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Tough Journey, Worth It

Earning a college degree is a tough journey, but worth it. Earning a college degree while still in high school, however, can be a little more challenging. It takes hard work and dedication to make it happen, but every year many local high school students do just that. Whether they are transferring to a university […]

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CCC Students Inducted into National Technical Honor Society

Cleveland Community College held an induction ceremony for its chapter of the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) on Monday, May 2. The following students were inducted: College Transfer Janiya Black Jessie Ramos Vargas Jessica Spangler Health Science, Life Sciences and Public Services Betsy Beason Workforce Development Heather Bailey Clayton Burleson Diancil Chavez Taylor Crosby Nickolas […]

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Sparks Fly As High School Students Compete

Cleveland Community College held its very first high school welding competition on Wednesday, May 4. A total of sixteen students—four each from Burns, Crest, Kings Mountain and Shelby High Schools—competed. Curtiss Rippy from Maco, and Michael Beatty from IMA served as judges for the competition. “When Dana (White, CCC instructor) called and asked me to […]

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TRIO Talent Search Senior Signing Event

TRIO Talent Search hosted a Senior Signing Event on Monday, May 2 at Cleveland Community College. The main objective of the TRIO program is to help first-generation college students in Cleveland County enroll in postsecondary education. Seniors were invited to a cord ceremony and celebration of their many accomplishments. TRIO Seniors have impressed everyone by enrolling […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Anna Marie Vagnozzi

Tell us about some of your accomplishments. After I graduated from Cleveland Community College, I transferred to Campbell University, where I completed my bachelor’s degree in mathematics. More recently, I earned my master’s degree in Mathematical Sciences from Clemson University, with an emphasis in statistics. My research was on how to perform statistical analyses on […]

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Instructor Brings a World of Experience to the Classroom

Señorita Catalina Adams currently teaches Spanish at Cleveland Community College. An engaging instructor, she brings a world of experience into her classroom. Originally from Costa Rica, Adams has lived in many different countries including Canada, Mexico, Spain, France, and China. Her favorite thing about teaching is connecting with the students and helping them discover their […]

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Pharmacy Technician Academy Expanding Again

The Pharmacy Technician Academy became part of CCC’s job training offerings about five years ago. Since that time, the Academy has grown and even expanded into a second opportunity, the Sterile Compounding class. Pharmacy Technician Academy Now Open to High School Students Now, the Pharmacy Technician Academy is expanding again; this time to a new […]

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Student Spotlight: Aaron Hoyle-Rivera

Our next student spotlight features Aaron Hoyle-Rivera, a senior at Cleveland Early College High School (CECHS). As a first-generation college student, Hoyle-Rivera wants to be an example and inspiration to others like him. He wants all students to know that attending college is possible. Hoyle-Rivera is a natural leader who values working as part of […]

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Fire Academy Receives Praise

Recently, Cleveland Community College’s Coordinator and Instructor of Fire and Rescue Training received an email from graduate, Michael Lane. In the email, Lane expressed his gratitude and praise for the Firefighter Academy and the faculty and staff associated with it. In the email, he wrote: “I want to take the time to thank you all […]

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