Still Local, and Loving It


Ashleigh Thompson grew up in Star, and graduated from East Montgomery High School in 2015. While in high school she took Career & College promise classes, knocking-out many of college core requirements like English, math and science. “I’ve always really enjoyed the classroom,” admits Thompson. “Even at a young age, I was a natural student. […]

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Thousands of Meals from MLK “Day On” Event at MCC


Approximately 75 volunteers met at Montgomery Community College to package nearly 10,000 meals in a half-day of service on January 23, 2023. Volunteers from MCC (students, faculty and staff), Communities in Schools, 4-H, Youth Leadership Montgomery, Eckerd Connects, East Middle School, Montgomery County Early College and Troy Rotary participated in the 13th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. “Day […]

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MCC Introduces New Heritage Crafts Director

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John Boalick is the new director of MCC’s Heritage Crafts program, and coordinator for the college’s pottery program. MCC’s Heritage Crafts offerings include Pottery, Beekeeping, Homebrewing, Exercise and Taxidermy classes, however Boalick expects the programs topic breadth to expand significantly in the coming years. “Our students have considerable skills and love to use their hands […]

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The MCC Foundation Welcomes New Director


The Foundation at Montgomery Community College is pleased to welcome Emily Tucker as its new Director of Resource Development. Tucker replaces Korrie Ervin who has become the college’s Special Projects Coordinator/Grants Writer. In addition to her prior year as the Director of MCC’s Small Business Center, Tucker joins the Foundation with over 25 years of […]

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A Family Called to Serve


James Atkins, Police Chief for the Town of Troy, North Carolina is teaching at Montgomery Community College tonight, as he has off and on for the last 18 years. MCC’s Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) program runs September through April, with a minimum of 660 hours of classroom time. Successful BLET students master 36 separate […]

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MCC Welcomes Smith to Helm of Continuing Education Department

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Montgomery Community College is pleased to announce Hunter Smith as its new Dean of Continuing Education. He holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from UNC-Pembroke, a master’s degree in educational leadership from Northern Arizona University, and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree from Liberty University in higher education administration. Prior to accepting this role, Hunter […]

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MCC Employees Complete Leadership Program

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Two MCC employees recently completed the North Carolina Community College Leadership Program. Jessica Hamilton, Director of Business & Industry Services and Amy Frieary, Dean of Health and Human Services finished the six-month leadership program designed to provide participants with organized, face-to-face experiences to help them develop skills needed to lead in a community college atmosphere. […]

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MCC Celebrating Ten Years with Phi Theta Kappa


Sam Britt wears many hats at Montgomery Community College. She is the Department Chair for English, Arts & Humanities, the Director for the College’s Quality Enhancement Plan, an English Instructor, and also the College’s ACA Coordinator.  However, one of her favorite roles for the past ten years is being an advisor to Phi Theta Kappa […]

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MCC Conveys 2023 Employee Awards


Each fall, during its employee kick-off to the school year called Quality Trails, Montgomery Community College recognizes employees who are marking years of service to the institution, as well as the staff person of the year and the faculty member of the year. Celebrating five years of service to Montgomery Community College are Josh Hussey, […]

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MCC Welcomes Drew Winters as Dean of Student Services


MCC is pleased to welcome Drew Winters as its Dean of Student Services! Drew is a native of Brunswick County. He graduated from North Carolina State University with a bachelor’s degree in Sport Management and received a master’s degree in Recreation and Sport Administration from Western Kentucky University. He comes to MCC from the College […]

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