Cougar Bytes for Friday, June 28, 2018
IN THIS ISSUE:
- CCCC EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH!
- WOW! WHAT A TEAM!
- Dean of Student Learning
- Director of Secondary Partnerships
- Golf Classics 2018
- 2017-2018 Leadership Sanford Class
- Gold Certificate of Safety Achievement
- Adult Education Resource Specialist Certification
- Taking a Group to the Summer Institute
- Dunn Enrichment Center Collaboration
- Summer Continuing Education Classes
- Red Clay Review
- Notes from Institutional Effectiveness & Research
- News From The Library
- WHAT'S HAPPENING AROUND CCCC
- PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT and RESOURCES
- PERSONNEL NOTES
CCCC EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH!
Congratulations June Employee of the Month: Jessica Rogers Dickens
Jessica Rogers Dickens has served as the Director of CCCC's two TRiO Student Support Services programs since Sept. 2015. During that time, she has made intentional efforts and succeeded in building partnerships across departments and all of our campuses for the benefit of her programs and students.
She is involved in several committees, has made an effort to get to know and build relationships with many colleagues across the college, and she always strives to both learn from others and contribute to the work of the college. She brings together a team of outstanding professionals on a daily basis in service of CCCC's low-income and first-generation students and students with disabilities.
Her leadership intentionally reflects CCCC's mission, vision, and values. With both her programs and students, she is careful to follow and respect the policies and procedures of the college, and over the past several years has handled many delicate situations positively and professionally. Finally, as a dedicated member of the national TRiO community she has been a great asset to CCCC's TRiO team and vocal advocate for TRiO programs and students across North Carolina.
Jessica Rogers DickensDirector, TRiO Student Support Services Classic and STEM - Health Sciences
How long have you worked for CCCC?
It will be three years in September.
What brought you to CCCC?
The newly funded TRiO SSS programs.
Describe what you do for CCCC.
I provide leadership and administrative oversight to both staff and the 260 first-generation, low-income and students with disabilities program participants. Our programs provide academic development, assists students with basic college requirements, and motivates students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education. The goal of SSS is to increase the college retention, graduation, and four-year transfer rates of its participants.
Where were you born?
Where did you grow up?
Bachelor's from Winston-Salem State University, Master's from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, and currently enrolled in doctoral program at North Carolina State University.
Where do you live now?
Tell us about your family!
Fun fact is that my now husband, as of April 27, 2018, and I started dating because we sparked up a conversation about my new position at CCCC. From then on, we have been sharing life's adventures together.
What are some of your hobbies or other interest outside of CCCC?
Travel is a pastime I have come to thoroughly enjoy. I like seeing different places and trying new places to eat.
What is your favorite meal?
No favorite meal, but favorite types of food are Italian and Mexican.
Anything else you'd like to share with the CCCC family?
I'm so honored to be named employee of the month. This is exciting to have recognition from colleagues. Being an advocate for first generation college students is no easy task, but having people across campus who support the mission makes this a labor of love. Please join us in the fall for a TRiO SSS 50th Birthday Bash!
WOW! WHAT A TEAM!
Dean of Student Learning
I am thrilled to welcome Jairo McMican to Central Carolina Community College as Dean of Student Learning.
Jairo comes to us from Durham Technical Community College where he served as Director of Admissions and Advising Services overseeing college recruitment, advising, admissions, and placement testing. He has experience as a community college advisor, instructor, and as a transcript evaluation specialist. He served as assistant director of admissions at North Carolina Central University and admissions counselor at UNC-Asheville. Jairo is enrolled in the Adult and Community College doctoral program at North Carolina State University, and he has an M.S. in Organizational and Strategic Leadership and a B.S. in Psychology from South Carolina State University.
During the search process, we emphasized the need for an equity-minded leader who will lead a collaborative, college-wide effort to help close achievement gaps in learning, access, and success outcomes across our one-college model. If you did not have the chance to interact with Jairo while he interviewed on campus, I think you will find the combination of his knowledge, passion, skills, and experiences to be an excellent fit to help address challenges and create new opportunities to improve student outcomes.
Director of Secondary Partnerships
I am very pleased to welcome Dr. Sara Newcomb to CCCC as our new Director of Secondary Partnerships.
Sara worked at Gardner-Webb University as Director of Community College Partnerships in which she formed and facilitated partnerships between community colleges and Gardner-Webb, worked on articulation agreements specifically related to AAS pathways, and managed all degree program updates for the university. She has served as Associate Dean and Director of Advising, the Advising Center Coordinator, Academic Advisor, and as an Admissions Counselor. Her doctorate research focused on developing partnerships and bringing about continuous improvement through practice and research. She brings a wealth of experience in higher education and will excel in the Director of Secondary Partnerships role.
Golf Classics 2018
Mark your calendar! CCCC's annual Golf Classic is coming. Come join us!
- 29th Annual Lee Golf Classic, Sept. 19, 2018
2017-2018 Leadership Sanford Class
Felicia Crittenden, of Central Carolina Community College, was among the graduates of the 2017-2018 Leadership Sanford class.
Gold Certificate of Safety Achievement
Ben Rankin, Safety Officer, and Trinity Faucett, Director of HR, attended the Department of Labor Safety Awards on June 12 and accepted a Gold Certificate of Safety Achievement on behalf of CCCC from Honorable Cherie K. Berry, State of NC Commissioner of Labor. The award is based on the number of employees, hours worked, and number of injuries reported.
Adult Education Resource Specialist Certification
Dr. Nutan Varma, Lead ESL instructor for Harnett County's College and Career Readiness program, was awarded an Adult Education Resource Specialist Certification from Appalachian State University on June 1. Congratulations!
Taking a Group to the Summer Institute
NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising is an international association that is committed to the success of students at colleges and universities around the globe. Academic Advising Today, NACADA's electronic publication, is distributed quarterly to our over 13,000 members around the world.
In the most recent issue Constance Boahn, Dept. Chair, Ginger Harris Bartholomew, Dept. Chair, Jessica Brown, Biology Instructor, Teresa Butler, Cosmetology Instructor, Scott Byington, Dean, Becky Finken, English Instructor, Katherine Meadows, Chemistry Instructor/QEP Coordinator, and Holly Schofield, Psychology Instructor, from your institution, are published with their article, Taking A Group to the Summer Institute.
We think that their contribution indicates their commitment to providing quality of advising for your students as well as demonstrates their dedication to the profession of advising and the academic success of all students. We invite you to view their article at www.nacada.ksu.edu/Resources/Academic-Advising-Today/View-Articles/Taking-a-Group-to-the-Summer-Institute.aspx.
We are very proud of Constance, Ginger, Jessica, Teresa, Scott, Becky, Katherine, and Holly and know that you are as well. We congratulate them and you on their achievement and hope that they, you, and Central Carolina Community College will continue to support NACADA in its role as the premier organization for academic advising.
Charlie Nutt, Ed.D.
NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising
Dunn Enrichment Center Collaboration
Below are photos from our recent collaboration project for the Dunn Enrichment Center. Marketing, HCI, Harnett Maintenance, and Business Services all were a part of this update to our site.
Thanks to all for their creative efforts and a special thanks to Christa Mashburn, Crystal Smith, the Harnett Maintenance Team, our custodial staff, and HCI for making our project such a success.
With support from Provost, Dr. Jon Matthews and the HCI team, we started with wood frames and then went through a photo selection process with the help of our Marketing team.
Ideas were discussed with Marketing for our new retractable banner for The Dunn Center and Senior Activities Center.
Other ideas were presented to Business Services and through their creative design and use of newly obtained equipment, they brought our vision together and even made a trip to our site to complete the project with the help of our Harnett Maintenance team.
We were so pleased to have the project completed in time to host the Chairperson's Retreat held at our site in May.
The site feels more collegiate and colorful with these new additions to our buildings and we hope our clients and staff will enjoy our new look!
Many thanks to all,
Summer Continuing Education Classes
Looking to try something new over the summer? Check out some of Continuing Education's offerings! For a full listing of courses, visit Find Classes.
- 21st Century Technology Skills, Harnett County
- Automotive Occupations, Lee County
- Basics of Art, Chatham County
- Cosmetology in Spanish, Harnett County
- Dog Obedience (Beginning), Chatham County
- Digital Media & Marketing, Harnett County
- How to Cook Locally and Seasonally, Chatham County
- Introduction to Baking, Chatham County
- Notary Public, Chatham and Harnett Counties
- Painting - Acrylics, Lee County
- Photography, Lee County
- Social Media Technology, Lee County
- ...and many others!
Red Clay Review
From the 2017 issue of the Red Clay Review, "The Accountant's Daughter. Almost Blind" by Don Byrne Jr.
You tell me face to face you have figured out
where your missing money was. I know how proud
you feel: the accountant's daughter, almost blind,
who still can reconcile a bottom line.
But your eyes align uneven on my face.
The blind left slips slightly down to a place
on my cheek. The right one seeks my eyes, but finds
only where they were, inferred from the outline
it sees of my head. You will never see again
in my eyes what my eyes see in you. Still, I can
see your soul in those darker windows, that see
by memory what they love, and reconcile me,
too, like a sum momentarily lost, then
found exactly where it should have been.
Notes from Institutional Effectiveness & Research
Coming Soon: 2017-18 CCCC Fact Book
The second edition of the CCCC Fact Book will come out later this summer! This helpful resource includes all of your general CCCC data needs. Highlights include enrollment information, graduation rates, fall to fall retention, and service area information!
July Outcomes & Assessment Coaching Visit
CCCC was selected out of a competitive application process to receive a free one-day NILOA coaching visit on July 12th. The National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) and the Lumina Foundation are working together to offer coaching visits to improve student learning and assessment practices at selected institutions. More information about the visit will be shared soon!
Institutional Effectiveness & Research is your home for accreditation, strategic planning, outcomes & assessment, and institutional research!
News From The Library
Embedded Librarian Program Update
The Embedded Librarian Program will be changing its name in the new fiscal year to become the "Online Librarian Program." This change is simply to facilitate a clearer understanding of the program's role in online learning at CCCC.
Summer reading at the Lee and Harnett Libraries runs through Aug. 3rd. The Chatham Community Library summer reading runs through July 31st. Sign up at the information desk, or contact Samantha O'Connor (Lee) at ext. 7340, Grace Sharrar (Harnett) at ext. 8843, or Dana Haven (Chatham) at ext. 8088 for more information.
Harnett Library Community Garden Update
The Harnett Library community garden is growing fast and already yielding produce. Stop by to pick some or try our pick of the day!
Chatham Community Library Events
In honor of LGBT+ identifying communities, Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed June as NC LGBT Pride Month. The Chatham Community Library in Pittsboro played a role in highlighting the special contributions of the LGBT+ community to arts and literature and hosted a discussion of LGBT+ rights and advocacy opportunities across the state.
Events included screenings of LGBT+ themed feature films and displays throughout the Library that highlight LGBT+ literature, as well as books by LGBT+ authors. On June 26, Kori Case of the LGBT Center of Raleigh presented a program on the LGBT+ community of central NC and a discussion of issues for LGBT+ individuals living in rural communities.
WHAT'S HAPPENING AROUND CCCC
The Office of Grants and Strategic Initiatives is constantly looking for ways to advance student learning and the mission of the College through external funding. We review funding opportunities daily and want to know your funding needs and ideas.
By completing our Program Needs Survey form with your project idea, you'll help us know what to look for as we review potential grants. We look forward to hearing your ideas and partnering on future projects!
Parking Lot Closure
The parking lot between the Science Building and Budd Hall on Lee Main Campus is now closed due to the replacement of the Science Building roof. The parking lot is expected to reopen in July.
National Safety Month
From the Health, Safety, and Security Committee
June is National Safety Month. The Health, Safety, and Security Committee want to help you focus on reducing injury at work, on the road, and in our homes and communities. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, slips, trips and falls make up the majority of accidents, which account for 15% of all accidental deaths per year, the second-leading cause behind motor vehicles and about 25% of all reported injury claims per year. Please see the attached poster for some helpful tips.
Save the date for the NCWorks Partnership Conference!
North Carolina's premier workforce conference will be held Oct. 10-12 in Greensboro at the Sheraton Four Seasons
The NCWorks Partnership Conference traditionally draws upwards of 1,000 Workforce Development Professionals from across the state. Attendees represent labor, state and federal government, education, community-based organizations, community colleges, and the private sector. In its 31st year, the Conference continues to offer timely topics and great networking opportunities.