CCC Rose Library Hosts Film Screening

Shelby, NC – The Rose Library at Cleveland Community College will host a film screening of “The Journey of Sacagawea” on March 21 from 5pm – 7pm in the Rotary Center for Global Studies located in the Rose Library. The film is being shown in celebration of Women’s History Month and will explore the life of Sacagawea from the rich oral history of the Augadika Shoshoni, Mandan Hiatsa and the Nez Perce Native American tribes, as well as the historical account taken from the journal of the Corps of Discovery. Although more mountains, lakes and streams bear her name than any other North American woman, there are still many mysteries that surround Sacagawea.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 704-669-4053.

Cleveland Community College Announces 2013 Student of Excellence


(Shelby, NC) – Shane Chase has been named the 2013 Academic Excellence Award winner at Cleveland Community College. Chase is pursuing an Associate in Applied Science degree in Industrial Management Technology and holds a 4.0 grade point average.

Chase says that with the support of his family and the faculty at CCC, he has been able to achieve his goals. He says he has also been fortunate to put into practice some of the skills he has acquired through CCC at work. “CCC has certainly been instrumental in helping me acquire the technical skill sets I needed to help me achieve my goals. I want to continue to use what I am learning in my every day work setting and make Cleveland Yutaka more successful,” he adds.

Chase will be awarded a medallion and certificate of achievement during the 2013 Spring Commencement at CCC. He and his wife, Rhonda, have three children and reside in Kings Mountain.

The North Carolina Community College’s Academic Award winners are chosen from each of the 58 NC Community Colleges. The students are selected for their academic accomplishments and leadership ability. They also excel in the classroom and are dedicated to making a difference on their campuses and in their communities.


Shelby, NC —The Learning Center, Located on The Campus of Cleveland Community College, announced that the current version of the GED test will expire at the end of 2013. The current version, known as the 2002 Series GED test, will be replaced with the new 2014 GED test on January 2, 2014.

Those who have taken the 2002 Series GED test, but not passed all five parts, have until the end of 2013 to pass or they will need to start over again in 2014 with the new GED test in order to receive their high school credential.

“The GED test opens doors to college, better jobs, and the satisfaction of earning a high school credential,” said Dr. Chris Nanney, Dean of The Learning Center. “So we want to be sure that everyone is aware of this deadline. GED test-takers must act now to finish and pass before the current test expires.”

Interested GED test-takers can find out more information by contacting the Learning Center at 704-669-4050 or at

Last day to take the current version of the GED® test is December 20, 2013, but students should not delay the process.

“To anyone who has already started the GED test, your future is calling. By passing the GED test, you can answer that call,” said Randy Trask, president and CEO of GED Testing Service. “You owe it to yourself. Don’t miss the chance to turn one small step into your next big opportunity in life.”