DE Newsletter

DE Newsletter
September 2013

Welcome to the fifth edition of Central Carolina Community College’s Distance Education Newsletter for students. Each newsletter will provide you with important information, so please take the time to read the newsletter when it is published.


Important Dates

A complete list of important dates can be viewed on the college’s Academic Calendar page.

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Announcement from Career Services

Attention Valued Students and Alumni! If you are interested in Part–time or Full–time employment, please consider exciting opportunities with ULTA Beauty, one of the largest beauty retailers providing one–stop shopping for prestige, mass and salon products and salon services in the United States.

Whether looking for a job or a long–term career, ULTA Beauty may be the answer to your job search efforts

Positions currently available include:

ULTA Beauty serving the Sandhills, Cumberland and Triangle area will be on the Lee County Campus of Central Carolina Community College seeking to meet, provide information and perform preliminary interviews with you, our wonderful cosmetology, esthetics, and other academic program enrolled students.

Date: Monday, September 23, 2013
Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm
Place: Bell Welcome Center, Lee County Campus
1105 Kelly Drive, Sanford, N Carolina 27330

To attend and receive more information, please email with an email Titled: Request for ULTA Interview and include in the body of your email: your name, a contact phone number, and your academic major, if applicable. A follow up email will then be sent to you as confirmation of receipt of your

RSVP along with an agenda for the event. It's just that simple!

So please Don't Miss Out. This could be the start to a rewarding Professional Career!

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Library Update

Now that classes are well underway, here are a few reminders of some of the services and resources the library offers to assist you this semester.

The Distance Ed Services section of our library web page provides a one–stop shop of links to many library resources. The Library button in your Blackboard courses will take you there. Or you may access it using this link. Be sure to leave us feedback using the Distance Education Library Survey at the bottom of this page sometime during the semester to let us know how we are doing to meet your needs in your online classes.

Assistance from a Librarian is available in person, by phone, or by email via our Ask a Librarian form. Chat reference assistance is also available via NC Knows. for more information about all these options.

Study Rooms are available for group study sessions at all campus libraries. The Lee Campus library also has a collaboratory study room with a touch–screen computer and whiteboard for working on group projects. for more information about our study spaces.

Computers and Netbooks are available in the library for Internet access, research, accessing MS Office software, accessing Blackboard, and more. If all computers are in use, you can ask for a Netbook at the circulation desk to use anywhere in the library. for more information on our computers and printing.

Online Databases are available both on and off campus to assist you with finding information for your assignments. You can find complete articles, eBooks, eVideos, and more in over 70 databases. Or you can try our Library Integrated Search on our library web page to search multiple databases and our library catalog simultaneously in a single search. Be sure to check your student email for an updated password sheet for off–campus access to our databases. We recently added a new resource, Oxford Reference (eBooks), which currently includes one new eBook title, with another to be added later this month. Check it out! You may access all our online databases by clicking here.

Nook Color E–Readers are available for check out with pre–loaded fiction eBooks and classics. A signed user agreement is required to check out these devices. Please allow extra time to check out and return Nooks. Click here to see a complete list of titles on each device by campus.

Search the Library Catalog to find books, DVDs, and other materials in the library for your campus. Be sure to check out our best sellers, young adult fiction, DVDs, music CDs, and more for a great study break!

More Information on Library Services and Policies, including borrowing materials, can be found here.

Come visit us in the Library!

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Featured Webinar

The Distance Education Department is working with other departments within the college to bring even more student services to its distance students as well as traditional students. This month the DE Department partnered with Mary Parker and Kendra Thomas from Career Services in order to present a webinar on "Introduction to the Career Center" and Financial Aid in order to present a webinar on "FAFSA Fundamentals".

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Proctored Exams

On-Site Proctored Exams Information

Distance Education proctored midterm exams will be held on October 21st from 9:00am to 9:00pm at the Civic Center located near the Lee County Campus. The latest any exam may be checked out is 7:00pm You will need to provide a picture ID in order to obtain an exam. Please be sure you know the course you are taking, the section number, and your instructor's name. For further information on onsite proctored exams, visit the link on our website.

Off-Site Proctored Exams Information

Students who live outside the three county service area may apply to take their exam with an off–site proctor. All students seeking off–site proctors must read the guidelines and submit a completed student/proctor agreement formno later than October 7, 2013 for midterms or December 3rd for finals.

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Cougarmail Reminder

Please be sure to check your Cougarmail account regularly. This will help ensure that you are receiving all important college communications.

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Distance Education Contact Information

Amanda Carter
Director of Distance Education and Instructional Technology
Phone: 919-718-7515
Amanda can help you with your questions and concerns about distance education policies and procedures as well as ensure you get the answers you need from the college.

Cristian Wood
Distance Education Advisor and Success Coach
Phone: 919-718-7315
Cristian can help you with advising concerning program of study, course concerns, and student services.

Jennifer Owens
Student Learning System Administrator
Phone: 919-718-7457
Jennifer can help you with your technical issues, questions about orientations, and proctored exams in distance courses.

Amanda Matthews
Distance Education Coordinator
Phone: 919-718-7349
Amanda can help you with technical issues in your distance courses.

David Riddle
Instructional Technology Specialist
Phone: 919-718-7322
David can help you with your technical issues.