Carteret Community College

ACT Encourages Support for Connect NC Bond Referendum

February 18, 2016

Connect NC Bond Referendum

Allies for Cherry Point’s Tomorrow (ACT) supports the $2 billion Connect NC Bond, that invests in needed infrastructure throughout North Carolina and especially in the Cherry Point region, and urges all citizens in the Cherry Point region to vote YES for the NC Connect Bond on the Tuesday, March 15, 2016 Primary Election Ballot.

With so much at stake this election year, it is important that all citizens in the Cherry Point region understand what important topics will affect our area. The Connect NC Bond Referendum supports funds allocated for the following: new construction and repair of existing facilities on the 17 campuses of the UNC System, the 58 Campuses of the NC Community College System (including a STEM facility at Craven Community College Havelock Campus, renovations to STEM classrooms and laboratories at Pamlico Community College, construction of new facilities for Hospitality and Culinary programs at Carteret Community College), improvements to state and local parks, water and agricultural improvements, recreational enhancements at Fort Macon State Park as well as capital investments that would support and enhance the military and commercial enterprises, personnel and dependents at Cherry Point by providing continuing education, job skills development, recreational opportunities and greater quality of life.

Click here to review the signed referendum.



Carteret Co. Chamber MAC contributes to College’s new Veterans Center

January 28, 2016

David Heath, Chair of the Chamber’s Military Affairs Committee, presents a “Chamber Check” to Hank Hingley, representing the Veterans Student Success Center at Carteret Community College. Allies for Cherry Point's Tomorrow.

The Chamber’s Military Affairs Committee is proud to announce the donation of $500 to support the new Veterans Student Success Center (VSSC) at Carteret Community College, which is located inside the Donald W. Bryant Student Center.

The mission of the VSSC is to arm active duty military, Veterans and dependents with the resources and support necessary to achieve their educational goals.

Matching the MAC’s donation was Bob Upchurch of Bob Upchurch Appraisals, a longtime member of the MAC.

“Thoughtful donations, like the ones from the Military Affairs Committee and Bob Upchurch, help us provide the support our students need to succeed,” said Brenda Reash, Carteret Community College Foundation Director.

The VSSC opened on Memorial Day of 2015. It includes a lounge with comfortable seating, computers, printers, coffee, a refrigerator, a television and a nice view of the water, veterans can walk next door to a resource center. There they will find an information hub for educational benefits, academic advising, and learning resources.

With Camp Lejeune and Cherry Point nearby and two Coast Guard stations in Carteret County, there is a large Veterans population with more than 200 students on CCC’s campus using military benefits to further their education.