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Above: MCC Gunsmithing students visit the SHOT Show 2020 in Las Vegas. Pictured L-R: Alex Peterson, Aaron Haymore, Lindsay Gresham, and Dale Walling.

Volume 13 Issue 5

February 3-9, 2020

The Stars Come Out at 2020 SHOT Show in Las Vegas

This year's National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) 2020 Shooting and Hunting Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show glittered with all the glamour of its venue as the stars shone on an audience of over 55,000 industry professionals.

Each year in January, MCC's Gunsmithing students raise funds to attend the SHOT Show where they meet prospective employers, hand out resumes, and sometimes even rub elbows with the stars. Whatever else they did we won't ask, since what happens in Vegas . . . Check out some of these student pics below. (Thanks for sharing guys!)

(Clockwise from top left) You never know who you'll see in Vegas - MCC's Michael Gardner with the invincible Chuck Norris; (top right) MCC's Paul Heffner; (bottom right) MCC's Jake Morris; (bottom left) Michael Gardner rubbing elbows with another star - Lou Ferrigno (the Incredible Hulk and King of Queens); and (middle left) MCC's Duke Whitson with YouTube video stars Eric and Chad, aka IraqVeteran8888.com.

Virtual Town Hall Gives More Students a Voice

In 2019, EdNC.org began holding student town halls at community colleges across North Carolina to discover the issues that are important to community college students. These issues include things like the cost of tuition vs. access to higher education, complicated financial aid applications and residency determination, funding for student amenities and more.

Now, EdNC is expanding access to the town hall experience with a virtual adaptation. With this Virtual Town Hall, they will be able to share the issues that matter to you, our students, with people in positions of power and our entire state.

Below is a link to a survey which is intended for current NC community college students to join a Virtual Town Hall discussion. You will be asked to agree or disagree with a few of the statements in the survey. At the end, you will be given an opportunity to submit your own statements about issues important to you.

And the winner is . . .

Krystal debray, associate degree nursing student

OK, so she didn't win a trip to Hard Rock Stadium to see the Super Bowl, but she did win the SGA Super Bowl Trivia contest!!! Well done Krystal and have a great Super Bowl party!

Prizes! Prizes! Prizes! SGA Valentine Hearts Contest, February 10th through the 14th in Student Services.
Tuesday, February 25th at 5:30 PM, CTE Open House
Monday, March 16th, 12 - 2 PM, Capel Hall 265, an East Carolina University rep on campus to talk to students about Pirate Promise.