CCC Fall 2012 Facebook and Twitter Scholarship Winner Cindy Gold Winner Profile



Cindy Gold


What are you studying at CCC?

I am pursuing an Esthetic Technology Certificate


Why did you choose CCC for your education?

First of all, Cleveland Community College offers an esthetics program and is located within the county. I needed to be near my family and home; plus, it is more affordable than a private college that may offer the same program.


How did you find out you were the scholarship winner?

I saw my name posted on the College’s Facebook page and couldn’t believe. I was not only surprised, but also shocked. I looked at it and read it a second time just to make sure it wasn’t a misprint and that it was really my name. I have always thought if it sounds too good to be true then it usually isbut not this time.


Other interesting facts…

The hardest job I have is being a mom to two beautiful daughters, Amanda, 21 and Amber, 19.  They are so excited about my winning the contest and especially since it was through Facebook that I won. My husband of 26 years and I owned/operated Gold’s Photography for a long time. We started the business 20 years ago when we had our first daughter because my in-laws wanted great pictures of their only grandchild.  When both of my girls started school I began volunteering and working as a substitute teacher at Springmore Elementary School and that has been my home away from home for many years.


This scholarship will help me tremendously and I am so grateful, blessed, and thankful to everyone at CCC for this wonderful gift…I am so excited to begin this new adventure as a college student. 


CCC Fine Arts Instructor Chosen by Critic Lance Esplund for Bowery Gallery Competition


(Shelby, NC)  – Cleveland Community College Discipline Coordinator, Fine Arts, Sally Jacobs, was recently chosen by art critic, Lance Esplund, for the 2012 Bowery Gallery National Competition in New York City, New York.  Jacobs painting entitled “RagDoll” was chosen for inclusion in the competition which was juried by Esplund. 

“The piece ‘RagDoll’ was done a year after giving birth to my son, George. The painting is a self portrait, attempting to capture my psychological state as I began experiencing the new demands of motherhood. It marked, for me, the beginning of a new self as well as a new way of seeing. My work took a shift in a new direction around this time,” says Jacobs.

This year’s juror, Lance Esplund, is the U.S. art critic for the arts and leisure section of Bloomberg News. He has been an art critic and columnist for The Wall Street Journal and senior art critic for CityArts Magazine. A contributor to numerous publications, he was chief art critic for The New York Sun from 2004 to 2008, and served on the editorial board and as New York correspondent for Modern Painters. Jacobs says, “Having my work accepted into this juried show was a real honor. I have been reading Lance Esplund’s reviews for quite some time and have always regarded him as one of the best critics for painters. He has a beautiful sense of color and structure and seems to feel and understand more of the emotional side to painting. It is a real affirmation as a painter to have him recognize my work as I value his high visual aesthetic.”

Every year the Bowery Gallery hosts a juried show open to all applicants working in two-dimensional media. The juried exhibition will run through August 18, 2012.

Picture included:  Lance Esplund and Sally Jacobs at the opening reception of the juried exhibition on August 2, 2012.

CCC Firefighter Academy Graduation


Cleveland Community College

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Immediate Release

August 13, 2012

CCC Firefighter Academy Graduation

(Shelby, NC) – Cleveland Community College held its 2012 Summer Firefighter Academy graduation ceremony on Friday, August 10, 2012, in the Student Activities Center on the CCC campus. Thirteen students were honored during the ceremony.

CCC Vice President of Student Development and Instruction, Shannon Kennedy, welcomed everyone and the invocation was given by Cadet Alejandro Bosshart. Class president, Robert Layton, addressed family and friends and retired Chief and former Cleveland County Fire Marshal, Beau Lovelace, gave the keynote address. Academy staff presented graduates with their certificates and pins and Academy Coordinator, Richard Carroll made the final presentation of the class.

The next Firefighter Academy will be held January 8 – March 9, 2013, at the Brown Emergency Training Center. For more information call 704-669-4193.

 Picture included:  

1st row – l-r: Frank McAllister, Alejandro Bosshart

2nd row – l-r: Brandon Stallings, Tyler Bailey, Jose Mejia

3rd row – l-r: Joseph Cunningham, Robert Morrow, Robert Layton

4th row – l-r: Robert Lowrie, Christopher Snyder

5th row – l-r: Frank Sherman, Travis Gryder, George Neal