Congratulations March Employee of the Month: Lennie Stephenson

Lennie Stephenson

Lennie Stephenson is the Director of Medical Programs for Continuing Education. Serving three counties, she teaches both online and seated classes. Lennie serves as the conference Chairman for NCCCAEA where she has been an active member for several years and oversees the Continuing Education Medical Programs graduation twice a year. She has completely revised our Nurse Aide I program in accordance with North Carolina state guidelines, aided in strengthening our Nurse Aide II program, implemented multiple hybrids and seated courses as well as expanded our successful Phlebotomy program.

Under her direction and leadership our medical programs have a stronger pool of clinical sites for students to train. She has researched, planned and implemented new classes to aid our community in the workforce. She constantly looks for ways to improve our educational offerings and advocates for not only the students, but her employees as well.

Lennie Stephenson
Director of Continuing Education Medical Programs Chatham, Harnett and Lee

Q.   How long have you worked for CCCC?
A.   Since July 1, 2005.
Q.   What brought you to CCCC?
A.   I was teaching a night Nurse Aide I class as a part-time job and I thought it was the best part-time job I had ever done. When the position came open for a Medical Program Coordinator in Harnett County I applied for the job.
Q.   Describe what you do for the College.
A.   As Director of Continuing Education Medical Programs it is my job to coordinate all of the medical program classes and medical program initiatives for Chatham, Harnett, and Lee County. At present we are working on a new Health Sciences building in Lee County on the main campus that will eventually house all of our Lee County medical program offerings. Another big initiative for our department is instituting the Career and College Promise Program for high school students in Lee and Chatham counties this fall. Our department will be administering the Nurse Aide I program to high school students throughout our service area twice a year in the Spring and in the Fall. High school students earn college credit for attending this class through the Career and College Promise Program. My department also develops new medical program offerings that follow healthcare job trends and needs, to assure that our students have access to classes that will help them get a job in healthcare in a short amount of time.
Q.   Where were you born?
A.   Watertown, New York
Q.   Where did you grow up?
A.   I grew up in Upstate New York. At 16 my family moved to Clermont, Florida. I graduated from high school and went to nursing school in Florida. I moved to North Carolina in 1986 and I love living in this state.
Q.   Educational credentials?
A.   Registered Nurse, Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Healthcare Management
Q.   Where do you live now?
A.   Benson, NC
Q.   Do you have children/grandchildren?
A.   I have one daughter and three grandchildren.
Q.   What are some of your hobbies or other interest outside of CCCC?
A.   I like to read all different genres of books, crochet and needlework and wood crafts. I love power tools!
Q.   Anything else you'd like to share with the CCCC family?
A.   I feel very privileged to work with wonderful people every day. The best part time job I ever had has now turned into the best full time job I ever had.

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Harnett County Golf Classic

Golf Classic

The 2nd Annual Harnett Golf Tournament will be held at Chicora Golf Course on March 19, 2015. Learn more!

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Visit To Fort Bragg

2015 Fort Bragg

Dr. Brian Merritt, CCCC Vice President of Student Learning, and Dr. Pamela Senegal, CCCC Vice President of Economic & Community Development, attended an educators outreach event at Fort Bragg on March 11 to make additional connections on behalf of the college, the college's veterans' TRIO program, and the population of veterans, active duty, and their families that the college serves.

2015 Fort Bragg

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Professional Development Opportunities for March

March continues professional development opportunities. To sign-up for sessions, please click on the registration link in the attachment. Seating is limited, so register today!

View all sessions: Spring PD Calendar.

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2015 Campus Fund Drive Coming Soon

Mark your calendar! The 2015 Campus Fund Drive will be held April 20-24, 2015!

The CCCC Foundation will sponsor lunches in Chatham, Harnett and Lee! Dust off your clubs and practice your swing...the Foundation will also sponsor the Annual Employee/Guest Golf Tournament. We look forward to a wonderful week!

100% of your contributions are used for college, student and program support. YOU make the difference!

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Administrative Professionals Day

The Educational Office Professionals of CCCC and Lee County Schools present Brad Salmon, North Carolina House Representative, "Where We Stand in 2015 - 2016 as Educational Office Professionals" at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center in Sanford on Wednesday, April 22, 2015.

Cougar Pets

You are invited to join the Central Carolina Community College and Lee County School EOP's in a professional staff development workshop that includes two sponsored hours of PSP credit and lunch. Find out what Brad has to say and what we can expect from the NC House Representatives for 2015 and 2016, Educational Perspectives.

View the workshop details and register today.

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STEM Lab Now Open

We are pleased to announce that our new STEM LAB is now open in the AAC:

  • Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The STEM lab accepts students regardless of whether they have a referral or appointment. Please feel free to share this great news with your students.

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Which Font To Use?

Wondering which font should be used on a flyer or promotional material? Page 15 of the Branding Guide includes CCCC fonts used as headlines, subheads, and text. These fonts should be available in common software programs like Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Download the Branding Guide for more details!

Serif Font

  • Georgia Regular:
      Central Carolina Community College
  • Georgia Italic:
       Central Carolina Community College
  • Georgia Bold:
       Central Carolina Community College
  • Georgia Bold Italic:
       Central Carolina Community College

Sans Serif Font

  • Helvetica Neue Regular:
       Central Carolina Community College
  • Helvetica Neue Italic:
       Central Carolina Community College
  • Helvetica Neue Bold:
       Central Carolina Community College
  • Helvetica Neue Bold Italic:
       Central Carolina Community College
  • (Plain Helvetica can be substituted)

Alternate Typefaces

These typefaces represent basic fonts that can be used when the primary typefaces are unavailable.

  • The substitute for Georgia is Times New Roman.
  • The substitute for Helvetica Neue and Helvetica is Arial.

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2015 CCCC Holiday Schedule

2015 Holiday Schedule

After the weather closings, you may need a reminder of the 2015 Holiday Schedule. Click here for your printable copy.

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Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

Central Carolina Community College Confucius Classroom Instructor Guan Wang shows the different Chinese characters at the calligraphy station during a recent Chinese New Year event held in the CCCC Lee County Campus Student Center.

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Introducing FAFSA Friday!

The Office of Financial Aid has organized a new initiative - FAFSA Friday. At select times, on designated Fridays, Financial Aid staff members will be available to assist students and/or their parent(s) completing and submitting the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

FAFSA Fridays begin March 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Each student who receives assistance completing the FAFSA in the Office of Financial Aid during these weeks, not just on Fridays, will have the opportunity to enter his or her name in a drawing for a door prize.

This initiative is designed to raise awareness of the importance of completing the FAFSA as early as possible so students are considered for as much aid as possible. We are hopeful this will be an annual event at Central Carolina Community College.

Creating an environment of cooperation and solidarity throughout the community college is not only vital to the success of the Office of Financial Aid, but to the college in its entirety. We invite you to stop by to see what FAFSA Friday is all about!

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NC-NET Academy Courses

Open enrollment for the NC-NET Academy's courses continue through March 13.

Complete course descriptions can be found on the Academy web page. Register today at!

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Leading the Way!

SACSCOC's mission is to assure the educational quality and improve the effectiveness of its member institutions.

CCCC's mission is to serve as a catalyst for individual, community, and economic development by empowerment through accessible lifelong learning.

CCCC's mission is fortified through SACS's affirmation and SACS's mission is evidenced by the success of our students. Student success is the cornerstone of CCCC's newly adopted strategic plan "Learning First". A recent publication by the Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions stated that their evaluation of quality has shifted focus from "capacity" (fiscal solvency, curricular coherence, governance structures) to student learning outcomes.

This means that the current "Student Learning" movement at CCCC is touching the pulse of higher education nationally. So get on board because this "Student Learning" movement is a trailblazer!

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Kindle Fire Drawing

Kindle Fire Drawing

Dr. Terry Miller (left), president of the CCCC Faculty Association, presents a Kindle Fire to CCCC Barbering Instructor Raychon McKoy. The Faculty Association recently held the Kindle Fire drawing for new members.

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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 (April 6) 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

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News From The Library

Summon Search Is Here!

Summon is now available and replaces our former Integrated Search. Students, faculty, and staff can now search all our online resources in a single step, including millions of articles, books, and videos. Articles from search results can also be saved into a Flow account (see below) to better manage research resources. Access Summon on the library web page now at

ProQuest Flow

ProQuest Flow is a new research management tool that allows students to download full-text and PDF articles from databases, along with the bibliographic information, and save them to a cloud storage account. They can then organize their resources according to their various assignments. Flow also allows for note-taking and collaboration on group projects. A variety of citation formats are available with accurate, automatic formatting. To see a short video demo and for more information on Flow, take a look at this guide: Sign up for a free Flow account today at

Films on Demand Has Grown

Films on Demand now has over 21,000 videos covering a wider range of discipline areas that ever before. Subject areas include: arts and humanities; business and economics; social sciences; health and medicine; science and technology; technical and trade education; historical speeches and newsreels; and many more! Faculty can incorporate these into online classes or show in regular seated classes. Access Films on Demand now.

New Database Spotlight: Axis 360 eBooks

Axis 360 is a collection of popular fiction and non-fiction eBook and eAudio Book titles that can be downloaded to your mobile device or PC using the free axisReader app. Books are also available for the Blio app, which is ADA compliant. More titles will be added to this collection in the future, and we welcome your suggestions for purchase. For first time access to the collection, use your library card number (on the back of your CCCC ID card) for the username, and 1234 for the PIN. After you login, you can then register your account and select a permanent PIN. Connect to Axis 360 now.

New Books and DVDs

The library has new books and DVDs listed on our web page under What's New. Be sure to take a look to see which new titles we have that may be of interest to you!

New Study Table Arrangements

The library is experimenting with new arrangements for our study table seating to better meet student study space needs. We would like feedback on the various setups we will use over the next few weeks. We appreciate your and your students' feedback. Stop by to test it out, and please encourage your students to do the same.

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News From The Sustainability Department

Golf Classic

The Sustainability Department presents, "The Haw River is our Home" on March 18.

Join Joe Jacobs of the Haw River Canoe and Kayak Company and Elaine Chiosso of the Haw River Assembly, as they share the story of one of Chatham County's beauties. Share an evening of appreciation and planning in support of our river home.

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Cougar Pets News

Cougar Pets

CCCC Faculty and Staff Animal Care Opportunity

Do you need your cat or dog vaccinated for rabies? An ear cleaning? Perhaps your pet needs their nails trimmed? The Veterinary Medical Technology department invite you to participate in the small animal clinics this spring semester. Read more and schedule an appointment today!

You can reach Jonathan at (919) 718-7465 or by email at if you are interested in scheduling a clinic appointment or adopting and animal.

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Welcome New Employees!

  • Julie A. Ahouse, Lee Campus, Financial Aid Technical
  • Larry Bowles, Lee Campus, Welding Instructor
  • Teresa Butler, Harnett Campus, Cosmetology
  • Kelly Cash, Harnett County Military, Biology Instructor
  • Sabrina Dilanzo, Lee Campus, Math Instructor
  • Trenee Fennell, Lee Campus, ABE Instructor
  • James Fry, Pittsboro Campus, Farm Manager
  • Tyra Johnson, Lee Campus, ConEd Support Technician
  • Katherine Meadows, Lee Campus, Chemistry Instructor / CTE Grant
  • Jason Murphy, Lee Campus, Maintenance Civic Center
  • Fernanda Perry, Lee Campus, Dental Assisting

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Birth Announcement

Congratulations to Cindy Page who is now a proud grandma! Cindy's daughter, Leigh, delivered a baby boy on January 13. Caymin Lee Page weighed 7 lbs, 1 oz and was 20 inches long. Mother, baby, aunt, uncle, and grandparents are doing well!

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News From The CCCC Family


Joyner Taylor, retired faculty member with CCCC at HCI, died Tuesday, February 10. A memorial service was held on February 14 at Central Baptist Church in Dunn. Memorials may be made to Central Baptist Church, 6050 Plain View Highway, Dunn NC 28334.

JoAnne Walshaw, mother of Jessica Walshaw (Library Assistant at the Lee Library), passed away March 11 at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 21, at St. Luke United Methodist Church in Sanford at 10 a.m. Online condolences may be made at

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Birthday Cake
2/27 Sylvester King
2/28 Debbie Arnold
3/1 David Malenick
3/1 Brenda Keller
3/1 Edward Mercer
3/2 Sue Boyd
3/3 Uriah Hallman
3/3 Ronnie Measamer
3/5 Angela Crisp-Sears
3/7 Susan Johnson
3/7 Renee Nance
3/8 Angela Glover
3/9 Maria Buxens
3/11 Kelly Cash
3/11 Paul Reynolds
3/15 Jamie Childress
3/16 Debbie Wall
3/17 Tonya Davis
3/18 Melissa Godfrey
3/20 Amanda Carter
3/22 Jill Gillette
3/22 Terri McKone
3/22 Christine Powell
3/23 Carla Parrish
3/24 Gary Lopossay
3/25 Lora Jackson
3/25 BJ Thompson
3/26 Peggy Cotten
3/26 Pamela Ellison
3/26 Kenneth Hoyle Jr
3/26 Caroline Julich
3/27 Martha Wilkie
3/28 Karen Brown
3/28 Billy Freeman
3/28 Chris McNeill
3/30 Fernanda Perry
3/30 Lorraine Whitaker
3/31 Dana Diaz

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Dates to Remember


March 13 FAFSA Friday

March 18 Sustainable Speaker Series, "The Haw River Is Our Home" Program

March 19 CCCC Foundation 2nd Annual Harnett County Golf Classic

March 19 Non-profit Leadership Workshop

March 26 American Red Cross Blood Drive

April 3 Make-up for March 4 Friday schedule

April 6 Easter break, no classes

April 20-24 2015 Campus Fund Drive

April 22 Administrative Professionals Day

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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? We welcome any events, stories, photos, or shout-outs in our next issue. Please submit any contributions to

Our deadline for contributions is the Tuesday before publication date. Thank you!

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Things For Sale, For Free Or For Adoption

CCCC-Bay offers you a marketplace for services and excess stuff, a forum to advertise for things you need and a very responsive audience for pet adoption.

Our deadline for CCCC-Bay ads is 9 a.m. on the Tuesday before publication date.

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