Cleveland Community College Announces Early Fall Registration

(Shelby, NC) – Anyone thinking about or planning to attend Cleveland Community College for fall 2014 can get a head start on registering for classes at CCC’s early on-campus registration for new and returning students July 21 – 24, from 8:30 AM – 6 PM. Students can fill out an application for admission online at or come by Student Services located on the second floor of the Jack Hunt Campus Center. Admissions counselors and advisors will be available to help students during the registration process and anyone wishing to apply for Financial Aid should visit to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). CCC’s school code is: 008082. Current CCC students can also register online or view the most up-to-date schedule of fall classes at For more information about applying to CCC or registration, contact Student Services at 704-669-4103.


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Students Named Golden LEAF Scholarship Recipients

(Shelby, NC) – The following students were named Golden LEAF Foundation scholarship winners for the 2014 summer session at Cleveland Community College.


Caleb Beaver, Associate in Arts


Matthew Ange, Fire Academy

Pamela Callahan, Associate Degree Nursing

Michael England, Associate in Arts

Chelsey Ledford, Fire Academy


Emily Ensley, Surgical Technology

Kings Mountain

Mitchell Cloninger, Fire Academy

The Golden LEAF Foundation has provided 7,859 scholarships totaling more than $24 million since 2001 when the Golden LEAF Scholarship Program was created to benefit students from rural North Carolina and their families. Since Golden LEAF’s establishment in 1999, the Foundation has supported projects and programs which have helped transform our state’s economy from one based almost solely on agriculture and traditional manufacturing to a diverse economy consisting increasingly of value-added agriculture, advanced materials, aerospace, and other technology-based industries. The Golden LEAF Scholarship Program is just one of the many ways the Foundation helps to improve our state. The Golden LEAF Foundation believes that a well-educated and highly skilled population will advance the economic well-being of our state economically, culturally and socially. The program provides scholarships of up to $750.00 for curriculum degree seeking students and up to $250.00 for qualified occupational education.


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Duke Energy awards $209,876 to Cleveland Community College

SHELBY, N.C. Duke Energy and Cleveland Community College today announced a $209,876 investment from the Duke Energy Foundation.

The funds will be used to support the Advanced Welding and Automation Training Using Simulators and Robots project, training students in the use of welding simulation and robotics applications. It focuses on supplying a workforce for new and expanding industry in Cleveland County.

According to College President Dr. L. Steve Thornburg, “Cleveland Community College prides itself on training students in the latest technology needed to be successful in local industry and our welding and automation programs are no exception. This grant will keep our students one step ahead in the areas of advanced welding and automation simulation and robotics.”

“Our partnership with Cleveland Community College develops a highly skilled workforce that will attract and retain businesses in the region for years to come,” said Paul Newton, Duke Energy’s state president – North Carolina.

This grant is part of Duke Energy’s $30 million investment in North Carolina Community Colleges in support of technical education that help recruit new and retain existing industries in North Carolina.

Individual community colleges can apply for funds through the Foundation for the Carolinas (Duke Energy Carolinas customers) or NC Community Foundation (Duke Energy Progress customers). Applications will be reviewed by a committee of representatives from Duke Energy, NC Community College System and NC Department of Commerce.

About Cleveland Community College

Cleveland Community College provides diverse and accessible learning opportunities to meet the educational and training needs of our community. To learn more about Cleveland Community College, visit

About Duke Energy Foundation

Duke Energy Foundation makes charitable investments on behalf of Duke Energy, the largest electric power holding company in the United States with 7.2 million customers in six states. Over the foundation’s long history in local communities, it has identified focus areas that maximize the foundation’s dollars and guide the foundation’s giving. The foundation makes grants supporting the environment, economic development, education and community vitality. In North Carolina, Duke Energy Foundation invests $16 million annually for community support and charitable contributions. To learn more about Duke Energy Foundation, visit

Picture included: Duke Energy District Manager Craig DeBrew presents a $209,876 check to CCC President Dr. L. Steve Thornburg as part of Duke Energy’s $30 million investment in North Carolina Community Colleges in support of technical education that will help to recruit new and retain existing industries in North Carolina. Pictured L-r: Eddie Holbrook, Senior Dean, Development and Governmental Relations; CCC President Dr. L. Steve Thornburg; Duke Energy District Manager Craig DeBrew; Discipline Coordinator, Welding, Tim Wisher; Discipline Coordinator, Automation Engineering, Paul Weeks; and CCC Grants Development Coordinator, Emily Sisk.


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