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ANGELS OF MERCY - Some of the Practical Nursing students at their recent blood drive, pictured L-R: Olivia Deeck, Ericka Sanchez, Ashlyn Morland, Mia Delgado, Tawayna Drake, Morgan Williams, Allison Burns (instructor), Carley Davis, and Dee Napoleon.

Volume 12 Issue 33 - December 2-8, 2019

Scenes from the practical nursing blood drive

SGA Holiday Meal

Tuesday, December 3

11 AM - 1 PM & 5:30 - 7 PM

Multipurpose Room

SGA Holiday food drive going on now!

November 15th through december 13th

collection boxes located in student services & early college office

Benefits Backpack Pals program in Montgomery County
December 10th at 12:30 PM (Location TBD)

Deadline to register is 10 a.m., December 10 at the Information Desk. Two winners will receive a $25 gift card!

MCC Hosting Transfer Fair

15+ colleges expected

MCC students can learn about their transfer options at the MCC Fall Transfer Fair, slated for December 3 from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. in Capel Hall.

Students can meet face-to-face with representatives from more than 15 four-year colleges and universities. Among those expected to attend are NC State University, NC A & T State University, Pfeiffer University, UNC-Greensboro, Fayetteville State University, Gardner-Webb University, Wingate University, Salem College, UNC-Charlotte, East Carolina University, Johnson & Wales University, Appalachian State University, Western Carolina University, UNC-Wilmington, and the US Navy.

Students can speak to specific schools about transfer requirements or ask questions about individual programs, tuition, class size and more. The event is sponsored by the Counseling & Student Success Center at MCC.

MCC & ECU Partner on Pirate promise

MCC students now have a seamless degree-completion pathway through East Carolina University’s (ECU) Pirate Promise Program.

To be eligible, a student must be a full-time first-year community college student or enrolled in Early College or Career and College Promise prior to applying for Pirate Promise. Students must complete degree requirements for an Associate in Science, Associate in Arts, Associate in Fine Arts, Associate in Engineering, Associate in Applied Science in Early Childhood Education, or an Associate in Applied Science for the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology or Facility Maintenance programs.

Pirate Promise to students
  • Guaranteed admission to ECU (note – admission to certain degree-completion programs are departmental decisions)
  • Shared electronic records management
  • Waived ECU application fee
  • Joint academic advising
  • Joint financial aid counseling and micro-scholarship opportunities
  • Access to ECU Libraries
  • Access to ECU Transit
  • Eligible to purchase an ECU One Card (student ID card)
  • Eligible for discounted athletic tickets
  • Eligible to purchase a fitness center pass
  • Eligible to purchase a student parking permit
  • Access to programming through the Office of Student Activities and Organizations at ECU
  • Access to Pirate Promise Event days on ECU’s campus

"Our college is proud to support East Carolina University's Pirate Promise program to provide a seamless transfer option for MCC students," said Dr. Chad Bledsoe, MCC President. "With this agreement, students will be able to take advantage of ECU student services and resources while still at MCC. We hope to provide these students with a more efficient path to completing their degree and improve their success rate when they transfer," he said.