SANFORD - Central Carolina Community College (CCCC) hosted a Scholarship Award Ceremony on Sept. 20 for recipients of the State Employees' Credit Union (SECU) Foundation Bridge to Career Scholarship. The event was held at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic & Conference Center.
The State Employees Credit Union Foundation established the SECU Bridge to Career Program to help remove financial barriers for students seeking to obtain state-regulated or industry-recognized credentials through the Workforce Continuing Education Division of their local community college that lead to sustainable wage careers within their local communities.
Opening remarks were by Felicia Crittenden, CCCC Dean of Workforce Development & Continuing Education Operations. Harriet Norris of the State Employees Credit Union spoke about The Impact of the SECU Scholarship.
Merina Holmes, Nurse Aide student, and Deidrea West, Biotechnology student, spoke of The Student Experience. The Employer Experience was presented by Patricia Miller, Franchise Owner of Wisdom Senior Care, Pittsboro.
Closing remarks were by CCCC President Dr. Lisa M. Chapman.
The scholarship recipients, listed with program of student and hometowns, are:
Litzy Aldana-Reyes - Nurse Aide - Sanford
Shelby Campbell - BioWork - Sanford
Sayako Deguchi - Phlebotomy - Cameron
Jasmine Farrar - Nurse Aide - Bear Creek
Enavyia Gould - Nurse Aide - Siler City
Percy Grady - BioWork - Bear Creek
Claudette Griffin - BioWork - Sanford
Flossie Griffin - BioWork - Sanford
Veronica Griffin - BioWork - Sanford
Mary Harrison - Nurse Aide - Burlington
Merina Holmes - Nurse Aide - Staley
Roshell Humphrey - Phlebotomy - Sanford
Kevin Joyce - BioWork - Sanford
Angela McNeill - Nurse Aide - Lillington
Benita McRae - Nurse Aide - Fayetteville
Chloe Mangum - Phlebotomy - Fuquay-Varina
Quinn Oneal - Nurse Aide - Apex
Shawnta Outlaw - Nurse Aide - Cameron
Isabel Pearce - Nurse Aide - Pittsboro
Gavin Rankin - Nurse Aide - Angier
Hailey Shaw - Phlebotomy - Sanford
Miranda Sirry - Nurse Aide - Bear Creek
Dawanna Smith - Phlebotomy - Pittsboro
Sherri Spearman - Phlebotomy - Lillington
Gloria Spivey - Nurse Aide - Siler City
Jonte Stewart - Phlebotomy - Cameron
Darlena Taylor - Phlebotomy - Southern Pines
Tylan Thompson - Phlebotomy - Siler City
Anneliese Vanatta - Phlebotomy - Angier
Deidrea West - BioWork - Holly Springs
For more information on the scholarship, visit the Continuing Education Scholarship web page at www.cccc.edu/ecd/scholarships, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on CCCC, visit the college's website at www.cccc.edu.
State Employees Credit Union officials present a ceremony check to Central Carolina Community College for funds allocated for the 2022-2023 academic year. Pictured are, left to right: Dr. Lisa Chapman, CCCC President; Harriet Norris, SECU Advisory Board Member; Whitney Clarida, SECU Vice President of Sanford Branch; Jennifer Butler, SECU Vice President of Spring Lane Branch' Felicia Crittenden, CCCC Dean of Workforce Development & Continuing Education Operations; and Casey Goldberg, SECU Assistant Branch Manager at the Sanford Spring Lane Branch.
Merina Holmes, Nurse Aide student and SECU Scholarship awardee, speaks to the benefits of this scholarship and the program.