An Accidental Beekeeper

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In the summer of 2007, Shirley Harris noticed her cucumbers were growing really well. She and husband Tony had always grown some for eating and pickling, but this particular season the vines were producing more cucumbers of exceptional quality than ever before. “It had very little to do with our gardening capabilities,” Shirley now admits. […]

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Eligible 2021 MCHS Grads Receive Free Tuition and Fees at MCC For Up to Two Years


North Carolina’s Longleaf Commitment Grant is a program for 2021 Montgomery County High School graduates who attend Montgomery Community College in the Fall 2021 semester. MCHS graduates may be eligible to receive this grant to cover tuition and fees toward a degree or to attain transfer credit. Full-time eligible students will receive $700 to $2,800 […]

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Montgomery Community College Associate Degree in Nursing Program Earns State Board Approval


Effective Friday, May 28, 2021, Montgomery Community College’s Associate Degree in Nursing Program will have full approval by the North Carolina Board of Nursing (NCBON). NCBON establishes the standards for nursing education programs preparing for nursing licensure. These standards are designed to ensure that graduates have the necessary education to safely and competently practice nursing. […]

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Trailblazer to Share Nursing Talents in Her Community


Madison Bullins knew during her tenure at North Moore High School that a career in healthcare was in her future. Biomedical and health science classes sparked her interest, and a senior year spent in a Certified Nurse Assistant program sealed the deal. By taking health science classes in high school, she could see what the […]

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BLET Director Herron Recognized with Scholarship


On April 26th, in the company of 15 graduates, Basic Law Enforcement Training Program Director Pete Herron got a surprise. Mid-way through his cohort’s graduation ceremony, one graduate, Taylor Graves, stepped to the podium to announce a scholarship had been established in Pete Herron’s name in recognition of his decades-long service to law enforcement and […]

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MCC Nursing Graduates Celebrate Together, with Distance


Unlike last year’s nursing graduates who experienced this rite of passage in their vehicles, the 2021 cohort celebrated in person on May 11, 2021 with a little bit of distance in between. Fourteen students, four with an Associate Degree in Nursing and 10 from the Practical Nursing program received a commemorative pin, a nurse’s camp […]

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Juliana Inman Gains Career Confidence during Pandemic


Juliana Inman is looking forward to serving as president of MCC’s Student Government Association. A future graduate of the Montgomery County Early College, Juliana finished her Associate Degree in Science a year early and will spend her fourth and final year at MCC earning a certificate in the Medical Assisting Program. In her freshman year, […]

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MCC’s BLET Class is Driving in Style


Candidates of Montgomery Community College’s largest Basic Law Enforcement Training class spend 40 hours in the law enforcement driver training portion of their curriculum, and now they will enjoy doing so in newly-designed vehicles. The BLET program’s Dodge Chargers underwent a facelift this spring, sporting new wraps featuring the College logo. Law enforcement driving-related accidents […]

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MCC to Teach Detention Officer Certification Course

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The North Carolina Sheriff’s Education and Training Standards Commission has approved Montgomery Community College to deliver its 174-hour Detention Officer Certification Course. The college’s accreditation became effective March 16, 2021, and the school is making plans to admit its first cohort of officers on June 7, 2021. The 174-hour course, which is taught over a […]

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MCC’s Campus Buzzing with New Apiary

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“Apiary” is the technical term given to an area where beehives are kept, and MCC now has one. In the southwestern corner of campus, between the Forestry Building and its new under-construction equipment shed, MCC has welcomed two colonies of bees housed in white Langstroth hives. Each Langstroth hive sits atop a sturdy pine stand […]

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