matt and his wife Lynn will have been married for 25 years. They have three children, ages 16, 14, and 11. He currently resides in Hope Mills. His passion is helping military affiliated people and doing anything automobile related. He is a certified car nut. Having started his work with VUB on Oct. 2, Matt is excited to join the TRiO team and would love for his new colleagues across the college to stop by his office and say hello!

Jennifer Trice

Jennifer Trice, Student Success Advocate of TRiO Student Support Services Programs

Jennifer is the new Student Success Advocate with TRiO Student Support Services. She recently moved to North Carolina from Virginia and is excited to be working at Central Carolina Community College! Jennifer has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Christopher Newport University and received her Master’s degree in Counseling and Human Development with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Radford University. Previously, Jennifer counseled college students on academic probation, served as a Career Services Intern at Roanoke College, taught career development courses to undergraduate students at Radford University, and interned at a psychiatric hospital. Throughout all these experiences, Jennifer developed a passion for working in higher education and helping students be successful in all aspects of life. She noted, "I am very excited for this opportunity and look forward to working with you all and the CCCC community!"

Renisha Harris

Renisha Harris, TRiO Upward Bound Program Coordinator for Lee County

Renisha began her position as the TRiO Upward Bound Program Coordinator for Lee County on Oct. 9. Renisha is a Sanford native and a 2016 graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree in Sociology. She has most recently worked as the Teen Services and Outreach Coordinator/Director with the Boys and Girls Club of Central Carolina. Renisha is a mentor at heart, is passionate about motivating youth toward their goals, and has made a great addition to the growing Upward Bound team!


News From The Library

Upcoming Library Events

A. Woodward

Personnel News
The Lee Library welcomes Amanda Woodward as our new part-time Instruction & Outreach Librarian. Amanda has her Master’s degree in Library Science from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley. She worked for two years as the User Engagement Librarian at Woodbury University in Burbank, Calif., and three years as an Assistant Librarian & Archivist at Disney Consumer Products in Glendale, Calif. Amanda’s hours will be 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday. She will be teaching library instruction at the Lee Library, providing reference and outreach services, and managing collection development for programs at the Chatham Main Campus. Stop by the Lee Library to give Amanda a warm welcome!

New Special Collections at Lee
The Lee Main Campus Library has two new special collections.

  • Faculty Resources – Books on teaching techniques and learning styles. Located at the beginning of Reference section. Books may be checked out for three weeks.
  • Spanish Collection – Fiction and non-fiction books in the Spanish language. Located beside the Best Sellers Collection. Books may be checked out for three weeks.

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, or by contacting the librarian assigned to your campus library.

Library Instruction & Embedded Librarians
Librarians are scheduling library instruction sessions for your fall classes. You can also request an embedded librarian for your class (seated or online) to help your students throughout the semester, or a brief pop-in visit for an introduction or refresher on the library. We tailor our instruction to meet your needs! To request an embedded librarian, contact Nora Burmeister at Faculty may request an instruction session for a seated class using our online form, or by contacting the librarian at your campus:

Upcoming Library Events

  1. Halloween Workshop Series
    The Lee Library will offer a series of student workshops during the three weeks leading up to Halloween that will share budget-friendly costume ideas. Please share this information with your students.

    • Oct. 20 at 11 a.m. - Creep Costuming: Are you terrified by the cost of store-bought costumes? Join our costume experts to learn about simple ways you can create incredible costumes on a tight budget.
    • Oct. 27 at 11 a.m. - Monstrous Makeup: Lipsticks and primer and blush, oh my! The right make-up can take a costume from ordinary to unbelievable. This workshop will teach you practical tips and tricks you can use to perfect your Halloween look.
  2. Haunted Library - Join us for our 8th Annual Haunted Library on Oct. 24 - 31. Stop by the Lee Library for a trick or treat and enjoy the Halloween decorations.

Click on the image above to play a Halloween message from the library!



Fitness and Wellness Fair

On Thursday, Nov. 9, between 9 a.m. - 12 noon, an expected 20-25 vendors will be participating in the Fitness and Wellness Fair that the second year Health and Fitness Science students will be conducting. Located in the Classroom Fitness Center Gym, expected participants from the community include law enforcement agencies, military, hospitals, dental, massage, exercise clubs, health and fitness clubs, etc. This event is free and open to the public. The HFS students are orchestrating this event in order to raise awareness about all aspects of wellness and fitness. Please encourage all students in your classes to attend this event.

Featured vendors include:

  • CCCC Dental Hygiene
  • CCCC Nursing
  • SportFit Training
  • U.S. Marines
  • Lee County Sheriff's Department
  • Edible Arrangements
  • Olympic Fitness
  • YMCA
  • AnyTime Fitness
  • Nutrishop
  • Central Carolina Hospital
  • Brick City Running Club
  • Lee County Parks and Rec
  • Advocare
  • Jeremy Jackson and Black Belt Leadership Academy
  • Sanford Fire Department
  • Carolina Women's Fitness
  • Lee County Health Department


CCCC Intramurals

Come join in CCCC Intramurals! Intramurals are open to faculty and staff at the Classroom Fitness Center Gym on the Lee Main Campus. All events take place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. (unless otherwise specified). Upcoming events:

  • Nov. 3 - Treadmill 5K (8 a.m. to 2 p.m. - individual participants)
  • Dec. 1 - 3v3 Basketball (three member teams)
CCCC Intramurals


Fall Kick-Off Saturday

Upward Bound Math and Science held its Fall Kick-Off Saturday Session on Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Harnett Main Campus. During this time, each cohort had breakout sessions on (10th grade) Effective Study Skills, (11th grade) learning how to register for the ACT and SAT, and (12th grade) beginning the college admissions process. Late this summer, we were notified of two additional grant notifications to serve an additional 120 students. Upward Bound Math looks forward to a fantastic academic year with our current participants along with the expansion of our participants in Harnett and Lee counties.

Fall Kick-Off Saturday Fall Kick-Off Saturday Fall Kick-Off Saturday


El Refugio Festival Latino

Friends and families gathered Saturday, Oct. 7, for a day of cross-cultural fun at El Refugio's Festival Latino at Jonesboro United Methodist Church. Children and adults alike enjoyed stage performances, Latino culture displays, games, food trucks, and music.

El Refugio Festival Latino


Speaker: Dr. Betty King Sutton

University Transfer Day


Construction Projects Continue

Various CCCC construction projects are under way.

Construction Projects 1 Construction Projects 3

Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center

Construction Projects 2 Construction Projects 4

Oscar A. Kellery Jr. and Elderlene R. Keller Health Sciences Building

Construction Projects 4

Emergency Services Training Center

Construction Projects 4



New DMS Program Director

Krystal Lee

Thank you for the warm welcome. My name is Krystal Lee, and I am the Program Director for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS). I look forward to working with you all. Diagnostic Medical Sonography is a fancy way of saying ultrasound.

I'm a mom of four beautiful children, originally from Baltimore, Md., and the daughter of Army and Air Force parents. I am the only civilian out of my siblings. I have been in the ultrasound field for 16 years, and it is my passion. I am ecstatic about CCCC's DMS program and the opportunity to educate students in this field. It is my goal for CCCC to graduate the best DMS technologists in the state. Did I mention I'm super positive and optimistic?

I'm currently located in Lett Hall's Faculty Resource Room. If you have questions about the new program, would like to work on something in collaboration with DMS, or just want to say hi, feel free to pop over.


October 2017 Financial Aid Newsletter

Please share the October 2017 Financial Aid Newsletter with your students.


Business Fest 2017

Business Fest 2017 in Dunn. CCCC's Crystal Smith, Becky Parker, Wrenn Crowe, Kelvin Hunt, and Christa Mashburn helped to decorate the booth.

Business Fest 2017


2017 Employee Halloween Costume Contest

Halloween Contest 2017


MBTI Session

Are you interested in finding out more about your personality as it relates to your career and relationships? By taking part in this workshop, you will leave with an understanding of yourself and how you relate to others in order to assist you with conflict management, team building, coaching, and development.

The MBTI is a personality assessment and a popular training tool for professional development and organizational improvement. MBTI results give people helpful feedback and how they are different from others. Taking the MBTI assessment and receiving feedback will help identify your unique gifts.

Seating is limited, so sign-up early to reserve your space at



Professional Development Opportunities

The purpose of professional development is to support the mission of the college by helping employees enhance their job skills, obtain job-related knowledge and information, increase productivity and efficiency, and/or prepare for higher-level positions.

View upcoming professional development opportunities at and register today.

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.
  • Then select, Recorded Sessions from the left-side column

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

Daisha Gaines


New Supply Store Catalog

Supply Catalog 2017

A revised Supply Store Catalog, dated Aug. 8, is now available. Print the revised catalog and begin using immediately. PLEASE make sure you discard your old catalog/list as item numbers and prices have changed.



A Heartfelt Thanks

Dear CCCC Family & Friends,

Thank you so much for the beautiful flowers you sent in memory of my daddy. The overwhelming love I have received through cards, calls, visits and mostly prayers, reaffirms my faith that there is not a better place of employment than Central Carolina Community College!

My Sincere Thanks!
Wendy M Cotten


Employee Assistance Program

National Bullying Prevention Month

Employee Assist Program

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, sponsored by the STOMP Out Bullying organization. In 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Department of Education released the first definition of bullying to include: unwanted aggressive behavior; observed or perceived power imbalance; and repetition of behaviors or high likelihood of repetition.

Although bullying is most commonly associated with schools, bullying is prominent among adults as well, so the same principals can apply in workplaces or anywhere.

The EAP program has resources available for you and your family including the following:

  • Workplace Bullying and Disruptive Behavior: What Everyone Needs to Know
  • Bullies and Your Child
  • What Is Cyberbullying?

You can access these at From the menu select My Portal Login > Work-life. The username is cccc2014 and the password is guest. In the search bar at the top, type “bully” to find all available resources. For parents who may want to support their children in an anti-bullying attitude, visit They also offer a Bullying Prevention training course.

Savings Center

Employee Assist Flyer

Through the Savings Center, you can now save on hotels, cars, flights, major appliances, technology, clothing, restaurants, movie tickets, and more! The Savings Center program offers a wide array of discounts from leading name-brand retailers. To take advantage of these discounts, log on to your work-life website, and click on the Savings Center tab in the right-hand column and use the company name "EAP". Find the username and password in the EAP flyer.

Financial Aid Assistance

Financial Assist Flyer

If you have questions about a financial issue, speaking with a financial expert can help. Our employee assistance program (EAP) provides you with confidential, free consultations with financial experts on everything from credit and debt, to purchasing a home, or saving for retirement. Experts are available without an appointment during regular work hours, and by appointment - even on Saturdays. Find more details and username and password in the Financial Assistance flyer.


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


Welcome New Employees!

  • Brian Godfrey, Maintenance
  • Meagan Little, Student Activities Director
  • Rebeccah Lystash, TRiO Upward Bound Programs Director
  • Zan Thornton, Welding Instructor




Terri McKone will be retiring as of Nov. 1. She has been working with the college for 10 years. We wish you the best, Terri!



Birthday Cake
10/20 Lisa Brown
10/21 Craig Ciliberto
10/21 Ana Fleeman
10/21 Matthew Smith
10/23 David Foster
10/24 Samantha O'Connor
10/25 Kay Faucette
10/25 Vickie Harrington
10/28 Debra McNeill
10/30 Amy Whitmer
10/31 Crystal Smith
11/1 Courtney Lowery
11/1 Della Newkirk
11/2 Angie Nicholson
11/2 Karen Slunaker
11/2 Crete Smith
11/3 Sabrina Dilanzo
11/4 Kimberly Overcash
11/5 Emily Shepard
11/5 Vivian Simpson
11/6 Timothy Byington
11/6 Teradee Hagan
11/8 Walter Choi
11/9 Michael Beck
11/9 Erica Glover
11/10 Megan Kelly
11/10 Megan Sherman
11/10 Jamie Wicker
11/13 Tara Lucas
11/14 Sandra Castonguay
11/14 Jay Delancy
11/15 Elizabeth Crissman
11/17 Derrick Dupuis
11/18 Edwin Thomas
11/21 Kevin Coleman
11/22 James Stumpf
11/26 Trenee Fennell
11/26 Bianka Stumpf
11/29 Brenda David


News From The CCCC Family

CCCC sadly informs you of the passing of Wendy Cotten's father, James Calvin “Jimmy” Matthews, age 75, of Lemon Springs. Mr. Matthews passed on Oct. 8, at his home. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to First Health Hospice, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, N.C. 28374.

We regretfully inform everyone of the passing of Cliff Ferguson's wife, Janie Mae Ferguson, age 79 of Sanford, N.C. Mrs. Ferguson passed on Oct. 1, at Central Carolina Hospital, Sanford. Arrangements were made by Knotts Funeral Home in Sanford.

We want to inform everyone of the passing of Consuela Blaizes' father, Mr. Charles David Fordham Sr., age 69, of Dunn. Mr. Fordham passed on Oct. 3, at his home. Arrangements were made by Skinner & Smith Funeral Home in Dunn.

We regretfully want to inform everyone of the passing of one of our instructors in Chatham County, Thomas James “Doc Ski” Wasileski, age 69, of Chapel Hill. Mr. Wasileski passed away on Oct. 3. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Doc’s memory to Chatham Community Church, 480 Hillsboro St., Suite 800, Pittsboro, N.C. 27312, VFW Joe Wagoner Post, 7313 P.O. Box 1775, Pittsboro, N.C. 27312, or Chatham Animal Rescue Education, P.O. Box 610, Pittsboro, N.C. 27312.

We regretfully inform everyone of the passing of Chris McNeill's father-in-law Kenneth Mitchell "Mike" Johnson, age 67, of Hillside Dairy Road, Pittsboro. Mr. Johnson passed on Sept. 25, at Duke University Hospital. Online condolences may be made at



Dates to Remember


Saturday, Oct. 28 FAFSA Day from 9 a.m. to noon at the Academic Assistance Center in the Science Building, Lee Main Campus, 1105 Kelly Drive, Sanford.

Wednesday, Nov. 1 Harnett Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the CCCC Harnett Health Sciences Center, Room 101, 51 Red Mulberry Way, Lillington.

Thursday, Nov. 2 University Transfer Day will be held from 8:45 to 10:45 a.m. at the CCCC Lee Main Campus Classroom & Fitness Center in Sanford.

Thursday, Nov. 9 Veterans Day Ceremony from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center in Sanford.

Thursday, Nov. 9 Health and Fitness Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the CCCC Lee Main Campus Classroom & Fitness Center in Sanford.

Wednesday, Dec. 6 CCCC EOP Silent Auction Scholarship Fund Raiser.

Thursday, Dec. 7 Fire Academy Graduation will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center in Sanford.

Thursday, Dec. 14 Medical Programs Graduation will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center in Sanford.




Cougar Pets News

Cougar Pets

My name is Samwise. I am a 1.5-year-old neutered male that would love to be your new best friend! I love to play and make friends easily with cats and dogs. I am very sweet and love to be loved, but also know how to be independent.

All of our adoptable cats are spayed/neutered, microchipped, and up-to-date on all vaccines. In addition, they have had regular dental cleanings, blood work, and physical exams. We pride ourselves on the care that our cats receive during their stay. Contact us at for more information on our colony cats and available dogs.

To make it easier for potential adopters to fill out applications, complete the online form at
. Happy adopting!



Things Wanted, For Sale, or For Free!

CCCC-Bay is happy to post your unneeded, unwanted, or unused items in Cougar Bytes! Send an email (photos would be great) to Cristina Oliver at and we will feature in next month's publication.



Contribute to Cougar Bytes

Cougar Bytes is happy to accept your October contributions. Cougar Bytes is a monthly newsletter focused on staff and faculty. We welcome any events, stories, photos, or shout-outs in each issue. Please submit your contributions to

Our deadline for contributions is Nov. 15 for the November issue. Thank you!