Student Onboarding and Success (formerly Admissions)

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Connect Virtually - Mornings

Connect with an Education Navigator virtually in the morning:

Monday and Wednesday: 9-11 a.m.

Connect Virtually - Morning Sessions
OR CALL (301) 715-8592, Meeting ID: 864 6523 6157

After your visit with a Student Onboarding and Success staff member, please take a couple of minutes to provide feedback about your appointment by completing our Student Onboarding and Success Survey.

Connect Virtually - Afternoons

Connect with an Education Navigator virtually in the afternoon:

Tuesday and Thursday: 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Connect Virtually - Tuesday/Thursday Afternoons
OR CALL (301) 715-8592 Meeting ID: 883 9698 8654

After your visit with a Student Onboarding and Success staff member, please take a couple of minutes to provide feedback about your advising appointment by completing our Student Onboarding and Success Survey.

Connect Virtually - Evenings

Connect with an Education Navigator virtually in the evening:

Monday - Thursday: 5:30-8:00 p.m.

The Evening Virtual Office will be closed on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, December 6
  • Tuesday, December 13
  • Wednesday, December 14

Connect Virtually - Monday - Thursday Evenings
OR CALL (301) 715-8592 Meeting ID: 830 8848 6385

After your visit with a Student Onboarding and Success staff member, please take a couple of minutes to provide feedback about your advising appointment by completing our Student Onboarding and Success Survey.

Connect Virtually - Weekends

Connect with an Education Navigator virtually over the weekend:

Saturday & Sunday: Variety of Times Available

Make an appointment.

After your visit with a Student Onboarding and Success staff member, please take a couple of minutes to provide feedback about your advising appointment by completing our Student Onboarding and Success Survey.

Change of Program

If you are interested in changing your major or adding on a double-major, please send an email from your cougarmail with this request along with your name, student ID, intended new major, and the reason for the change to success@cccc.edu or to your Education Navigator.

In some cases, our staff could connect you with the Career Center to ensure you are on the correct academic pathway. To connect to the Career Center, call (919) 718-7344.

Students can also complete this process in person at any main campus.

Withdrawals or Drop/Add

If you are interested in withdrawing from course(s) for the current semester, please send an email from your cougarmail with this request along with your name, student ID, courses you want to withdraw from, and the reason for the withdrawal to success@cccc.edu or your Education Navigator.

Students can also complete this process in person at any main campus.

Please use the list of contacts below to assist you in connecting with the services or resources you are seeking. You will find your Education Navigator divided by county, academic pathway, and/or last name. You can make an appointment with your Education Navigator for questions about the admissions process, assistance with advising and registration, withdrawing from courses, access to resources or services, or questions regarding changing your academic pathway.

What is an Education Navigator?

  • Will serve as an Initial point of contact for you
  • Assists you with onboarding to CCCC, academic planning, advising, and registration in an academic pathway
  • Introduces you to your career community and supports career pathway exploration
  • Will assist you in staying on their academic pathway
  • Helps you address academic concerns and connect to resources
  • Assisting students with Personal Obstacles
  • Will check in with you often
  • Can help you with course withdrawals and change of majors
  • Could serve as your Advisor (if pursuing a competitive entry program)

General Contacts

Office Chatham County Harnett County Lee County
Bookstore (910) 814-8810 (919) 718-7275
Business Office (919) 542-6495 (910) 893-9101 (919) 718-7517
Campus Tours (919) 718-7368 (910) 718-7368 (919) 718-7368
Career Center (919) 545-8054 (910) 814-8827, 8867 (919) 718-7396
Distance Education (919) 718-7511 (910) 718-7511 (919) 718-7529
Financial Aid (919) 718-7229 (919) 718-7229 (919) 718-7229
General Information (919) 542-6495 (910) 814-8827, 8867 (919) 775-5401
Library (919) 545-8090 (910) 814-8843 (919) 718-7244
Parking Permit (919) 542-6495 (910) 893-9101 (919) 775-5401
Placement Testing (919) 545-8029 (910) 814-8863 (919) 718-7300
Registrar (919) 718-7201 (919) 718-7201 (919) 718-7201
Scholarships (919) 718-7229 (919) 718-7229 (919) 718-7229
Student Accessibility Services (919) 718-7416 (919) 718-7416 (919) 718-7416
Student Onboarding and Success (formerly Admissions) (919) 545-8000 (910) 814-8863 (919) 718-7300
Student Services (919) 545-8040 (910) 814-8827, 8867 (919) 718-7300
Tuition and Fees (919) 545-8040 (910) 814-8827, 8867 (919) 718-7517

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Chatham County Education Navigators

Jalen Cheek

Education Navigator

Contact Details
Programs
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Sustainable Technologies
  • Building Construction Technology
  • All other programs (Last Names N-Z)
Bio

Jalen spent his childhood growing up in the small town of Pittsboro, NC. He is a proud product of Central Carolina Community College having earned his AA before continuing on to receive his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Jalen is a proud first-generation college student, but after getting waitlisted for his "dream school" during his senior year in high school, he almost lost all motivation to attend college. After speaking with school counselors and advisors, Jalen soon realized that this was just a necessary obstacle that would lead to an amazing journey. During his time in college, Jalen worked both as a lab assistant and a peer advisor assisting students with similar yet different experiences and with this newly developed sense of direction, he decided to pursue a career in higher education so that he could assist students on a deeper level. Jalen enjoys building connections with students and he loves learning the science behind human interactions. In his spare time he enjoys eating Italian food, collecting one of a kind sneakers, and just simply being outside.

Amy Gustavson

Assistant Director of Student Onboarding and Success

Contact Details
Programs

Career Community Connection: Professional Services

  • Associate of Arts - (Last Names: M-R)
  • Associate of Science - (Last Names: M-R)
  • Library Information Technology
  • Pre-Associate Degree Nursing - (Last Names: M-Z)
  • Pre-Dental - (Last Names: M-Z)
  • Pre-Practical Nursing - (Last Names: M-Z)
Bio

Amy Gustavson received her Bachelor’s Degree in Arts Applications from NC State University (GO PACK!). She also holds a Master of Library Science Degree from North Carolina Central University. Amy has worked in higher education for 18 years and at CCCC for 9 years. She loves working with students to help them identify their strengths, challenges, and to support them in finding solutions.

In her spare time, Amy loves riding roller coasters (current count is 197), hiking, traveling, and watching Pixar movies with her husband and son. She also loves learning about anything! Amy is very excited to be supporting students throughout their journey at CCCC!

Ramona Petty

Education Navigator

Contact Details
Programs
  • Pre-Medical Assisting
  • All Other Programs A-L
Bio

Ramona has been in the education field for over 25 years. She started her career at her alma mater, Wake Forest University. She also worked at UNC-Chapel Hill in the School of Journalism before coming to CCCC. She has been with the college for almost 15 years. She has gained experience with private and public institutions and now with the community college system. She started her career at CCCC in the Continuing Education Division.

Harnett County Education Navigators

April Raines

Education Navigator

Contact Details
Programs
  • Cosmetology
  • Medical Assisting
  • Barbering
  • Nail Tech
  • All other programs - (Last Names: N-Z)
Bio

April Raines brings nearly 20 years of higher education experience and a proven ability to facilitate significant outcomes for students. She has experience working with students at both 2-year and 4-year institutions. April Raines is delighted to join CCCC to build upon the great work expressed by students, faculty, and staff. She also looks forward to advancing the notable traditions that make CCCC paramount to the local community and actualize results to strengthen our position in Harnett County and beyond.

Lee County Education Navigators

Jennifer Babb

Education Navigator

Contact Details
Programs

Career Community Connection: Public Safety

  • Associate of Arts - (Last Names: A-F)
  • Associate of Science - (Last Names: A-F)
  • BLET
  • Broadcasting
  • Criminal Justice
Bio

In 2005 Jennifer received her Bachelor's Degree in Communication from NC State University (GO PACK!) . After working in banking for 10 years she decided to take a different career path and found herself working in the public schools system. It was then she knew she had found her passion. She has had the privilege of serving students in various roles within education for the past 6 years. In 2014 she completed her Cosmetology licensure with CCCC (GO COUGARS!). In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 boys, listening to podcasts, and traveling to the beach. Serving as an advocate for students and helping them move towards their academic goals is by far her favorite position she has held!

Mary Brown

Education Navigator

Contact Details
Programs

Career Community Connection: Health Sciences

  • Associate of Arts - (Last Names: G-L)
  • Associate of Science - (Last Names: G-L)
  • Dental Assisting - (Last Names: A-L)
  • Dental Hygiene - (Last Names: A-L)
  • Health Information Technology
  • Pre-Dental Programs - (Last Names: A-L)
  • Pre-Veterinary Medical Technology - (Last Names: A-L)
Bio

Mary was born in San Pablo, CA and raised in Sacramento, CA. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services. Mary joined CCCC in the spring of 2017 in the Continuing Education Department and has since joined the Student Onboarding and Success (formerly Admissions) Department. In her spare time you will find her traveling the Southeast with her husband supporting her four sons as they play travel basketball. She also enjoys watching sports and relaxing with her family.

Kimberly Brzozowski

Education Navigator

Contact Details

Kimberly has limited availability. You can specifically connect with her during the Virtual Office or make an appointment.

Programs

Connect with Kimberly for general advising questions, registering for upcoming courses, and admissions inquiries.

Bio

Kim is proud to be a Chatham County native and is happy to be able to assist students in the surrounding communities. She received a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Professional Writing Certification from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. It is there, as a work-study student that she discovered her passion for higher education. Since graduating, she has worked almost ten years at North Carolina Community Colleges, with the majority of her time working for TRiO Programs at Central Carolina Community College. She enjoys advising students and helping them achieve their academic goals. When not at work she likes to go explore local parks with her husband and son.

Joelle Chase

Education Navigator

Contact Details
Programs

Career Community Connection: STEM

  • Associate of Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Sonography - (Last Names: M-Z)
  • Pre-Veterinary Medical Technology - (Last Names: M-Z)
  • Veterinary Medical Technology
Bio

Joelle was raised in Raleigh, NC, where she developed a love for education and a desire to learn and teach. After graduating high school, in 2012, she attended Wake Tech Community College and earned her Associate in Arts Degree. Joelle transferred to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and earned her Bachelor's in Science in Specialized Education Services with a concentration in history and a minor in sociology. During her time at Wake Tech and UNCG, Joelle worked as a Textbook Supervisor on both campuses and enjoyed making connections with students and assisting them with having the right tools and materials needed to be successful in their courses. After graduating with her bachelor's she worked as a special education teacher in Wake County for a couple of years, until she made the decision to return to higher education and joined the Student Onboarding and Success (formerly Admissions) team at Central Carolina Community College in January of 2022. She is excited to continue working with students in a new way and being part of their success at CCCC! Joelle is currently working towards her Masters of Education in Learning, Design, and Technology at NC State University; she is set to graduate in the Spring of 2023! In her free time, Joelle enjoys spending time with her dog and husband, trying new recipes, and binging true crime documentaries.

Brittney Goldston

Education Navigator

Contact Details
Programs

Career Community Connection: Applied Technologies

  • Accounting - (Last Names: M-Z)
  • Bioprocess Technology
  • Business - (Last Names: M-Z)
  • Cosmetology
  • Culinary
  • Esthetics
  • HVAC
  • Welding
Bio

Brittney Goldston was born and raised in Siler City. She holds a Bachelor Of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources. Brittney joined CCCC in Spring of 2019. Brittney has been part of College and Career Readiness and started May 2022 as an Education Navigator. Brittney has a passion for motivating and leading students to success. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family.

Zack Ledwell

Education Navigator

Contact Details
Programs

Career Community Connection: Arts

  • Early Childhood
  • Health & Fitness Science
  • Human Services
  • Medical Sonography
  • Pre-Medical Sonography - (Last Names:A-L)
  • Teacher Prep
Bio

Zack received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Minor in Leadership Studies from The University of North Carolina - Wilmington. He comes to CCCC with a background in Community College Workforce Development in WIOA Programs. Zack joined CCCC in 2020 assisting students with the Finish Line Grant opportunities. He enjoys track and field, singing, traveling with friends and family.

Douglas Wells

Education Navigator

Contact Details
Programs

Career Community Connection: Health Sciences

  • Associate of Arts - (Last Names: S-Z)
  • Associate Degree Nursing
  • Associate of Science - (Last Names: S-Z)
  • Brothers of Excellence Students
  • Medical Assisting
  • Pre-Associate Degree Nursing - (Last Names: A-L)
  • Pre-Practical Nursing - (Last Names: A-L)
Bio

Douglas received his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Fayetteville State University and earned a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling from Liberty University. Douglas started with CCCC in 2021 working as an Advising Specialist. He looks forward to helping students formulate ideas that will facilitate the achievements of their hopes and dreams. Throughout the entire process he is there to offer encouragement, motivation, keep you on track, and answer all questions whether critical or small. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Janeyah Wells

Education Navigator

Contact Details

Janeyah is available in evenings in the Virtual Office and by appointment on weekends. You can specifically connect with her during the Virtual Office or make an appointment.

Programs
  • Connect with Janeyah for general advising questions, registering for upcoming courses, and admissions inquiries.
Bio

Janeyah was born in Buffalo, NY and moved to NC as a teenager with her family. She earned her Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice while attending Fayetteville State University and her Masters in Human Services, Marriage and Family Counseling at Liberty University. Janeyah has worked in education for over 20 years with experience in the elementary, high school, community college and military fields. She enjoys spending her free time with family and friends.

One of her favorite quotes, "Education is one thing no one can take away from you" – B.B. King

Harnett County Staff

Adana Arnold

Student Onboarding and Success Specialist

Contact Details
Programs

Adana can assist students with general questions about completing the admissions process, scheduling a placement test or other testing questions, scheduling your new student orientation session, or assist you in connecting to your Education Navigator.

Bio

Adana is originally from Greensboro, NC. However, she is bi-coastal having grown up in the great Pacific Northwest. She joined the CCCC Family in June 2021 as the Student Support Specialist. Since that time, she has transitioned to the Admissions & Enrollment Assistant. Although, she is fondly known as the Snack Lady on the HMC campus. Adana is passionate about helping others and believes in being an advocate for those who are reluctant to advocate for themselves. Additionally, she believes in student-empowerment, increased student engagement, cheering for students, and student success. When she is not at work, Adana enjoys spending time with her children and husband, enjoying the outdoors, family game night, and buying/selling residential/commercial property (in her head).

Lee County Staff

Heather Ocegueda

Student Onboarding Coordinator

Contact Details
Programs

Heather can assist students with general questions about the Onboarding and Admissions process, Scheduling a Placement Test or other Testing questions, or questions about scheduling your New Student Orientation session.

Bio

Heather was born in Virginia Beach, VA. She attended Liberty University and was awarded a Bachelor’s in Science in Psychology. Heather joined the CCCC family in the Summer of 2019, in the Registrar’s Office. Heather is very excited to be a part of the Onboarding and Student Onboarding and Success (formerly Admissions) team and looks forward to assisting students reach their educational goals. She loves to visit loved ones in Virginia and California, relaxing at home with her family, reading, and talking to anyone and everyone about the latest Marvel release.

Candice Solis

Director of Student Onboarding and Success

Contact Details
Bio

Candice Solis holds a Bachelor's Degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Criminal Justice, with a Concentration in Forensic Crime Scene Investigation; a Master Degree in Criminal Justice from Arizona State University, and a Juris Doctorate from North Carolina Central University School of Law. Prior to her role as a Success Coach, she gained extensive experience working within the criminal justice system. While her driving force is criminal justice advocacy, her true passion is in the field of education. As an experienced Criminal Justice Instructor, she has worked hard to support student success in and outside of the classroom. In fact, her absolute joy in life is working with students. She believes there is nothing more exciting than working one on one with students and supporting them along their path to success.

In her spare time, Candice enjoys going to the beach with her husband and children. She also enjoys listening to podcasts, going to the movies, volunteering for various advocacy groups, and listening to music loudly in her car!

Adam Wade

Dean of Student Onboarding and Success

Contact Details
Bio

Adam received his Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and earned a Master of Arts in College Student Development from Appalachian State University. Adam has experience working with students at both 2-year and 4-year institutions. Adam joined CCCC in 2015 and loves working with students to discover their path. In his spare time, Adam enjoys running, spending time with friends and family, cooking, and traveling.