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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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CCC President Jason Hurst Announces President’s List and Dean’s List for the Fall 2021 Semester

President’s List To be named to the President’s List, students must carry a minimum of 12 credit hours and receive a perfect 4.0 Grade Point Average. Jamarion Adams         William Albright          Yadhira Aleman          Anna Alexander          Maggie Alexander      George Allen   Faith Anthony  Dylan Arms      Kenzie Atkins   Taylor Baumgardner   Zach Baynard  Burgess Beam Nicholas Beason          Ashlyn Becatti Meredith […]

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Spotlight: Emily Cantera

Emily Cantera enrolled at Cleveland Community College in August 2017, after graduating from Crest High School. “I decided to attend CCC directly after high school because I wasn’t mentally or financially ready to attend a four-year university,” she says. “When I learned about the resources and opportunities offered by CCC, I knew that was the […]

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Spotlight: Jordi Ruiz-Jacinto

Apprenticeship Cleveland is a combination of on-the-job training and practical classroom instruction that prepares participants for high-skilled careers with local industry partners. Jordi Ruiz-Jacinto, an employee at STI Kings Plush in Kings Mountain, participated in the Apprenticeship Cleveland program at CCC. He graduated with his Facility Maintenance diploma, received a certificate of completion from the North […]

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Best HVAC Program

Cleveland Community College was ranked 16th and awarded Best HVAC program on’s list of the Best Community Colleges in North Carolina 2022. is a trusted resource for online/on-campus program rankings and higher education planning. “Russ Hamilton, HVAC instructor and department chair for Construction Trades and Manufacturing, has worked really hard to build a […]

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Spotlight: Music Program

Laura Patterson, music program instructor, joined CCC’s faculty in August 2020. She likes living in North Carolina and enjoys hiking the beautiful trails. Both of Laura’s parents play classical music, and she grew up going to concerts. She became interested in playing the flute at seven years old and has since learned to play several […]

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