Honors & Awards
A summary Listing of Colleges Receiving Institution and Individual Honors and Awards
Central Carolina Community College (N.C.) recently was honored with the Large Business of the Year award presented by the Lillington Chamber of Commerce. Jon Matthews, CCCC’s associate provost, accepted the award on behalf of the college. “To the board and members of the Lillington Chamber, thank you for your steadfast support of Central Carolina Community College and its mission, and for recognizing the critical role that our faculty and staff play in developing the workforce that forms the roots of this wonderful community we call home,” said Matthews. “We look forward to serving you for many years to come and we’re here to serve you so that we can grow our economy together.”
Davidson County Community College received a North Carolina Career Preparedness Award at the N.C. ACT (American College Testing) State Organization Conference held in Greensboro. The award is part of the ACT College and Career Readiness Campaign. The Career Preparedness Award is given annually to a community college that models exemplary practices in preparing students for transition from high school to college or for career advancement. DCCC was commended for its successful partnerships with local school systems and employers. The college partners with four K-12 school districts to support two early colleges and one cooperative and innovative high school. Students take college classes while in high school, earning college credit tuition free. Career and College Promise, North Carolina’s dual enrollment program, allows high school students to enroll in transfer or career pathways. The number of students participating in the program more than doubled in one semester.