CCC Short Session Class Registration October 17

(Shelby, NC) – Cleveland Community College will hold Short Session Registration on Wednesday, October 17, from 9 am – 6 pm in Student Services. Short Session classes are 7 & 8 weeks classes that are available on-campus or online. For a list of all available short session classes visit Click on Take a Class!, then click on Fall 2012 Short Session Classes. You can also call Student Services at 704-669-4103 for more information.



The State Employees’ Credit Union recently announced the recipients of the SECU Foundation two-year, “People Helping People,” scholarships for Cleveland Community College. This year’s recipients are Makayla Lynn Page and Drew Bryan Denton.

Page is the daughter of Doug and Deborah Page of Shelby and a 2012 graduate of Burns High School. She plans to pursue an Associate Degree in Nursing at Cleveland Community College. 

Denton is the son of Dale and Valerie Denton of Gastonia. He is a 2012 graduate of Mighty Warriors Christian Homeschool and is currently pursuing an Associate in Arts degree.

Recipients of the $5,000 scholarship are selected by the SECU scholarship committee and exemplify the membership philosophy of credit unions, and have demonstrated leadership, excellence of character, integrity, and community involvement. The State Employees’ Credit Union distributes “People Helping People” scholarships to all of the 58 community colleges in the state of North Carolina.

Photos includes l-r: Drew Denton; CCS Director of Administrative Services, Stephen Fisher; and  Mikayla Page

Healing through Art Showing in Pennington-McIntyre Gallery at CCC


(Shelby, NC) – The Pennington-McIntyre Gallery on the campus of Cleveland Community College is proudly exhibiting Healing through Art September 17 – January 14, 2013. An opening reception will be held on October 18, from 11 am – 1 pm. The exhibition is a long-time vision of curator Stacy Costner’s desire to showcase artists living with mental illness. Costner says in 2006, as a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she stumbled upon a campus exhibit featuring this type of work and was “captivated by each artist’s expression of their unique and complex healing process. Some of the artists who contributed to this exhibit are dealing with a mental illness. Others are friends, family, and professionals supporting those individuals.” As Director of the Mental Health Association of Cleveland County, Costner says “everyone needs a way to express themselves as we deal with the challenges of everyday life.”

CCC art instructor, Sally Jacobs, says the College is honored the artists have generously shared a window into their world for us all to participate and that many artists, including; VanGogh, Auguste Renoir, Henry Matisse, Frido Kahlo, and Keith Haring are among a list of historical artists who have dealt with either a physical, emotional, or mental challenge. “These works serve as inspiration that we can cope with illness in our lives and it is through this picture plane that we get a glimpse of the purity of heart and openness of the mind,” she adds.

Healing through Art is a collaborative effort with the Mental Health Association of Cleveland County, The Adventure House of Cleveland County, and Believe in Abilities located in Gastonia, NC.