(Shelby, NC) – Cleveland Community College will host College Night for area high school students on Wednesday, September 4, in the Student Activities Center on the campus of CCC from 6 PM to 7:30 PM. Along with Cleveland Community College, approximately 60 other colleges and universities will be represented.

According to CCC Admissions Counselor Brinson Blanton, representatives from both public and private institutions will be on-hand to discuss all aspects of their schools with prospective students. The University of North Carolina, UNCC, Appalachian State University, North Carolina A&T, and Gardner-Webb University are just a few of the institutions that will be represented.

“The purpose of College Night is to offer students an opportunity to gather information on all of their college options at one location. One location is not only more convenient for students, but also the college representatives which increases participation from both groups,” Blanton adds.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Brinson Blanton at 704-669-4103.


CCC Awards Practical Nursing Pins

(Shelby, NC) – Fifteen students in the Practical Nursing program were awarded their pins during a special ceremony held at Cleveland Community College. The ceremony was held in the Student Activities Center on Thursday, August 2.

Following the processional by Michael Sisk, the new nurses were welcomed by CCC President Dr. L. Steve Thornburg. The invocation was given by student April Rollins. Jessica Cabe and Cassandra Ooten introduced the nursing faculty and guest speaker. Adjunct Instructor Tina Lewis served as speaker for the evening and Discipline Coordinator Sherry Hamrick and Practical Nursing Instructor Anne Wise conducted the presentation of pins and led the practical nursing pledge.

The Practical Nursing Diploma at CCC is a competitive program that prepares individuals with the knowledge and skills to provide nursing care to children and adults. The practical nursing class of 2013 had a 100% pass rate on the NCLEX on their first attempt.

For more information about this program visit,

Picture included:

Row 1: Adriane H. Smith, Meredith Long, Holly Camp, Tera Dial

Row 2: April Rollins, Chelsea Patterson, Kayla Liddic, Rebecca Wood

Row 3: Jessica Ward, Cassandra Ooten, Jessica Cabe, Christy Yarbro

Row 4: Amy Black, Jennifer Pruitt, Danielle Piercy


Contact: Margo Greene, Cleveland Community College

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