PITTSBORO - Two Central Carolina Community College students -- Lutfiah Alwahishi and Shaimaa Ali -- recently participated in the Tar Heel Service Day event. Both students, from Siler City, are members of the Carolina Student Transfer Excellence Program (C-STEP).
C-STEP serves as an assured pathway for transferring to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill through special events, advising, and support while students are attending CCCC, in their transition to and during their tenure at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Alwahishi and Ali assisted in the work of the Chatham Habitat for Humanity program.
"We cleaned up the unused materials from a previous build," said Alwahishi. "I helped paint siding for the house. I worked alongside the future homeowners of the house, which was really nice."
Alwahishi and Ali both talked about helping others.
"There is so much satisfaction that comes from helping others," said Ali. Alwahishi noted, "I believe the more I put effort into helping others, the more I grow from it as a person."
Dr. Carl Bryan, a CCCC C-STEP Advisor and Health & Fitness Science Program Director, said Tar Heel Service Day is an opportunity for students to have the opportunity to give back to their respective communities and make a difference. "It's letting the students know that they are not only a part of their respective communities but also a charge in knowing that they are Tar Heels as well who need to go the extra mile," said Dr. Bryan.
Ali said she enjoyed helping out and would be happy to do it again. "It was an overall great experience, everyone there was really nice and we all worked as a team," said Alwahishi.
To learn more about the C-STEP program, visit www.cccc.edu/studentservices/cstep.
Two Central Carolina Community College students -- Lutfiah Alwahishi and Shaimaa Ali -- recently participated in the Tar Heel Service Day event. They assisted in the work of the Chatham Habitat for Humanity program.