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CCCC Foundation gift benefits Sustainable Agriculture program

Click to enlarge,  The Central Carolina Community College Foundation announces the establishment of the Acosta Integrative Therapies Gratitude Scholarship to benefit the college's Sustainable Agriculture program. Nancy Acosta (pictured here), of Acosta Integrative Therapies, was once a student in the Sustainable Agriculture program.

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11.26.2019College & CommunityCollege GeneralFoundation

SANFORD, N.C. - The Central Carolina Community College Foundation announces the establishment of the Acosta Integrative Therapies Gratitude Scholarship to benefit the college's Sustainable Agriculture program. Nancy Acosta, of Acosta Integrative Therapies, was once a student in the Sustainable Agriculture program.

"My entire career has been in the Health and Wellness field, so learning how to grow my own food organically was exciting for me," said Acosta. "The courses were taught by experienced and knowledgeable instructors that made a positive impact on me. I learned so many things that I use today, like soil quality and amending, direct seeding, transplanting, watering, harvesting, season extension and organic pest management. I still make mistakes, but I have a base of knowledge that works and it is so much fun!"

Acosta says that she remembers being impressed by the passion and dedication of the young, future farmers that were in her class. "People that are interested in and committed to healthy, whole food and a healthy earth," said Acosta. "Contributing to the program is doing my part in creating a healthier, sustainable community, one organic farmer at a time."

Nancy Acosta started Acosta Integrative Therapies in 2007. Acosta, a Licensed Massage Therapist for 29 years with a degree in Physical Education, specializes in Neuromuscular Massage Therapy, Essential Oil Education, and Nutrition Consulting. In addition, as a yoga instructor, whole foods advocate, and former personal trainer, she said she enjoys educating people on natural health and wellness.

Acosta Integrative Therapies is located at 290 East St. in Pittsboro, N.C.

Dr. Emily Hare, CCCC Foundation Executive Director, notes there is something special when alumni of the college pay it forward by establishing a scholarship to assist a current student. "CCCC is one big family and Nancy truly exemplifies this through her generosity back to the college and the program she loved. We are grateful for her support of the Sustainable Agriculture program," said Hare.

The CCCC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization affiliated with, but independent of, Central Carolina Community College. It receives donations of money and equipment on behalf of the college and uses them to promote its educational mission and assist students through scholarships and grants.

For more information about the Foundation, its work and events, visit www.cccc.edu/foundation.

For more information about the CCCC Sustainable Agriculture program, visit www.cccc.edu/curriculum/majors/sustainableagriculture.