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Volume 11 Issue 29

November 5-11, 2018

Congratulations to the fall 2018 NA I class for successfully completing your program! Pictured L-R front row: Maria Arellano, Felicia Caviness, Perla Gonzalez; back row: Meredith McDonald, Nalaysia Walker, Brianna Peralta, and Sasha Butler.

Congratulations Peter "Jamal" Moore, 2018 NCOHS Outstanding Student Award Recipient!

Peter, better known as "Jamal," Moore was named the 2018 Outstanding Human Services Student by the North Carolina Organization for Human Services (NCOHS). Each year, nominations are accepted from all community colleges with Human Services programs. A review panel looks at all the applications and selects a winner.

Nominees must have a 3.5 GPA or better, and must demonstrate commitment to the field of human services through leadership and academic pursuits.

Jamal has volunteered with food pantry, prison, and nursing home ministries. He has earned certifications outside his required curriculum including Mental Health First Aid, Darkness to Light child abuse stewardship, and Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) suicide gatekeeper training. Jamal also interned with FirstHealth and Sandhills Center doing community wellness activities. He is an avid activist in his community and wants to make a difference in people's lives.

Jamal received a $450 scholarship and was recognized on Friday at the NCOHS conference. He is pictured with Amy Frieary, his instructor (left), at the conference. Way to go Jamal! MCC is proud to call you a Trailblazer!

Practical Nursing Blood Drive November 8th

9 AM until 1:30 PM

Multipurpose Room

Give Blood. Save Lives.

SECU Offering FAFSA Help in November to its Members

If you are a State Employees Credit Union (SECU) member who is new to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process, or you are a returning college student who needs to complete the financial aid form, SECU can help. The Credit Union will be offering FAFSA completion assistance to its members during normal business hours throughout the month of November. There is no cost for the assistance. Credit Union staff in all 265 branch locations will be available to answer questions and help students and their parents complete and electronically file the FAFSA for the 2019-2020 academic year. The FAFSA is a required document to be considered for all federal and most state financial aid for college, career school, or graduate school. It is also required for many college scholarships.

The State of North Carolina Internship Program is offering paid summer internships in state government agencies. Applications for Summer 2019 are now being accepted.

A variety of professional internship opportunities are located across the state and are available to North Carolina residents studying at the undergraduate or graduate level, or in law school in various disciplines. Summer interns work full-time (40 hours a week) for a period of 10 weeks at a wage of $8.25/hour. Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a permanent NC resident attending college - community college students must have completed their first year before starting their internship
  • Must carry a 2.5 GPA or greater
  • Must be at least 18 years of age by January 1, 2019
  • Must be continuing with their education following the internship
  • Previous interns are not eligible
  • Must be able to work full-time for the entire 10-week internship

Download the 2019 State of NC Internship Program Booklet for more information. The application and supplemental documents can be accessed from http://ncadmin.nc.gov/internshipnc. Application deadline is January 14, 2019.

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