Isothermal Community College

Isothermal Community College

Chad Pettit

Chad Pettit, Isothermal Community College, Excellence Award 2014

“It's not a job, it's an adventure.” That used to be the recruiting slogan for the Army. After ten years and multiple deployments, including two combat tours to Iraq, I can say it truly is an adventure. Unfortunately, that adventure left me ill-prepared for civilian life.

Rachelle West

Rachelle West, Isothermal Community College, Excellence Award 2013

My name is Rachelle West. Along with being a full time student, I am a wife and mother. My husband and our five children are supportive of my decision to go back to school.

Nate DeGrandpre

Nate DeGrandpre, Isothermal Community College, Excellence Award 2012

In looking back on the last two years at Isothermal Community College I am simply amazed. I am not only amazed at what I have accomplished, but I am also amazed at the tremendous support that has brought me to this point.

Amanda Guevara

Amanda Guevara, Isothermal Community College, 2015 Academic Excellence Award Recipient

Earning a college degree has always been a goal of mine, one which seemed unattainable until I enrolled at ICC.

Isothermal CC and the Tryon International Equestrian Center

Isothermal Community College and the Tryon International Equestrian Center Named 2016 Distinguished Partners in Excellence

The partnership between Isothermal Community College and the Tryon International Equestrian Center is giving new life to the southwest region of our state – an area which was devastated by the recession – by creating new areas of opportunity for its citizens.

Rachel Yvette Mercantini

Isothermal CC 2016 Academic Excellence Award recipient Rachel Yvette Mercantini

I began classes at Isothermal Community College after being out of school for over 10 years. I knew I wanted to continue my education, but was unsure at the time if I could do it while raising a young child.

Shakyra Davis

Shakyra Davis knows what she wanted and chased after it starting at the age of 13.  One of the hardest challenges she has faced was transitioning from middle school to Rutherford Early College.  She wanted the challenge and has learned how to balance high school classes, college classes, and part