Bulletin for Central Carolina Community College Team Members

Cougar Bytes

March 21, 2014
Volume VII, Number 3

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WOW! WHAT A TEAM!

A Team Success!

Thanks to Chef Hamm and his students, Marketing, Security, Patrick Kelly, The Cougar Print Shop, Social Committee members, Maintenance, and the Welcome Center staff at the Lee County Campus for putting on such a wonderful reception on March 4 to honor our three former presidents who have been inducted into The Order of the Long Leaf Pine: Dr. J.F. "Jeff" Hockaday, Dr. Marvin R. Joyner, and Dr. Matthew S. Garrett.

The ceremony was great and the last minute details were handled flawlessly. Thanks to all who assisted with the behind-the-scenes work to make the reception such a success! Former employees, including some who were with the college almost at its beginning, as well as current employees, community members, elected officials, and President Scott Ralls, of the North Carolina Community College System, gathered to recognize the tremendous contributions of these presidents in making the college what it is. The Order of the Long Leaf Pine is a prestigious award given by the governor of North Carolina. The Order is presented to citizens of the state who have given outstanding service and contributed toward creating a better North Carolina, according to the Order's website, www.longleafpinesociety.org. Since its inception in 1963, only about 15,000 have been awarded.

Taking part in the presentation of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine to three former CCCC presidents were (from left) CCCC President Bud Marchant; Jon Hockaday, who received the award on behalf of his father, Past President Jeff Hockaday; Past President Marvin Joyner; Past President Matthew Garrett; North Carolina Community College System President Scott Ralls; and former N.C. Sen. Bob Atwater, who nominated the past presidents for the honor.

Taking part in the presentation of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine to three former CCCC presidents were (from left) CCCC President Bud Marchant; Jon Hockaday, who received the award on behalf of his father, Past President Jeff Hockaday; Past President Marvin Joyner; Past President Matthew Garrett; North Carolina Community College System President Scott Ralls; and former N.C. Sen. Bob Atwater, who nominated the past presidents for the honor.

Former President Matthew S. Garrett greets old friends at the reception, including Velner Jones, long-time Lee County resident, former CCCC trustee, former Foundation director and CCCC Foundation donor.

Former President Matthew S. Garrett greets old friends at the reception, including Ms. Velner Jones, long-time Lee County resident, former CCCC trustee, former Foundation director and CCCC Foundation donor.

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WHAT'S HAPPENING AROUND CCCC

3M Innovation Center Grant Benefits Workforce Training


The 3M Corporation, through its 3Mgives Community Giving Grant program, has awarded Central Carolina Community College's Industry Services Office a $5,000 grant. The grant will be used to purchase technology or equipment for the college's Industry Training Center located at the Innovation Center in the Lee County Industrial Park. The Industry Training Center provides workforce training for area companies. It also provides part of the training for the Caterpillar Youth Apprenticeship Program in welding, which enrolls students from Lee and Southern Lee high schools. The Foundation receives donations on behalf of the college and uses them to promote its educational mission.

Holding a giant mock-up of the grant award check are (from left) Celia Hurley, CCCC vice president of Institutional Advancement; Marsha Mebane, Human Resources manager at 3M's Pittsboro and Sanford plants, who wrote the grant request; Cathy Swindell, CCCC Industry Services director; and Emily Hare, CCCC Foundation and Development director.

Holding a giant mock-up of the grant award check are (from left) Celia Hurley, CCCC vice president of Institutional Advancement; Marsha Mebane, Human Resources manager at 3M's Pittsboro and Sanford plants, who wrote the grant request; Cathy Swindell, CCCC Industry Services director; and Emily Hare, CCCC Foundation and Development director.

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Mark Your Calendar

Wingate's Ed.D. Community College Executive Leadership Program - Thursday, April 3, from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm or from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm on the Lee Campus- Science Building #9105. Additional details can be found in the Staff Announcements Forum!

Administrative Professionals Day - Wednesday, April 9, 9:45 am to 1:00 pm at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center. Additional details can be found in the Staff Announcements Forum!

The 2014 Campus Fund Drive will be held April 28 - May 2! Additional details to follow in Cougar Bytes next month and Staff Announcements Forum!

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Soup & Sandwich for Life!

Soup & Sandwich for Life - Thursday, April 3
Our spring Soup & Sandwich for Life event is Thursday, April 3, from 11 am until 2 pm. Tickets are still available for $6 each or $5 with the donation of two canned goods. Each ticket provides you with a soup, half sandwich, dessert, and bottled water. We are providing delivery to any Lee satellite campus that purchases four or more tickets! Just indicate your campus location when you purchase a ticket.

Join the CCCC Relay for Life Team!
The CCCC Relay for Life team is looking for new team members! You can still register to be a part of a great team and a wonderful experience on May 9 at the Lions Club Fairgrounds. To register, visit our CCCC Relay for Life team site at http://main.acsevents.org/goto/cccc.

Raffle for a Pair of Adirondack Chairs
The CCCC Relay for Life team is raffling off a pair of Adirondack chairs again this year! Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. The drawing will occur on May 9 at the Relay for Life event. You do not have to be present to win. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society.

To buy your Soup & Sandwich for Life tickets, learn more about participating in any of CCCC's Relay for Life events, or reserving your raffle tickets, please contact one of the co-captains: Amanda Carter at abcarter@cccc.edu or (919) 718-7515 or Bianka Stumpf at bstumpf@cccc.edu or (919) 718-7470.

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#IHEARTCC - Join The Movement

#iheartcc

The Student Outreach and Recruitment team invite you to Join the Movement and take part in our #IHEARTCC hashtag campaign!

If you have a Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook account we are asking you to hashtag #IHEARTCC on EVERYTHING. So spread the word about the great things you're currently doing at CCCC. Ask your students to use the hashtag with their respective social media accounts to voice their opinion on why CCCC is the place to be!! This campaign is all about continuing the positive momentum we have at the college, and getting our prospective students excited about enrolling for the upcoming fall semester this summer! Thank you for your continued support!

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Spring Professional Development Day

Let's continue the momentum from our Professional Development Day into the new year by signing up for sessions from our Spring Professional Development calendar.

All sessions will be held on the Lee Campus in the smart conference room/Fitness building #810 starting January 31, and ending May 2. We will also continue our pilot of live streaming and connecting to the smart rooms on the Pittsboro and Harnett campuses.

To sign-up for sessions, please click on the registration link in the attachment. Seating is limited, so please register early!

Once a session is complete, the recorded presentation will be uploaded to our HR/PD Blackboard site under the Professional Development tab in the left-hand column. Scroll to the middle of the page and click the 2014 Spring PD Training Series to find all recorded sessions.

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IA Division Retreat

The Institutional Advancement Division held a retreat February 27 at the Ruby McSwain Center. It was a full day of learning, teambuilding, and setting targets for each department. Phillip Price, Vice President for Administrative Services, did a presentation on CCCC's new budget process.

After a hard days work, everyone took a moment to relax for a fun photo. Seated from left to right are Emily Hare, Abby Walker, Kathy McDonald, Morgan Steele, Stormy Mascitelli, and Susan Welch. Standing from left to right are: Celia Hurley, Matt Van Hoose, Cristina Oliver, Michelle Bodily, Jonathan Hockaday, Becky Howington, Neil McGowan, Linda Scuiletti, and Marcie Dishman.

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"Thank You" Dessert Reception from Dr. Marchant

President Bud Marchant invited all faculty and staff to celebrate CCCC's 5th Year Interim Accreditation and Reaffirmation Report results. The receptions were held at each campus.

Pictured from left to right are Martha Wilkie, Robin Walker (hand), Donna Boykin, Crystal Smith and Denise Johnson.

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CCCC Hosting NC VetsCorps Member with the AmeriCorps Program

Dear Faculty and Staff:

Veterans and military family members in our communities are encouraged to take advantage of this great new resource! Bob Immormino is serving with the NC VetsCorps AmeriCorps Program at CCCC until November. He can be reached at x7463 or via email at bimmormino@cccc.edu.

How Can NC VetsCorps Help?

NC VetsCorps is an AmeriCorps program managed by MDC, a nonprofit organization based in Durham. The mission of NC VetsCorps is to improve military outreach and ease the transition from military to civilian life. During the service year, NC VetsCorps members aim to enhance the success of outreach efforts to veterans, current military members and their families by providing a broad range of assistive and referral services such as:

  • Assistance with applying for federal benefits through the Benefit Bank of North Carolina or ePASS
  • Connection to the appropriate education or training programs
  • Filing federal and state income taxes
  • Facilitating legal services such as discharge upgrades or helping veterans navigate the services
  • Referrals to community-based and federal social service agencies, education and training centers, or job placement services, and more.

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Mad Hatter Tea Party!

We'd like to announce two events being held on the Pittsboro Campus that will be catered by Culinary Arts students. Contact Chef Cindy Anderson for more information.

Mad Hatter Tea Party
Tuesday, March 25, 1:30 pm
Chatham Community Library: $6 per person for assorted savory sandwiches, fresh berries and cream, scones, and quickbread sandwiches with cream cheese.

April in Paris Luncheon
Tuesday, April 15, Noon at the Chatham Community Library (cost and menu to be announced!)

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Interested in Teaching ACA?

CCCC faculty and staff are invited to consider teaching one of our new first-year success courses, ACA 122 or ACA 115.

On Friday, May 16, the College Success Center will host an engaging all-day training session where you will:

  • Learn and practice active teaching strategies
  • Discover best practices for using our updated Bb course shells for ACA 122 and ACA 115
  • Engage with student-centered colleagues from across the three campuses in a reflective, interactive, and fun day!

Complete this online form to express interest in teaching ACA during the 2014-15 academic year! After you complete the interest form, you will receive more details about the May 16 training session. If you have questions, call extension 7473, or send an email to Torri Reynolds at: treynolds@cccc.edu.

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Employment Opportunities with UBMS Summer Academy

The Upward Bound Math and Science (UBMS) program is currently hiring for summer positions! Please encourage your students or others in the community to apply!

UBMS is a federally funded pre-college program designed to strengthen the math and science skills of 60 participating Harnett County high school students from low-income families or families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree. The goal of the program is to help students recognize and develop their potential to excel in math and science and to encourage them to pursue postsecondary degrees in math and science and, ultimately, careers in the math and science professions.

Positions available include:

  • Summer Counselors (2)
  • Lead Summer Counselor
  • Residence Hall Night Monitor
  • Academic Instructors (4 - Math, English, Science, Foreign Language)
  • Elective Instructors (2)
  • Summer Internship Coordinator

For detailed position descriptions and application instructions, please contact the Upward Bound Math and Science Program Coordinator, Natasha Patterson, at (919) 718-7488.

  • Application Deadline: April 6
  • Interviews: April 11 to April 24
  • Hiring Decisions made by: May 2
  • Program Dates: Training - June 16 to June 19; Non-Residential Program at CCCC - June 23 to July 11; Residential Program at NCCU - July 13 to August 1

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News From Lee County Library

One Password Is Here

You asked, we answered! On our last two library surveys, an overwhelming majority of students and faculty indicated that they wanted one password for accessing our online resources off campus. The library recently purchased a software product which allowed us to set up a single login for all databases instead of having separate passwords for each. You can now access the library's online resources and Integrated Search using just one password. This new service is called OnePass. When you try to access our databases, you will be prompted for the new login and password. To obtain the new OnePass login information, stop by the library to see us or give us a call at 919-718-7244.

National Library Week

The Library will celebrate National Library Week on April 14 - 17. Our activities will include:

  • Library Trivia Challenge with candy prizes and a grand prize at the end of the week
  • Library Staff Picks Display - see what the library staff like to read or watch, and check these items out
  • Jelly Bean Jar Count - guess how many jelly beans are in the jar, and you win the whole jar
  • Name the Library Newsletter Contest - submit your ideas/suggestions to name our library newsletter. The winning suggestion will receive a prize. Enter your ideas in the box/basket at the circulation desk or on our Facebook page.
  • Library Survey - watch your email for announcements regarding our spring library survey, which will overlap with National Library Week. We value your input!

Go Green at the Library

The Library will also celebrate Earth Day on April 22 by having an activity on our Facebook page. Post a picture on our Facebook page of you doing something green/sustainable and get entered into a drawing for a prize. The prize will go to the best or most creative green activity. We will also have a bulletin board display, Go Green at the Library, for the whole month of April.

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News From Chatham County Library

Friends of the Chatham Community Library Spring Book Sale! Thursday, Friday and Saturday April 3, 4, and 5, at Chatham Community Library! We have hundreds of books at reasonable prices, including children's books, best sellers, DVDs, audiobooks, and collectible books.

  • Thursday, April 3: 9 am to 7 pm
  • Friday, April 4: 9 am to 7 pm / Half price day!
  • Saturday, April 5: 9 am to 2 pm / Bag day

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News From the Sustainability Committee

Please join the Sustainable Technologies Department and Students for Sustainability, for our Earth Day event on Tuesday, April 22, from 4 pm until 6 pm. There will be an open house of the Chatham Cottage, (a house the students will auction), and a student fundraiser for Slow Food's/1,000 African Gardens.

Check out the Slow Food's website to see what they are doing. There will be an auction and Slow Food is currently asking for donations, whether monetary or goods and services, that can be auctioned off to community members on Earth Day during our campus event! Contact auction organizer Carol Lowndes, S4S Treasurer, to contribute, lowndes_carol@yahoo.com.

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Cougar Pets News

Anyone interested in animals for adoption should visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CougarPets for more information and pictures of all the animals that need homes.

You can reach Jonathan at (919) 718-7465 or by email at jloftis@cccc.edu if you are interested in adopting.

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PERSONNEL NOTES

Cougar Profile

Emily Hare
Director for the Foundation and Development

Q.   How long have you worked for CCCC?
A.   I have worked at CCCC for three years.
Q.   What brought you to CCCC?
A.   CCCC brought me back home! After a year of working at a private college in Alabama, the opportunity in the CCCC Foundation became available and it was the perfect place to further my career in higher education.
Q.   Describe what you do for the College.
A.   I am the Director for Foundation and Development. I oversee our fundraising program for CCCC. I manage over 100+ endowments, I oversee our Annual Fund Drive, our Foundation Scholarship Program, the Grants Department, and also any fundraising events we have in our three-county service area. I love my job!
Q.   Where were you born?
A.   Pinehurst
Q.   Where did you grow up?
A.   Pinehurst
Q.   Educational credentials?
A.    I have a B.A. in Communication with a minor in Journalism from Wake Forest University and an M.B.A. with a concentration in Marketing from Pfeiffer University.
Q.   Where do you live now?
A.   Sanford
Q.   Marital status?
A.   Married to my wonderful husband, Bud, of four years.
Q.   Do you have children/grandchildren?
A.    A sweet little one-year-old, Delaney Elizabeth.
Q.   What are some of your hobbies or other interest outside of CCCC?
A.    I have a huge passion for my Demon Deacons and I also love watching NASCAR. I actively compete in triathlons and other various running and swimming events in NC. I also love spending time with my family out on the golf course!
Q.   Anything else you'd like to share with the CCCC family?
A.    I am so grateful to work at such a wonderful place!

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Welcome New Employees!

Week of March 3
Seth Buchanan, Success Coach/ Retention Manager

Week of March 10
Lara Howard, Career and College Advisor
Eric Butler, HVAC Technician

Week of March 31
Gerri Willams, Grant Writer

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Birthdays

Birthday Cake
Mar 21 Colleen Johnson
Mar 22 Jill Gillette
Mar 22 Terry McKone
Mar 22 Christine Powell
Mar 23 Carla Parrish
Mar 24 Gary Lopossay
Mar 25 Lora Jackson
Mar 25 BJ Thompson
Mar 26 Peggy Cotten
Mar 26 Ken Hoyle
Mar 26 Jen Owens
Mar 27 Martha Wilkie
Mar 28 Karen Brown
Mar 28 Billy Freeman
Mar 28 Chris McNeill
Mar 30 Richard Bonds
Mar 30 Lorraine Whitaker
Mar 31 Dana Diaz
Apr 1 Richard Barnes
Apr 2 Gregg Hamm
Apr 2 Lisa Knight
Apr 4 Allen Howington
Apr 5 Latasha McIver
Apr 6 Nancy Guy
Apr 7 Gary Kibler
Apr 8 Denise Johnson
Apr 10 Chris Moses
Apr 14 Stan Taylor
Apr 14 Jessica Walshaw
Apr 15 Natasha Patterson
Apr 15 Bonnie Smith
Apr 18 Heike Johnson
Apr 20 Kasey Patterson
Apr 21 Cassie Lyles
Apr 21 Wendy Seymore
Apr 24 Stephen Mabe
Apr 24 Lindsey Mendoza
Apr 25 Wendy Cotten
Apr 26 MontE Christman
Apr 28 Charlotte Baggett
Apr 29 Abby Hileman
Apr 30 Pam Byrd
Apr 30 Chelsea Long

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Dates to Remember

Planner

Saturday, March 29 -

Wednesday, April 16 - Chatham Golf Classic

Friday, April 18 - Good Friday Holiday

Monday, April 21 - Easter Monday Holiday

Monday, April 28 - Friday, May 2 - Campus Fund Drive

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CCCC-BAY

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 9:00 am on the Wednesday before publication date.

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